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2024

✰ Benedict's ninth album will be released late 2024.

It was recorded in December 2023 with Julian Bolleter (keyboard) and Miranda Pollard (singing).

Three singles with videos will be released in advance of the album.

Album launch shows start in October in Melbourne - details below.


✰ April:

Coming up: Playing at Frank's Wild Years, Thirroul (NSW), May 19

Benedict will be playing an an afternoon show at Frank's Wild Years

The double bill will be opened by Nicole Smede, and Nicole will join Benedict in duet for songs in English and German.

Buy tickets here (limited capacity)

Show details:
Sunday 19 May, 3-5:30pm
Frank's Wild Years
3/2a Raymond Road, Thirroul 2515


Melbourne album launch show: October 10 at Tempo Rubato

Tickets, information about the show and Tempo Rubato venue details are available through the Tempo Rubato website.

Benedict will play two sets - songs going back over the years, then songs from the new album (to be released shortly before this launch show).

On the night, bass baritone songwriter Oliver Mann will join Benedict to sing some Schumann in duet - songs from Benedict's album interpreting classical German songs of the nineteenth century, Ausgewählte Lieder: Schumann, Wolf, Mahler.

Oliver and Benedict met in Melbourne in 2007 and last played together there in 2010.


✰ March:

Videos of new songs with new friends in Canberra

Having moved to Canberra in February, Benedict played songs from his forthcoming ninth album. On the song "Tonight" he was joined by fellow singer-songwriters performing on the day: Abi Main, Joseph John Matthews and andie.

Show details:

Sunday 31 March at Smith's Alternative
Six of the Best: Four solo singers, playing six songs each.
Smith's Alternative, 76 Alinga Street
Sunday 31 March, 2:30-5pm (Doors at 2)
Tickets and details.


✰ January:

Five duets coming soon, recorded in January with Carole Katz, Miranda Pollard and Matt Rudas:

In January Benedict recorded duets with long-term singing partner Miranda Pollard and Matt Rudas (Tucker Bs/Deep Beep), interpreting two pop hits (details in due course), and also three duets with new singing partner Carole Katz.

The duets with Carole are three songs Benedict has written in French.

This is the first time Benedict has made up songs in a language other than English. The 2023 album Songs in Five Languages was good practice, with its versions of Debussy's Beau Soir and Françoise Hardy's Tous les Garçons et les Filles. If you missed this album it's on Bandcamp, Spotify and Apple, along with Benedict's back catalogue).

Carole fixed some of Benedict's rough syntax and grammar (French out of use since 1995), and added some gorgeous turns of phrase to the songs.

The five duets will be released later in 2024, four of them with videos made in the studio.

Photos from the 14 January session are on the photo album page, taking Darren Clayton's photographic record over the twenty year mark – 2003 to 2024.

2023

✰ November:

Live 2023: 23-track album out now, with full concert and opening speech on film

Recorded in concert at "Songs 2002-2022", Shenton Park Community Centre, 13 May 2023.

Out now:

Videos of all 23 songs and Tristan Fidler's opening speech are in this playlist on the official video channel.

All videos going back to 2008 are on the video page.

Live show coming up: Lyric's Underground, Sunday 26 November

Benedict Moleta with Julian Bolleter and Jonathan Brain

Tickets from Oztix

With The Tigers and photos by Darren Clayton

Doors open at five

Music from 6:00pm to 8:30pm

Benedict Moleta will be joined by long-term collaborators for a special two-set show at Lyric's Underground.

The first set will be duo performances of songs going back to 2007, with Julian Bolleter and Jonathan Brain taking turns at the keyboard.

In the second set the guys will be playing new songs for the first time together live, before recording them in December for Benedict's forthcoming ninth album (the first album of new songs since 2013's The Magical World).

This will be an opportunity to hear the new songs in a fresh state, until now played only in Julian's garage.


✰ October:

New release: Songs in Five Languages

Intepretations of pop, classical and patriotic songs, from Strana Armonia d'Amore (by the Italian baroque composer Giulio Caccini), to the Indonesian patriotic song Tanah Airku, to Françoise Hardy's 1960s French hit Tous les Garçons et les Filles.

✰ September:

New release:
Benedict Moleta and Miranda Pollard sing "Stand by Me": Video and single out now

Getting back together after a ten-year break, Benedict and Miranda Pollard started off by recording a version of Stand by Me.

A video made live in the studio by Sam Irwin is on the video page.

The Stand by Me single was released on Bandcamp on 18 September.

Also available on Spotify, Apple Music and other streaming platforms.


✰ August:

Video from solo show at Le Vivant

The video page has a cut from the show, including the songs White Roses and Passage of Time, with Benedict talking about learning to drive in between.

Solo show 17 August: [Sold out]
35 seats only, at Le Vivant (Highgate)

Benedict will be playing solo with no microphones and nothing plugged in.

This is a strictly limited capacity show; 35 seats only.

Doors open at 6, music starts at 7 sharp, dining from 8pm.

- Tickets and dinner menu from Oztix -

Le Vivant bar and restaurant is offering a special menu on the night, for those who wish to dine after the music. Benedict will be doing so, and looks forward to dinner and discourse.

At this show Benedict will be playing songs going back over the years to his first album The Warm Sun Coming In (2005), as well as first public performances of material in preparation for his forthcoming ninth album.


✰ July:

Videos from duo show at Lyric's Underground, with Julian Bolleter

The video page has two videos shot by an audience member, of Julian and Benedict playing the songs The Rushing Sound and Passage of Time.

Sunday 16 July:
Duo show at Lyric's Underground (Maylands)

Benedict will be playing a duo show with Julian Bolleter on piano, at Lyric's Underground; 22 Lyric Lane, Maylands.

- Tickets from Oztix -

Supports are The Tigers and Macho Men.

Doors at 5pm; Benedict and Julian play at 7:45.

Benedict and Julian will be playing songs from 2022's Passage of Time, as well as songs going back over the years.


✰ June:

Album number nine is on the way.

Benedict is also working on an album of covers (classical, pop and patriotic songs) in English, French, German, Indonesian and Italian.

The photo album page has been updated to include photos from our May 13 Shenton Park show, plus pictures going back to 2006 that were shown for the first time by Darren Clayton in his slideshow on the night, not previously included here.

As well as live, studio and rehearsal photos, there are extra-curricular activities: Getting dumped at the beach, enjoying the pleasures of the Holden HG, shopping in Mount Lawley, and the spectacle of the fallen yucca (with Honda Scamp).


✰ May:

First live show since 2015: [Sold out]
Songs 2002-2022, Saturday 13 May 2023

The show was reviewed by Seesaw magazine:

"Tonight is a reminiscence on an underrated and frankly brilliant body of WA work that deserves to be viewed alongside the best our state has produced in the past two decades."

You can read the review here:

Moleta retrospective is poetry in motion

Benedict was interviewed on RTRfm the day before the show:

Benedict Moleta returns to live music


About the show:

After an eight-year absence, Benedict will be playing live at Shenton Park Community centre on Saturday 13 May 2023.

Benedict will be joined by long-term collaborators Julian Bolleter, Jonathan Brain and Rosemary Halsmith

Songs from 2002-2022 will be played, together with a sample of material that is in preparation for Benedict's next album.

Tristan Fidler will give an opening address and there will be a musical retrospective slideshow of photographs by Darren Clayton, who has documented Benedict's work with collaborators since the early 2000s.

Capacity is limited; no door sales.

Tickets are available through Eventbrite.


2022

After a seven-year glitch, Benedict released new music in 2022:

Passage of Time (three-track single with Julian Bolleter)

and

Ausgewählte Lieder: Schumann, Wolf, Mahler (solo album of German classical songs).

Details are on the music page of this website.


2015

New single "The Gift of Frienship" released August 2015. On Bandcamp now.

Coming up:

Thursday 10 December
Benedict and Julian Bolleter will be supporting Darren Hanlon
Mojo's Bar
North Fremantle
Buy tickets


2014

Wednesday 10 December
Benedict will be supporting Luluc
Bar 459 (at the Rosemount Hotel)
Fitzgerald Street North Perth
This will be a solo show.

New album "The Magical World" out now

Benedict's eighth album, entitled "The Magical World" is out now.

The album was launched on Saturday 16 November 2013 at the Maylands Yacht Club.

Rapper and storyteller Mathas opened the night, followed by a brief introduction to the album presented by Jonathan Brain.

Benedict and his bandmates then performend the album in its entirety.

The album contains Benedict's most joyful collection of songs to date, enriched by harmony vocals from Miranda Pollard and Andrew Ewing, Flamenco percussion from Rosemary Halsmith, and beautiful piano playing from Julian Bolleter.

The first single from the album is Black Rose.

And there is a video for the song Happy Girl, made by Andrew Ewing, who plays and sings throughout the album.


2013

Sunday 31 March 2013

Benedict will be playing a duo show with Julian Bolleter on keyboards, upstairs at Fi and Co, 289 William St Northbridge.
Other artists on the bill include Joe Bludge, Tracey Read, Simon Sieradzki and Scott White.
Music runs from 3 until 6pm, and Benedict and Julian will be playing around 4pm.

New video

A new video for the the track "Another hound", from Benedict's latest album "Singleton" is on the video page now.
The video was made by Andrew Ewing

Sunday 10 February 2013

Benedict will be playing a solo show at the launch of 'The Fine Art of Perth Music': an exhibition of visual art by Perth musicians.
The exhibition is part of the 2013 Fringe Festival and features a range of local musicians exhibiting works in various media.
The exhibition happens in the Bok Choy Ballroom, corner of Beaufort St and St Alban's Avenue Highgate
Opening from 3pm, Benedict will be playing around 4pm.


2012

Sunday 11 November
An afternoon of music and poetry in Toodyay


In 2011 Benedict travelled with his band to Toodyay to play a show in the local Country Women's Association hall.
This year Benedict has organized an afternoon of music and poetry in the hall, accompanied by solo acts
Andrew Ewing and Miranda Pollard, plus purveyors of Australian country rock Davey Craddock and The Spectacles,
and a poetry reading from James Quinton, who has recently completed a solo trip from Darwin to Perth by bicycle.
Benedict will be playing in three-piece mode, with collaborators Andrew Ewing and Miranda Pollard.

The show will run from 1pm until about 4pm, with an interval and tea and coffee available throughout.
You are welcome to bring your own drinks / ice / glasses and picnic to have in the hall while the show is going on.

Toodyay is about an hour's drive from the city. The countryside is very nice at this time of the year.
Get to town early for coffee or brunch, or pub lunch at the Freemason's Hotel.

Entry $10
Tickets on the door

For further information email benedict@benedictmoleta.com

Toodyay info is available here.

Benedict and Miranda Pollard supporting Joe McKee's "Burning Boy" CD launch

Friday 24 August
Rosemount Hotel, Fitzgerald Street North Perth
Other supports are Melodie Nelson and Josh Fontaine
Benedict and Miranda are playing second
Entry $15 from 8pm

Benedict's seventh album, entitled "Singleton" is out now

Preview / Buy CD / Download album from Bandcamp

Also available on iTunes

The CD launch will be at The Bird, William Street Northbridge on Sunday 12 August
Support acts will be Davey Craddock and The Spectacles and Scott Tomlinson (of Kill Teen Angst)
Entry $10 / CD $10 on the night
6-10pm
Benedict worked with a range of new collaborators on the album:
Bill Darby, Andrew Ewing, Miranda Pollard and Scott Tomlinson.
The album is all guitars and vocal harmonies

New live videos are on the video page now
The videos were filmed in March 2012 at the Maylands Yacht Club by Jeremy Passmore
A number of songs from the new album "Singleton" are featured, with Bill Darby, Andrew Ewing and Miranda Pollard
There are also several even newer songs with keyboard player Julian Bolleter, which are being developed towards the next album
This is the second show Benedict has played at the yacht club.
It's a magic venue, especially in early autumn, with the river just outside and the lights blinking on the water

Benedict has been organising shows in interesting venues since 2005
His first CD launch was held at the Old Perth Boys' School - one of the earliest public buildings still standing in the centre of Perth,
its neo-gothic heights providing a good acoustic setting.
Other nice venues in which Benedict has organised shows include the North Perth Town Hall, the Kurb Gallery,
and town halls in Toodyay and Darlington
Benedict's quiet storytelling music is well suited to these acoustically attractive places, with their histories of prior
use as school rooms, dancing halls, card-playing dens and exhibition spaces
More of these shows are planned for the future

Friday July 13
A night of music with Benedict and Miranda Pollard
Free range gallery, 339 Wellington Street Perth
Free entry / byo drinks and glasses
Solo support act Andy Blaikie at 7pm, Benedict and Miranda at 7:45
The small dimensions and nice acoustics of the gallery will make this an opportunity to hear new material at close range -
as if the show is happening in your lounge room.
More information on the Free Range site.

Saturday July 7
Hush festival of Quiet Music
Guildford Grammar School Chapel
Benedict will be playing with Miranda Pollard
Other acts include Felicity Groom, Runner, Davey Craddock and the Spectacles, and Moustache.
More information on the Hush facebook page

Sunday June 3
Mojo's Bar North Fremantle
Benedict Moleta Band supports Andrew Ewing for his solo album launch
Rachael Dease also plays

Saturday June 2
Universal Bar, Northbridge
Benedict Moleta Band plays as part of WAMI Saturday Spectacular
Playing at 2:30pm

Sunday 6 May
The Bird
William Street Northbridge
Benedict Moleta Band with support from The Leap Year and Craig McElhinney
$5 from 6pm

Sunday 29 April
Benedict will be playing a duo set with Andrew Ewing at the annual Blackwood River Chamber Festival, in Bridgetown.
Full details at chambermusic.com.au

Sunday 22 April
In the Pines
Somerville Auditorium, University of Western Australia
Benedict Moleta Band plays at RTR's annual In the Pines
Onstage at 3:30
Full details at rtrfm.com.au

Saturday 21 April
Solo show at 78 Records as part of the celebrations for Record Store Day
Local acts play in the store from 10am
Benedict plays around 3pm

Thursday 12 April
Mojo's Bar North Fremantle
Benedict plays with new collaborator Miranda Pollard, supporting Davey Craddock and the Spectacles
Simone and Girlfunkle also play, along with San Cisco DJs.
$8 entry from 8pm.

Coming up in March and April 2012:

Saturday 24 March
Maylands Yacht Club
Corner of Fourth Avenue East and East Street, Maylands
$10 from 7pm
Benedict with new collaborators Julian Bolleter, Bill Darby and Andrew Ewing
The Maylands Yacht Club is a picturesque spot on the river. Benedict played a solo show there in March 2011
This year he will be joined by three new collaborators, playing new material.
This show is BYO drinks, esky and glasses - no bar facilities

Benedict Moleta Photography Exhibition
Benedict will be exhibiting photographs at The Kurb Gallery, William Street Northbridge.
Exhibition opens 7pm Saturday 7 April, with music by Benedict at 8pm
Gallery open Sunday 8 April 12-6pm, Wednesday 5-7pm, Thursday 5-7pm and Friday 5-7pm

Coming up in February 2012:

Friday 24 February 2012
Velvet Lounge Mount Lawley
Benedict Moleta with new collaborators Julian Bolleter, Bill Darby and Andrew Ewing
plus solo sets from Sean O'Neill, Davey Craddock and Andrew Ewing
$8 from 8pm


2011

The year in review

"... a very unique kind of guy, a photographer of Perth suburbia, and ultimately an important contributor to the Western Australian music scene as he continues to involve other musicians with his work."
-Rave Magazine

Here's a round up of some of the things that have happened in 2011:

- Opening for James Reyne in Two Rocks

In February Harry, Lorraine and I played as a three-piece supporting James Reyne, at outdoor concert in Two Rocks.
We've never played to around four thousand people before and it was a lot of fun.
We threw some free CDs out from the stage, but I'm not sure that some of the children who who got them knew what they were.

- Shows in Maylands, Toodyay and Darlington

In March I played a solo show at the Maylands Yacht Club.
It was a magic night looking over the Swan River.
Jeremy Passmore filmed the show, and we've put videos of twelve of the songs on the web.
They're on the video page of benedictmoleta.com if you're keen.
Most of this is older solo material, which hasn't been played live for several years.

In May the band drove to Toodyay to play a show at the Country Women's Association hall.
A few of our mates from Perth came to the show, as well as a few people from Toodyay.
It was a good opportunity to play new band material, which we'd recorded for the forthcoming album, but hadn't had many opportunities to play live.

In September I played a show with Bill Darby and Andrew Ewing at the Darlington Hall. This is new material which will be recorded on the next album.
The hall is a great music venue and we made the most of the nice big stage. It was very nice driving back down the hill into Perth after the show, with the car full of gear and my buddies on the bench seat next to me.

- New album: White Marble Heyday

The new album "White Marble Heyday" was released in October, with a CD launch at The Bird in Northbridge.
The album features long term guitarist collaborators Jonathan Brain and Daniel Marano, plus the normal band, Harry Kneen on bass, Sam Scherr on guitar, Lily Sumich on drums and Lorraine Sumich on keys. Jonathan and the band played at the launch and we all had a nice time.

Drum media said "White Marble Heyday is another chapter in the Benedict Moleta canon and, yet again, speaks to the human experience with remarkable insight and intimacy."

Here's a link to a recent review of the album, in Brisbane's street press Rave Magazine.

The new album is available for download from

Amazon

iTunes

Bandcamp

CD baby

- Cyclic Defrost article

I did a fairly lengthy interview with Cyclic Defrost magazine, which you can read online here.

- Perth Music Interviews magazine

Over the course of 2011 I put together a collection of interviews with twelve people involved in the Perth music scene.
The interviews were printed and turned into a fifty page magazine, which I launched at The Kurb Gallery in Northbridge in December.
There's more information about the magazine at benedictmoleta.com. You can order it for $5.

Here's a link to a review of the magazine on thethousands.com.au

CD launch Sunday October 2
Benedict's sixth album, entitled White Marble Heyday, will be launched on Sunday 2 October at The Bird,
181 William Street Northbridge.
The album features Benedict's four-piece band (Harry Kneen, Sam Scherr, Lily Sumich and Lorraine Sumich),
as well as several tracks in duo with Jonathan Brain, and one track with guitarist Daniel Marano.
Click here to listen to the track Salmon Brick on Soundcloud.


Darlington Hall show Saturday September 24
Benedict will be playing a special show on Saturday 24 September at Darlington Hall, Owen Road Darlington.
This is with new collaborators Bill Darby and Andrew Ewing, who will be recording with Benedict on his next album.
This show is BYO drinks, esky and glasses. 7pm start, $10 entry. Benedict will play a solo set before being joined by Bill and Andrew, playing new material. Nice hall in a picturesque setting.
The hall is opposite The Pines general store.

Rosemount Hotel show Saturday 17 September
Benedict Moleta Band will be playing at the Rosemount Hotel on Saturday 17 September. Kill Devil Hills are headlining.
The Ghost Hotel and High Horse (Timothy Nelson's new band) are also playing. Benedict Moleta band plays second.
The Rosemount Hotel is on the corner of Fitzgerald and Angove in North Perth.

June 2011

Benedict's new album was recorded in April and should be out by the end of the year.
The album features Benedict's four-piece band (Harry Kneen, Sam Scherr, Lily Sumich and Lorraine Sumich),
as well as several tracks in duo with Jonathan Brain, and one track with guitarist Daniel Marano.
Click here to listen to the track Salmon Brick on Soundcloud.

Art Gallery Show Friday June 3
Benedict has been working on some new songs with Andrew Ewing, and will be road-testing them for the first time on Friday June 3.
The occasion is an exhibition and pop-up shop organised by photographer Libby Edwards.
It's at 7/63 Palmerston Street Northbridge (near the corner of Palmerston and Newcastle).
Opening from 6pm.
Benedict and Andrew will play around 7pm.


Coming up in April and May 2011:

In April Benedict will be recording his sixth album with his band mates.
The album will be recorded by Alan Smith at Bergerk! Studios.

Shows coming up:

Thursday 12 May 2011
Mojo's Bar North Fremantle
Benedict solo, joined by Bill Darby on a few songs.
Bill played in memorable nineties band O!, and has recently been playing solo acoustic
shows, as well as making electronic work under the name 10 bit Tonsil. Bill and Benedict
have been working on some new songs together, which will played at Mojo's.
Supported by Davey Craddock and The Spectacles, Little Ships and Andy Blaikie

The band is then going to take some of the new songs out of town, and play a show in Toodyay, at the CWA Hall.
This is located on Stirling Terrace, Toodyay.
Saturday 28 May
Entry is $10, from 7pm.


Shows Coming up: Februray - March 2011

Friday 11 Feb 2011
Velvet Lounge (at The Flying Scotsman)
Benedict with Jonathan Brain
Andrew Ewing
Little Ships
DJ Louis Moncrieff
$10 from 8pm

Saturday 12 Feb 2011
Benedict Moleta Band supporting James Reyne
Charnwood Reserve, Two Rocks
Free outdoor concert
Entry from 4pm
Benedict Moleta Band plays at 7pm, James Reyne to follow

Saturday 12 March 2011
The Builders Arms, Gertrude Street Melbourne
Benedict solo
Supported by Lee Memorial and Jon Michell (The Ancients)
$8 from 8pm

Saturday 26 March 2011
Benedict Moleta solo at Maylands Yacht Club
Corner of Fourth Avenue East and East Street, Maylands
$10 from 7pm
Two sets: old songs / intermission / new songs
No support act
No bar facilities: BYO drinks and esky


Shows coming up: December 2010 - January 2011

Tuesday 21 December
Mojo's Bar North Fremantle
Benedict Moleta Band plays at the launch of Voiceworks Magazine

Sunday 9 January 2011
The Bird, William Street Northbridge
With Hello Satellites (VIC)
From 7pm

Friday 14 January 2011
The Den (at The Civic Hotel)
with Kill Teen Angst,Bill Darby and Sean O'Neill (Hang on St Christopher)
$10 from 8pm

Saturday 29 January 2011
The Kurb Gallery
312A William Street Northbridge
Darren Clayton photographic portraits exhibition
Opening night show by Benedict Moleta with Daniel Marano
Free From 7pm


2010

November 2010

Coming up:

Wednesday November 17
Benedict Moleta Band supporting Lior at Quarry Amphitheatre
Tickets from Ticketmaster

October 2010
Coming up:

Saturday October 16
The Kurb Gallery, William Street Northbridge
Benedict will be playing songs in two-piece mode with Jonathan Brain. Jonathan and Benedict have played together on and off
for several years, with Jon contributing to two of Benedict's albums.
This will be an opportunity to hear some of the quieter material which tends to get left off the setlists at full band shows.
Miranda Pollard will open the show, playing solo.
Early start time of 7 pm. Free entry.
During renovations to its permanent home, The Kurb Gallery is temporarily located opposite the Brass Monkey Hotel, at 214 William Street.


July 2010
Coming up in Perth:

Friday July 23
The Den (at the Civic Hotel, Beaufort Street, Inglewood)
with Sabre Tooth Tigers, 6s & 7s and Ramona Bird
Entry $10
Doors 8 pm

Thursday August 5
Art Bar at the Art Gallery of WA
Supporting Clare Bowditch
We will be playing 7:15-7:45

Friday August 20
The Velvet Lounge Mount Lawley
with Craig McElhinney, Andrew Ewing and Chris Cobilis
Entry $5
Doors 8 pm

Sunday September 5
The Bird, William Street Northbridge with Simone and Girlfunkle and Miranda Pollard
Entry $5
Doors 7 pm
Playing times: Miranda Pollard: 7pm, Benedict Moleta Band: 8pm, Simone and Girlfunkle: 9pm

Saturday September 18
North Perth Bowls Club, with Ramona Bird and Bermuda
Entry $10
Doors 8pm

Friday September 24
Manhattan's Bar, Victoria Park
Benedict solo, supporting Mark Sholtez (QLD)
Entry $35
Doors 7pm



June 2010

Melbourne and Sydney shows coming up.
In July Benedict Moleta Band will be playing shows in Melbourne and Sydney, following the release of our new album Timesheet.

Friday July 16
The Empress Hotel
Fitzroy North, Melbourne
with The Ancients and Oliver Mann
Entry $10
Doors 8 pm

Saturday July 17
The Edinburgh Castle Dining Room
Brunswick, Melbourne
with Andrew McCubbin and the Hope Addicts, Margins and Chris Rainier
Entry $10
Doors 8 pm

Sunday July 18
The Sandringham Hotel
Newtown, Sydney
with The Jewel and The Falcon and Commmunity Radio
Entry $8
Doors 7 pm

After the tour we've got a couple of Perth shows coming up:

Friday July 23
The Den (at the Civic Hotel, Beaufort Street, Inglewood)
with Sabre Tooth Tigers, 6s & 7s and Ramona Bird
Entry $10
Doors 8 pm

Friday August 20
The Velvet Lounge Mount Lawley
with Craig McElhinney and guests to be confirmed

Sunday September 5
The Bird, William Street Northbridge



April 2010

Benedict's fifth album, entitled Timesheet, was released in April 2010.
Benedict's five-piece band plays in various configurations throughout the album, and a number of long-term collaborators contribute to individual tracks.

CD launch:
Saturday 24 April
Mojo's Bar North Fremantle
with The Painkillers, Umpire and The Leap Year.
Entry $12.
CD special price on the night $15

Following the CD launch Benedict and band will be playing a show at The Kurb Art Gallery.
Details as follows:
Saturday 8 May
Benedict Moleta Band
Supported by Craig McElhinney
The Kurb Gallery 214 William Street Northbridge (opposite Brass Monkey), Perth, Western Australia 6003
Free Entry.
Early start time of 7pm.
Please note: The Kurb Gallery is currently located at 214 William Street - Opposite The Brass Monkey Hotel, next to the old Arcane Bookshop.
This is a temporary location for the gallery, during renovations to its long-term home at 310 William Street.


December 2009

Two shows in December:

Saturday December 5
Airport City Shuffle CD launch
Bar 459 at the Rosemount Hotel
Fitzgerald St North Perth.
Benedict Moleta Threepiece supports Airport City Shuffle.
Also on the bill is L'il Leone Lionheart and Rabbit Island.
Benedict plus Harry Kneen on bass and Lorraine Sumich on keys.
From 8pm
$8 entry / $10 with CD

Friday December 18
Supporting Bachelorette (NZ)
Mojos North Fremantle
Benedict Moleta Fivepiece supports Bachelorette.
Also on the bill is Pond and special guest DJs
$12 + bf through moshtix. More at the door if available.


October 2009

Benedict recently finished recording his fifth album, which will be released in 2010 by Winterborn, and distributed in Australia by Inertia.

Shows coming up:

Sunday October 18
Upstairs at the Rosemount Bowl
Fitzgerald Street North Perth
Benedict Moleta with Lily Sumich on drums
Plus Carbuncle and L'il Leonie Lionhart
$5 entry / $10 with bowling
From 6pm

Sunday November 1
Single launch
Two tracks from the forthcoming album: Minaret and Metal Towers
Velvet Lounge
Beaufort Street Mount Lawley
Beaufort Street Mount Lawley
Supported by The Painkillers
From 7pm
$8 entry with free copy of the single

Wednesday 4 November
Kodachrome 8
Spectrum Project Space
Beaufort Street Northbridge
Benedict Moleta solo
Plus Jesse Pepper and Daniel Marano
Super 8 films and images by Daniel Marano and Darren Clayton
Free entry
From 8pm

Friday 13 November
Supporting Oliver Mann (VIC)
Little Creatures Loft
Fremantle
Benedict Moleta Fourpiece
$10 entry
From 8pm

Saturday 21 November
Hyde Park Hotel
Fitzgerald Street West Perth
Benedict Moleta Fourpiece
Lineup TBC


June 2009

Benedict will be playing a solo set at RTRfm's Winter Music Festival The festival takes place in North Fremantle on Saturday June 27, with bands and solo acts playing at the Railway Hotel, and DJs playing at Mojos.

Benedict will be recording his fifth album in July, with Alan Smith at Bergerk! Studios. Since January Benedict has been working in fivepiece format, with Lily Sumich on drums, Sam Scherr on guitar, Lorraine Sumich on keyboards and Harry Kneen on bass. About half of the album will be played in this fivepiece format. A number of other collaborators will feature on the remaining songs.


April 2009

Four live videos made at the launch of Benedict's latest album Continuous Talking can now be viewed on the VIDEO page and on You Tube.

Over the summer Benedict has been playing with some new people; Harry Kneen (ex-Thermos Cardy) on bass, and Lorraine Sumich (ex-Spinsters) on keyboards. Sam Scherr remains on lead guitar and Lily Sumich on drums.

Benedict will be recording his next album in July at Bergerk! Studios with Alan Smith. The album will include songs in the current five-piece format, as well as solo tracks, and songs with Rosemary Halsmith playing percussion and keyboards.

Next show is:

Wednesday April 8
The Moon Cafe
William Street Northbridge
Benedict with Harry Kneen on bass
Plus Gilroy and Robbie Jalapeno

Benedict and Harry playing at 10pm


December 2008

Friday December 19
Benedict will be playing a show at the Kurb Gallery on William Street in Northbridge, on Friday 19 December.
It will be a threepiece show, with Rosemary Halsmith on keyboard and Lily Sumich on drums.
Since releasing our last album, we have been working on some mega quiet songs which we will be playing at the Kurb.
There is a dedicated performance room next to the gallery, which we will be using for the evening.

Doors open at 7:30, for 8pm start.
There will be no support act and no entry fee.
The Kurb is located at 310 William Street Northbridge.


November 2008

Sunday November 16
The Charles Hotel
Charles Street, North Perth
Benedict Moleta Fivepiece, with French Rockets, These Shipwrecks and The Silver Bulletin
We are playing third.

Friday November 21
The Bakery Artrage Complex
Northbridge
Fall Electric CD launch
Benedict Moleta Fivepiece supports Fall Electric for the launch of their album
Other supports include Apricot Rail and special guests to be announced


October 2008

Sunday October 12
Hyde Park Hotel, West Perth
Supporting the Tucker Bs
Also playing will be Sydney band Spod, and the Gizzards.
We will probably do this show as a fourpiece, without Sam Scherr, who may be busy in the studio laying down tracks for the next Capital City album.

Saturday October 18
Mojos Bar, North Fremantle
Supporting Sophie Koh (Vic) and Grand Salvo (Vic)
Benedict solo

Friday October 31
Mojos, North Fremantle
Benedict Moleta Fivepiece
Supporting Charge Group (Sydney)
Charge Group is Matt Blackman's new band. Matt is known and admired for his former leadership of Purplene and Ukiyo-e.
Also supporting will be Felicity Groom and the Black Black Smoke, and Apricot Rail.


September 2008

Benedict's new album will be launched on Friday 12 September at the Charles Hotel, 509 Charles Street North Perth.
Supports are adamsaidgalore and Capital City.
The show is being professionally filmed with multiple cameras.
Tickets from Heatseeker ($9 plus bf or $12 on the door)

The following weekend I will be supporting Holly Throsby in five-piece mode.
Details are:

Saturday 20 September
Holly Throsby
Plus Apricot Rail and Benedict Moleta Fivepiece
The Bakery Artrage Complex
James Street, Northbridge
$15 + bf / $18 on the door


August 2008

Forthcoming shows:

Wednesday August 20
The Moon Cafe
William Street Northbridge
Benedict with Lily Sumich on drums
plus Josh Fontaine with Stuart Loasby
and Selk


July 2008

Forthcoming shows:

Sunday July 6
The Hyde Park Hotel
Bulwer Street West Perth
Benedict with Lily Sumich (drums)
Plus Jonathan Brain and Seven Weapons.
We are playing second.

Saturday July 12
The Rosemount Hotel
Fitzgerald Street North Perth
Benedict with Sam Scherr (electric guitar) and Lily Sumich (drums)
Plus Fall Electric and The Veescars

Sunday July 20
The Hyde Park Hotel
Bulwer Street West Perth
Benedict Moleta Fivepiece plus Kill Teen Angst and Field of Sound.
We are playing last.


June 2008

Forthcoming shows:

Wednesday May 28
The Moon Cafe
William Street Northbridge
Benedict solo
Plus Stina and Joe Bludge.

Saturday June 7
The Rosemount Hotel
Fitzgerald Street North Perth
Benedict solo
Outside at 6pm

Friday June 27
The Norfolk Basement
South Terrace Fremantle
Benedict with Rosemary Halsmith (keyboard and glockenspiel)
Supporting Guy Blackman.
Other supports include Chris Cobilis, Hayley Beth and Rabbit Island.

Saturday June 28
The Hyde Park Hotel
Bulwer Street West Perth
Benedict with Rosemary Halsmith (keyboard and glockenspiel), Lily Sumich (drums) and Sam Scherr (electric guitar)
Plus The Ghost Hotel, From the Skies and Joe Bludge
Benedict etc playing third.


March 2008

Forthcoming shows:

Wednesday April 2
The Moon Cafe
William Street Northbridge
Benedict with Rosemary Halsmith (keyboard and glockenspiel)
Plus Fall Electric and Nathan Sinclair with Brandon Lewis


February 2008

Benedict's new album was recorded in December, and will be released later in 2008. Benedict is joined by a number of musicians on the album.

Forthcoming shows:

Friday March 14
The Civic Hotel Inglewood
Benedict with Jonathan Brain (Spanish and acoustic guitars), Rosemary Halsmith (glockenspiel and flamenco percussion), James Quinton (bass), Sam Scherr (electric guitar) and Lily Sumich (drums)

Friday March 23
Hyde Park Hotel
Benedict with personnel to be confirmed


October / November 2007

In September 2007 Benedict and Jason appeared on T Sessions, a live local music programmed being produced at Central TAFE, and shown on Access 31.

Benedict's new album The lines of parallel trees was released on September 1.
The album is also available from 78records.com.au and from CD Baby.

Forthcoming shows:

Saturday 20 October
Mojos Bar, North Fremantle
For The Tigers CD launch.
with Fall Electric and Torqmada
(Benedict with Jason Barfoot on drums, James Quinton (Milkless Fridge) on bass, and Rosemary Halsmith on glockenspiel)

November 2
The Civic Hotel Inglewood.
Benedict with Jason Barfoot, Rosemary Halsmith and James Quinton.
With These Shipwrecks (headlining), plus Radarmaker and Greg Taw solo.
Benedict fourpiece playing third.

November 17
The Civic Hotel Inglewood.
Benedict with Jason Barfoot, Rosemary Halsmith and James Quinton.
Plus Mongrel Country and Ramona Bird.
Benedict Moleta fourpiece headlining.


September 2007

Benedict's new album The lines of parallel trees was released on September 1.
The album is also available from 78records.com.au and from CD Baby.

Benedict has begun working on new songs with Jason Barfoot on drums, James Quinton (Milkless Fridge) on bass, and Rosemary Halsmith on glockenspiel. This lineup will begin recording with Alan Smith in December 2007.

Benedict will be playing two solo shows in Melbourne in October:
Friday 5 October
Edinburgh Castle, 681 Sydney Road, Brunswick
with Michael Young from 8pm

Sunday 7 October
Empress Hotel, 714 Nicholson Street, Fitzroy Nth
with Oliver Mann from 3pm (afternoon show)

Forthcoming shows back in Perth:
Wednesday 17 October
The Moon Cafe
William Street, Northbridge
(Benedict solo)

and:

Saturday 20 October
Mojos Bar, North Fremantle
For The Tigers CD launch.
with Fall Electric and Astral Travel
(Benedict with Jason Barfoot on drums, James Quinton (Milkless Fridge) on bass, and Rosemary Halsmith on glockenspiel)


August 2007

Thursday 2 August
Mojos Bar, North Fremantle
with Josh Fontaine, and Ant Gray.
(Benedict with Jason Barfoot on drums)

Friday 17 August
The Bakery Artrage Complex, Northbridge
For Jonathan Brain's CD launch.
(Benedict with Jason Barfoot on drums)

Thursday 23 August
The Velvet Lounge Mount Lawley (Rear Flying Scotsman)
Ella Fitzgerald Tribute Night.
(Benedict solo)

New Album will be launched on:
Saturday September 1
Amplifier Bar, City
with Tucker Bs, The Leap Year and Josh Fontaine.
Benedict will be joined by Jason Barfoot, Jonathan Brain, James Quinton and Rob Schifferli.
The album is called The Lines of Parallel Trees.


June 2007

Forthcoming show:
Benedict with Jason Barfoot and James Quinton
Plus Fall Electric and Josh Fontaine.
Friday July 27
The Civic Hotel
981 Beaufort St Inglewood WA 6052
Entry $5


April 2007 - Benedict's new album is due out later in 2007. Click to download Blue Zephyr Ride from the forthcoming album.