Ben Walsh has been playing music since early childhood. Having turned his detached garage in high school into a music studio, the aspiring artist spent a lot of time producing music in Pro Tools before and after school. He explains how he decided on travelling across the US at the age of 18, where he was able to experience playing at bars from New York through to Canada. We caught up with the Australian artist following the release of his latest single Velshur!
“I was having one of those moments sitting on the beach at Santa Monica towards the end of the trip, pondering life and watching the sun set and just made the decision that I wanted to be a full time performer, start with bar gigs and go from there”.
The artist found himself wanting to make his blues and rock n roll solo music more “poppy and bass guitar / drum rhythm” focused so he started Velshur to allow him the freedom to explore pop, whilst keeping the rock n roll content a little more retro. “I have always wanted to get into doing pop music, as bass guitar was my first real instrument. I have a real love for bad ass bass lines and snappy compressed drums”, he explains. Pointing out how his latest production has allowed him to experiment with a range of “flavours” and evolve as songwriter. Highlighting how he wrote the lyrics for Other Side to inspire people in whatever challenge you have in life to look at challenges as temporary and not get bogged down in focusing on what is wrong. The artist going on to open up how when he started surrounding himself with people he aspired to be like and respected, it immediately forced him to up his game.