Starfish Club Ben Hauptmann 4 March 2024
'I dreamt I was reviewing a vinyl that was unlike anything I'd reviewed before. No title, tracks or musicians were listed on either the swirling orange or the disc, and the music itself was shrouded in further mystery, arriving in a haze of electronic effects, before multiple guitars, a bass and a piano emerged. But even then, the enigma seemed to linger, and when the drums joined, the total sound was massive, as though real instruments were in the room, imparting those jolts to the central nervous system that only real instruments usually can do.
In my dream I knew the record was by Ben Hauptmann and that the music's obliteration of lines between idioms has been a hallmark of the guitarist's storied career....' John Shand SMH
Ben Hauptmann is one of Australia's most sought after guitarists, having played with Gurrumul Yunupingu, Paul Kelly, Martha Marlow, Donny Benet, Jack Ladder, Lior, Micheline Van Hautem and currently touring with Katie Noonan and also Vika and Linda Bull. Ben is a Freedman Fellow and also a winner of the National Jazz Competition at the Wangaratta Jazz Festival.
We're thrilled to have Ben Hauptmann perform for the Starfish Club for his new Album release 'The One With Singing On It'
The band on the night features Justine Clarke, Arne Hanna, Sean Van Doornum, Harry Sutherland, Ollie Thorpe, Ben Kidson, and the Starfish Rhythm section of Hamish Stuart and Jonathan Zwartz.
Ben and his band will play songs from his new album.
The opening set will be music from Sean van Doornum’s latest release that Ben help produce and engineer - "eüsh"
Doors from 6pm, music from 7pm. The Starfish kitchen will be open, from 6.15pm