Rhythm Hunters supported by Ben Kelly

Open Studio

Rhythm Hunters supported by Ben Kelly Tickets

7:00pm, Tue 3 October, 2017
Open Studio, VIC

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Rhythm Hunters - 'Salam Dunia (World Peace)' tour The much anticipated new studio album from NSW Central Coast world music group Rhythm Hunters is set to be released mid September 2017, and they can't wait to hit the road and bring this new album to the world!

A ground breaking new world album bringing together 10 years of the raw, love infused contemporary tribal sound of Rhythm Hunters. The sound, heavily informed by Indonesian music comes together in a way that honours those roots, yet also launches forward into a world of no boundaries, where cultures and eras blend, meet, talk and ultimately become one. This is not traditional music, nor a reflection of current musical trends. All the tracks are present tense in the moment, evolving musical artworks.

The album was recorded by Melbourne engineer Robin May (John Butler Trio, Melbourne Ska Orchestra, Nick Cave, Paul Kelly) and produced by legendary producer, musician and percussionist Nicky Bomba, in country Victoria alpine region in early 2017. Immersed in nature and locked away for several weeks as a band, and family living and working together in the studio, the resulting music is textural, brave, thunderous, sometimes orchestral, yet fun, joyous and great on the ear. Many lessons were learnt about having a plan and aborting the plan, as the moment must prevail over any expected outcome.

It's Always the Same, Till it's Different... is available as in independent release online and CD/ download from Friday 15th September 2017.


Ben Kelly is an Australian Singer/Song-writer, Guitarist and multi instrumentalist. A musical innovator and creative explorer of music, culture, sound & frequency, Ben plays that which legendary musician 'Prince' described as 'The Golden Frequency", 432hz.
Integrating different styles and influences such as Soul, World, Reggae, Roots, Psychedelia, New Wave and what Miles Davis referred to as "Social Music" (improv').

Ben has a dynamic and unique Guitar style that has earned him an endorsement from leading Australian Guitar company, Cole Clark Guitars. He also features at the 'Melbourne Guitar show' in company with some of Australia's top Guitar players.

Ben is currently recording his upcoming album with Reggae-Ska Legend Nicky Bomba along with the ingenuity of Robin Mai. An international mix of styles with strong reggae undertones, supporting Ben's eclectic, artful array is manifesting a musical journey of galactic proportions. The new album is queued for Release in 2017.


Open Studio, 204 High Street
Melbourne, VIC 3070
Doors 7pm

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