Ben Francis is one of the Coffs Coast’s most well-known and talented musicians.
The Indie Singer-Songwriter and Multi-instrumentalist started out as the singer in a band he formed with friends at Southern Cross Uni before re-locating to Melbourne and becoming a “stand out” member of the city’s live music scene.
After recording his debut EP at an Independent studio in Brighton, Francis played shows at Melbourne’s famous venues “the Espy” (the Esplanade Hotel) and The Ev (Evelyn Hotel) and began making a name for himself. He shared the stage with many national touring bands including You Am I and Dallas Crane.
Ben later decided to relocate back to his home on the Coffs Coast to be closer to his family. Upon moving back he recorded his Debut Solo album at Studios 301 in Byron Bay and toured the East Coast between Brisbane and Melbourne. At the end of the tour he played shows with legendary national act Diesel.
Last year he formed a new act in the form of Indie Rock band “Stereo Addicts”. The band has released 2 successful singles worldwide on iTunes. The tracks gained Independent Radio play in Australia and top ten positions on Triple J’s National Unearthed Charts. This led them on a tour between Brisbane and Melbourne including headline shows at The Metro Theatre in Sydney and The Hi-Fi in Melbourne. Their success also gained them a support with Crucial Music act and Triple J darlings “Hunting Grounds”.
Francis has a unique voice and style that shines through in his live performances. Critics in Australian Street Press Magazines Beat and Drum Media have praised its difference and quality.
His talents and performances have seem him become a highly demanded and requested artist for many venues, festivals, private and corporate events.
Ben has a rare ability to capture and captivate any audience. He has many influences and besides performing his own music, can also produce
amazing versions of tracks from his favourite new acts like Birds Of Tokyo,
The Lumineers or Of Monsters and Men or classic bands like The Rolling Stones, Led Zeppelin or The Beatles.
Ben is currently working on his second solo album and a new Stereo Addicts recording as he continues to play solo shows along the Coast.
Don’t miss him perform at any of his upcoming shows.
Hoey Moey Hotel (View Location Map)
Ocean Parade, Coffs Harbour