Ben Mason & Band : Launching Kanandah
Ben Mason launches his latest album, Kanandah.
Kanandah, an aboriginal word meaning "the land where the sun sets", is also the name of the street Ben grew up in in the outer Melbourne suburb of Research.
Ben tells stories of his childhood in leafy Research - climbing through a hole that his father cut in their back fence to play in the farmland behind their property, riding down their street on the back of his neighbour's family bus, making and losing friends, running away from home, and walking in on his parents' private bedroom activities. Kanandah is at times playful and hopeful, and at other times dark and despairing - just like most childhoods. Ben captures how things that seem trivial to adults can have long lasting influence on children.
Ben launches Kanandah with a special Sunday matinee show and the help of his band Lewis Coleman, Holly Thomas, Nick Murphy and Kelly Day. Special guest Hannah Cameron will be opening the afternoon.