Ben Salter is one of Australia’s most highly regarded performers and songwriters. A founding member of Giants of Science, The Gin Club and The Wilson Pickers, since 2010 he has been primarily focussed on his solo work.
Salter is regularly cited as having one of the best and unique voices in the country. His live performances highlight his storytelling, humour and sincerity, while his five studio albums to date experiment with a diverse array of styles, from acoustic ballads to indie rock, avant garde soundscapes, instrumentals and all points in between.
Over his twenty year career, Salter has won numerous industry awards and fellowships. He’s supported a diverse array of local and international artists, from Cat Power to The Counting Crows, and performed at festivals including Mona Foma, Dark Mofo, Panama, Queenscliff Music Festival, Port Fairy Folk Festival and many more. He’s also collaborated with some of best songwriters in the land including Mick Thomas (Weddings, Parties, Anything), Tim Rogers (You Am I), Liz Stringer, Bernard Fanning (Powderfinger), Glenn Richards (Augie March), Angie Hart (Frente), Gareth Liddiard (The Drones, Tropical F*** Storm), Georgia Knight and Marlon Williams, to name a few.
Salter has toured extensively across Australia as well as throughout Europe and Japan. Salter’s fifth solo album “The Summer Of The Loud Birds” was released in 2020, and his second solo album “Live In Japan” was released later that year. He resides in the southern beaches area of Tasmania.