// Ben Whiting
Ben Whiting is a singer/songwriter infusing folk/pop/alternative with a his own unique touch of melodic lyrics sung with a softer and higher tone than usual.
Q&A, with singer/songwriterDefine your genre in five words or less:
nostalgic melodic alternative spiritualHow long have you been writing and playing music? Was there a song or moment that first inspired you?
I started writing songs the day I started playing at age 12. After always hanging around an old aeroplane hanger where my family would jam music together I followed suit and did the same with my friends.If you could travel back in time and show one of your musical heroes your stuff, who would it be and why?
I would like to know if Bob Marley digs my stuff...What are your favourite venues?
The Northern (Byron Bay) Jive (Adelaide) The Evelyn (Melbourne)What are your top 5 favourite albums?
Neil Young - Harvest Bob Marley & The Wailers Angus & Julia Stone - Down The Way America - america Counting Crows - August & Everything AfterWhat is your most memorable gig (playing or watching)?
Playing splendour in the grass while i was still in high school with my old band…It was crazy!Where do you usually draw inspiration from as a writer? Do you have a process? eg music first, lyrics first etc
Mostly always erupts from a melody i have had floating around but it always changes. Sometimes i will be inspired by a moment or nostalgia and will pen out something on the spot.