Ben Salter (born 23 March 1977) is an Australian musician currently based in Hobart, Tasmania. In addition to being a member of bands including Giants of Science, The Gin Club, The Wilson Pickers, Hownowmer and The Young Liberals,[1] he has released three solo albums, The Cat (2011), The Stars My Destination (2015), and Back Yourself (2017).

Ben Salter
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Oxford Arts Factory, November 21, 2015
Background information
Born (1977-03-23) 23 March 1977 (age 42)
Townsville, Queensland, Australia
GenresIndie pop
InstrumentsVocals, guitar
Years active1999–present
LabelsABC Music
Associated actsGiants of Science, The Gin Club, The Wilson Pickers

Solo careerEdit

Ben has played hundreds of shows around the world as a solo artist. In 2012 he travelled for five months around Europe collaborating with as many songwriters and artists as possible, playing shows in Spain, Italy, Germany and Iceland. From that extensive tour he was inspired to release his European Vacation EP.[2]

As a solo artist he has supported musicians including Cat Power, Built To Spill, Something for Kate, Violent Femmes, Augie March, and Tim Rogers.

Ben won the 2012 album of the year for The Cat at the Queensland Music Awards.[3] The album was recorded and produced with Gareth Liddiard and Robert F. Cranny.[4][5]

On 23 June 2014 he was invited to perform at the APRA Awards (Australia).

In 2015, The Stars My Destination was released through ABC Music.[6] to warm critical acclaim. In 2017 Back Yourself was also released by ABC Music.


  • The Cat - Shock[7][8][9] - released 05/08/2011
  • Ben Salter Live - Digital only release - Recorded at Bar Nancy, Melbourne - released 09/07/2012
  • European Vacation EP - ABC Music - released 12/07/2013
  • The Stars My Destination - ABC Music[10] - released 08/05/2015
  • Back Yourself - ABC Music[11] - released October 2017


  1. ^ "COOL FOR CATS", Hobart Mercury, 15 September 2011
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  4. ^ Fair, Alex (16 September 2011), "Very much a Cat man", The Examiner Newspaper
  5. ^ "Just add Salter", The Age, 4 November 2011
  6. ^ "Ben Salter". ABC Music. Retrieved 27 December 2015.
  7. ^ Levin, Darren (12 August 2011), "The Cat review", The Age
  8. ^ Cuthbertson, Ian (13 August 2011), "The Cat review", The Australian
  9. ^ Andrewartha, John (3 September 2011), "Sounds", Hobart Mercury
  10. ^ The Stars My Destination | ABC Music
  11. ^ Back Yourself | ABC Music

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