The Official Website of Ben Salter

An Australian Performer


It’s sure been a long time between website updates, that’s for sure. I have a good excuse now though as I have essentially eliminated my weekends until Xmas with this massive tour. I have named it “Sublimation” after a song I wrote but haven’t really released properly yet. I’m going to release it for the tour. And an album. I’ll get to that next but first the tour, it’s massive. I’m going to Japan and rather than have a relaxing time drinking malty beer, watching baseball and being secretly despised I am instead going to do some shows and be openly despised while Julie patiently watches and waits and thinks about the arcade or theme bar she could be visiting instead. I’m especially looking forward to going back to Muryoku Muzenji, easily the strangest venue I have ever played. The owner still owes me some yen from last time! Anyway then the real trouble starts, when I hit the road with my good friend and actual musician Jethro Pickett and we drive a mystery hire car across the Nullabor and on to SA, VIC, ACT, NSW and finally QLD before doubling back to VIC and then flying to NW ZLND, jumping in another hire car and then driving all the way through there.
Jed is an absolute gun. I’m mainly bringing him to help me stop talking to myself but he’s also gonna be playing piano & guitar, doing some vocals and generally being excellent. I’m very excited. Also along for (some of ) the ride is my friend and neighbour Mr Warren Mason. Warren is a burgeoning songwriter and organiser of the Tin Camp project and lives down the road from me. He’s been a real ally and friend since I moved to lutruwita, helping me dig NBN channels and chop firewood properly and just being a calm and constant presence. It’s been really heartening to watch his songwriting and performing journey progress and I’ve been very stoked to be a part of it. I have probably raved about our band Mainlanders before.
Anyway he’s gonna come and do a bunch of the supports on the tour and come along for the drive with me and Jethro. But that’s enough blather, without any further ado I give you THE SUBLIMATION TOUR OF JAPAN/AUS/NZ 2023:

Fri Sep 15 – Hard Rain – Osaka – Tokyo

Sat Sep 23 – Helluva Lounge – Kobe

Tue Sep 26 – Muryoku Muzenji

The Sep 28 – Sub Store Tokyo

Fri Oct 6 – Buffalo Club – Fremantle – WA

Sat Oct 7- The Bird – Perth – WA

Fri Oct 13 – Grace Emily – Adelaide – SA

Sat Oct 14 – Cumberland Hotel – Port Adelaide – SA

Thu Oct 19 – The Eastern – Ballarat – Vic

Fri Oct 20 – Tallygaroonpa Memorial Hall – Shepparton – Vic

Sat Oct 21 – Tanswell’s – Beechworth – Vic

Sun Oct 22 – Smiths Alternative – Canberra – ACT

Thu Oct 26 – La La Las – Wollongong – NSW

Fri Oct 27 – Petersham Bowling Club – NSW

Sat Oct 28 – Link & Pin – Woy Woy – NSW

Wed Nov 1 – Junkyard – Maitland – NSW

Thu Nov 2 – Bar Capones – Port Macquarie – NSW

Fri Nov 3 – The Eltham – Eltham – NSW

Sat Nov 4 – Stranded – Brisbane – QLD 

Sun Nov 5 – Banshees – Ipswich – NSW

Fri Nov 10 – George Lane – St Kilda – Vic

Sat Nov 11 – The Old Bar – Melbourne – Vic

Fri Nov 17 – Major Tom’s – Kyneton – Vic

Sat Nov 18 – Shedshaker – Castlemaine – Vic

Sun Nov 19 – Wowee Zowee – Mornington Peninsula – Vic

Sat Nov 25 – Wine Cellar – Auckland

Sun Nov 26 Feida Margolis – Auckland

Wed Nov 29 – TBC – Hawke’s Bay

Fri Dec 1 – Poquito – Wellington

Sat Dec 2 – Le Cafe – Picton

Sun Dec 3 – Mussel Inn – Golden Bay

Thu Dec 7 – Barrytown Hall – Barrytown

Sat Dec 9 – Lyttelton Coffee Co – Lyttelton

Fri Dec 15 – Grainstore Gallery – Oamaru

Sat Dec 16 – Maggie’s -Dunedin

Stats Video out now!




Now is a good time to let you know I am going on tour again in March and I expect to see you all there again. Click on the gigs to buy tickets. “Stats” CD EP coming soon!

Here are the dates:

Thursday 16th March The Gem, Collingwood, Naarm/Melbourne **FREE ENTRY**

Friday 17th March The Eastern, Ballarat VIC

Saturday 18th March The Golden Wattle – Kaurna Land/Adelaide SA

Sunday 19th March Three Brothers’ Arms, Peramangk Land/Macclesfield **ARVO SHOW**

Thursday 23rd March It’s Still A Secret, Meanjin/Brisbane QLD

Friday 24th March Petersham Bowling Club, Gadigal Land NSW

Sat 25th March Frank’s Wild Years, Thirroul NSW **ARVO SHOW**


Ticket links for all shows in my Australian tour across October – December 2022 are now on sale at the following links. This will be the first extensive tour of the country in 3 years.

27/10/2022 – Old Bar, Melbourne

28/10/2022 – George Lane, Melbourne (St Kilda)

29/10/2022 – Taproom, Castlemaine

03/11/2022 – Mo’s Desert Clubhouse, Burleigh

04/11/2022 – It’s Still A Secret, Brisbane

05/11/2022 – Banshees Bar, Ipswich

17/11/2022 – Grand Junction, Maitland

18/11/2022 – Petersham Bowling Club, Sydney

19/11/2022 – The Servo, Port Kembla

20/11/2022 – Thirroul Music Festival 

23/11/2022 – Smith’s Alternative

24/11/2022 – Mojo’s Bar, Fremantle

27/11/2022 – The Bird, Perth 

03/12/2022 – Ballara Retreat, Adelaide

04/12/2022 – Wheatsheaf Hotel, Adelaide

09/12/2022 – Salamanca Arts Centre, Hobart


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