Ben Wright Smith - the great divorce - ronnie records


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"As I keep performing I think new elements and sounds begin to take hold. These ones tell the story of how I was feeling at the time." - Ben Wright Smith


It would require a concerted effort to dislike this album. Wright Smith’s infectious brand of rock – a clean, classic sound with some indie vibes thrown in – seems to have a groove for every toe to tap, a melodic hook for every ear. - ROLLING STONE 4 stars


An eclectic sound of folk, psychedelic and indie pop, with shredding guitar lines and crooning lyrics.” - MUSHROOM.COM


Melbourne muso Ben Wright Smith has served up a diverse platter of indie-folk jams.” - MUSIC FEEDS


After he delivered us his hit single “No-one”, Ben Wright Smith showed no signs of slowing down. While receiving full rotation on national broadcaster Triple j, “No One” peaked on the AMRAP community radio charts nationwide reaching #1 in regional charts and #2 in the metropolitan charts. 


Ben returned to the forefront of the Australian music scene with his infectious singleSand Grabber” which achieved both high rotation on Triple j and an incredible combined 400K plus plays on Spotify. 


In 2017 the APRA award nominated Melbourne singer-songwriter has delivered yet again with the release of his debut album The Great Divorce. 


Produced by Oscar Dawson of renowned indie rock band Holy Holy, The Great Divorce was a true family effort with much collaboration between performers in the U.S. and Australia, often enlisting vocal duties of good friend Ali Barter. Wright Smith began the recording journey in his hometown of Melbourne before embarking on a songwriter’s mecca to Nashville, Tennessee. 


Upon landing, Wright Smith worked with one of Australia’s most respected producers Mark Moffatt (The Saints, Yothu Yindi, The Divinyls) where the troubadours continued to experiment and fine-tune the 11 track record in what would become a gargantuan two-year period before returning home to put the final touches in place in Collingwood studio, The Aviary. The result is a diverse collection of up-tempo psych-rock songs that are charged with pop hooks highlighting Wright Smith’s song-writing talent and instrumental flair.