Indie Boy Wonder
Since his days with Sydney-based pop sensation Noise Addict, singer/songwriter Ben Lee has branched off into a successful solo career, traveled the world touring, starred in an indie-flick, dated the girl from “My So Called Life,” released several full-length discs, and has recently started his own record label. As if that weren’t enough, the guy is only 26!
Fans of Lee’s eclectic brand of indie pop-rock will be pleased to know that he and Pony Up!, an all-fem band recently signed to his new Ten Fingers Records (a partnership with Dim Mak), will share stages across North America for a two-month tour starting September 17 in Hamden, Conn.
Lee and the girls will be hitting up all the hot spots across the eastern U.S. and Canada along with a few shows in San Fran and L.A. Canadian dates include September 21 in Montreal at the Main Room, September 22 in Toronto at the Mod Club, and an October 24 gig in Vancouver at the Media Club.
New York concert-goers will get a special treat as Ben and the Ponies do a showcase at The Knitting Factory with Dance Disaster Movement, Mahjongg, Prosaics, and Lion Fever October 16. The tour will conclude in Los Angeles October 28 at The Roxy Theatre.
Lee’s last solo venture was his 2002 release, Hey You. Yes You, which was released on Australia’s Modular Recordings. Lee and Pony Up! recently released a 7″ split on his new label, where the Aussie covered Modest Mouse’s new hit, “Float On.”