“Bens honest songwritinghas seen him growfrom a well-kept hometown secret into an independent artist with a passionate international following.” – Tone Deaf
“When Ben sings, I listen.” – Gotye
“One of my favorite new singer songwriters.” – Sara Bareilles
Australian artist Ben Abraham, whom the Sydney Morning Herald calls “one of the best new male voices,” is featured in a new installment of the acclaimed British Mahogany Sessions series. Abrahams U.S. debut album is set for release early next year on Secretly Canadian.
Abraham brought his live show, which Tone Deaf calls “disarming” and “truly stunning,” to the U.S. for the first time at this years CMJ. Abraham backs up his voice with only guitar and harmonium, in the vein of “Cat Stevens, If Donny Hathaway and Cat had a baby and he hung out with Sufjan Stevens and Feist,” Abraham says.
Abraham is set to return to the U.S. next year for a full tour to celebrate the release of his album. Since he began writing songs while working in a hospital, Abraham has collaborated with Ta-ku, Wafia, Gotye and more and recorded an album. The son of Indonesian folk-pop stars, he has risen to prominence in his hometown of Melbourne and throughout Australia through his much lauded live performances, where his voice and talent has consistently blown audiences away.