Musicians Ben Caplen and Current Swell in Sydney

13 Jan 2013 10:42 PM | Deleted user
Introducing Halifax, Canada’s very own Ben Caplan. This rugged, raspy and roaring gentleman, who we think you just have to hear, is to folklore what smoke is to bourbon - perfectly coupled. Ben’s songwriting is as bold in range as it is in ferocity. Fuelled by a quality of melodrama and powerful lyricism, it’s the romance and the manhood crashing with his voice that gives Ben a truly innovative and experimental artistry. A sound that bridges the gap between controlled composition and unruly passion.

“With his heavy beard, ragged mop of hair and honey--‐coated voice, Caplan looks like he stepped out of
an ancient, seafaring novel. But his sound is gristled folk--‐blues with an Eastern European edge.” - The Ottawa Sun
Breaking between guitar, banjo, piano, and melodica, Caplan’s stage show is almost reminiscent of a burly and bearded Freddy Mercury; a raging, strong, and exploratory songwriter. It’s the blues in his soul, and the heart in your chest pounding as one that lead to Ben Caplan being named the "Buzz Band of the 2012 East Coast Music Awards" By CBC Music and makes him an act not to be missed when he comes by your town after his Bluesfest debut next Easter.
Be there for his first ever Australian shows – Ben Caplan is a legend in the making !

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Current Swell’s roots lie on the west coast of Canada in Victoria, British Columbia, on Vancouver Island. The band’s members consist of Scott Stanton, Dave Lang, Ghosty Boy, Chris Peterson, and Dave St. Jean.[2] Originally a group of friends hanging out and making music, the band began performing in backyards and on beaches, and has gained popularity through the likes of its online presence and dedicated Internet fan base. The band has been noted for its authenticity and for remaining true to its upbeat folk roots. Stay tuned for their Sydney concert dates.
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