Ben Sherman Big British Sound 2011

Ben Sherman Big British Sound 2011


Strange Talk, Ball Park Music, Boy In A Box, Owl Eyes, Step-Panther and more!

Tickets on sale April 4th

Ben Sherman returns in 2011 to present their annual live music love-in, the Ben Sherman Big British Sound. After the huge success over the past two years, The Big British Sound will return to Sydney and Melbourne for a night of great live music and Ben Sherman culture.

Each year Ben Sherman selects a range of the best emerging artists in Australian independent music to come together for one night in Sydney & Melbourne. Each band throws one or two covers into their set from British artists that they are influenced by or that they simply dig. The night mixes in some fun DJs and a low ticket price, making for an affordable, unrestricted night of good times.

The Big British Sound is an opportunity for fans of these Australian artists, to enjoy a set of their music and capture one or two special moments of these artists in a new light.

The past two years have seen the likes of Big Scary, Tame Impala, Whitley, Art Vs Science, Bertie Blackman, Little Red, Deep Sea Arcade, Jonathan Boulet, Fergus Brown, Jack Ladder and The Seabellies grace the stage.

Ben Sherman has been intrinsically involved with British music since the 60s, the clothing becoming synonymous with the era’s sounds of punk, nu-wave and beyond.  The Big British Sound is a chance for Ben Sherman to make a connection between its support of UK and Australian independent music.

In 2011 the Ben Sherman Big British Sound will feature the following line-ups:

Wednesday 11th May            The Corner Hotel                    Richmond        VIC

57 Swan Street, Richmond VIC 3121.

Featuring:  Strange Talk, Ball Park Music, Boy In A Box, Owl Eyes  + DJs Simon Winkler (RRR) & Jess McGuire (RRR)

$10.00 + bf available from or The Corner Box Office on  (03) 9427 9198

Doors Open 7:30pm

Thursday 12th May                The Gaelic Theatre                 Sydney                        NSW

64 Devonshire Street, Surry Hills NSW 2010.

Featuring Ball Park Music, Strange Talk, Boy In A Box, Step-Panther + DJs Shag (FBI) & Sweetie (FBI)

$10.00 + bf available from, 1300 438 849

Doors Open 7:30pm

Tickets on Sale Monday 4th April 2011. Capacity at both venues is strictly limited, so get in fast to avoid disappointment as both shows sold out last year.

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A little bit more about the artists playing the 2011 Ben Sherman Big British Sound:

Strange Talk
Two months after uploading some demos on MySpace, Melbourne band Strange Talk found themselves fashioning an EP with UK based producer Eliot James (Two Door Cinema Club, Bloc Party, Futureheads). Shortly after, a chance connection with upcoming US painter Adrian Gilliland and then a joint vision with Swedish cinematographer and colleague of Marcus Söderlund (CEO, The XX, JJ) – Daniel Takács (Air France, Loney Dear), led to what will be the forthcoming debut EP – “Climbing Walls”.

Beyond their auspicious beginnings, Strange Talk’s talents go beyond the norm. Currently laying their hands to remixes for Muscles, Miami Horror and Art Vs Science (under their production moniker Thieves of Aon), and penning future hits for undisclosed pop stars, Strange Talk continue to search for avenues to further express their ideas.

Ball Park Music
In 2006, Ball Park Music began to crawl as an uneventful solo adventure for singer/songwriter Samuel Cromack.

In the eighth year of the Naughties, equipped with a little collection of songs, his adventure took him to Brisbane. At a serendipitous pool-party he encountered Daniel Hanson, Dean Hanson, Paul Furness, Brock Smith and Jennifer Boyce: five of the most talented and delightful musicians…EVER!

And now, with their sliding trombones and heart-breaking folk, jangly guitars and honky-tonk piano, sad songs about Translink, and happy songs about rotten storms, Ball Park Music presents their own cure for the universal pop virus.

Boy In A Box
“Melbourne-based Tij Priddle, or – or as he is best known – Boy In A Box, began making a splash in the music scene from an early age, playing in numerous bands on the east coast of NSW. However, his biggest splash came about last year with the release of his debut single Moon Comes Up.

Constantly requested on Triple J due to overwhelming demand, the song was seen to circulate more often than not and Tij was seen to certainly make a name for himself.

The most difficult thing about this song is having to put a genre to it. Although one might describe Boy In A Box’s music as pop/rock/punk, there is a definite element of folk within the track.

Moon Comes Up provides us with only a sample of what’s to come from the extremely talented Priddle. 2011 is destined to be a big year for the Melbourne-based musician, and I for one cannot wait.”

Simone Ziada

February 2nd 2011

From www.

Owl Eyes

Every singer has their own story. But once in a while, an artist emerges whose music speaks for itself.

Faces, a melodic five-track EP, written and recorded with producer Jan Skubiszewski (Jackson Jackson, Phrase), threads elaborate fantasies and character profiles into breezy, intelligent pop.

The 19-year-old has taken her time, and spent two years writing and working with various producers to constantly challenge herself, as her style has evolved.

The result is a dynamic debut drawing on a plethora of musical influences, each as diverse as the tracks on Faces. From Ella Fitzgerald and Sarah Vaughan, to Bon Iver, Regina Spektor, Radiohead or even Elton John, Bat For Lashes and The Bird and The Bee.

Hailing from Sydney, Australia, three-piece Step-Panther spew a unique blend of surf-rock and garage pop upon their legions of fans. Step-Panther are: Stevsie (Guitar, vox.) Jose (Bass.) Julio (Drums, vox.)

Sydney DJs:

Sweetie & Shag from FBI

Melbourne DJs:

Simon Winkler & Jess McGuire from RRR


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