Ben Fletcher

Ben Fletcher

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Australian guitarist.

Benjamin Fletcher was born in Paddington, Sydney, Australia. Growing up in a beach side suburb of Sydney Benjamin left high school at the age of 15 to become a founding member of rock and roll band Bluebottle Kiss. Benjamin played bass and guitar on 5 Bluebottle Kiss albums & various other releases including: (Higher Up The Fire Trails (1994), Double Yellow Tarred (1995), Fear Of Girls (1996), Somnambulist Homesick Blues (1997), Tapdancing On The Titanic (1998), Patient (1999), Revenge Is Slow (2002), Come Across (2004)). Bluebottle Kiss toured relentlessly throughout Australia, the USA and the UK.

Benjamin started his own band The Devoted Few, as songwriter and vocalist, in January 2001. The band released 3 full length albums and an EP; (Sleepless (2002), Billboard Noises (2004), Baby, You're A Vampire (2009)) and (Schematic Tracks (2005)). The Devoted Few toured extensively around Australia with bands such as: Dappled Cities, Sarah Blasko and Eskimo Joe.

In 2004 Benjamin left Bluebottle Kiss.

In 2005 Benjamin joined acclaimed Australian singer Sarah Blasko's live band playing bass, guitar and keyboards. The Devoted Few was placed on hiatus in 2010 when Benjamin moved to London and continued touring Europe and the US with Sarah Blasko.

In 2012 Benjamin Fletcher recorded his debut solo album in London, Sydney and Stockholm. Entitled: Fletcher (4) - Upon Ayr the album was released in the UK and Europe on Dramatico records and in Australia on Warner records.

Early 2014 Benjamin co-wrote several songs with Sarah Blasko that appear on her 2015 release: Sarah Blasko - Eternal Return. Also in 2014 Benjamin met Marina & The Diamonds singer Marina Diamandis and started playing guitar for her.

January 2015 Benjamin signed on to become Marina And The Diamonds Musical Director (MD). 2015 saw Benjamin tour the world with Marina & The Diamonds culminating in the Neon Nature tour at the end of 2015.
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Ben Fletcher Discography Tracks

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COMM077, MoS 13 Various I Know Where Everything Is Various - Share More Air(CD, Comp, Num) Communion Records (2), Ministry of Stories COMM077, MoS 13 UK 2013 Sell This Version