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Ben Ford-Davies tastes international success.

After a 28 date tour of Europe last year Ben finds himself at odds with his creative spirit, soul searching in late night bars and coffee lounges for inspiration and material to bring to life for the follow up to his PAPILLON masterpiece.

2016 was a big year for Ben.
There was the European tour, opening for the likes of Diesel and Jeff Lang amongst others. He recorded his latest album PAPILLON at Mick Wordley's Mixmaster Studios, in the process collecting 3 SA songwriting awards for “Storm” 
(best song; judges choice - best song; people’s choice - best song; video producers choice)
At long last you would have to agree; Ford-Davies has hit his stride.

But its been a long, life changing journey. After playing in local bands for 5 years, it was 1999 and Ford-Davies left Adelaide to spend 2 years busking around Australia before settling in the idyllic tropical town of Pt Douglas for the next seven. PD proved to be the perfect base and portal for developing the east coast tours he's reknown for.

In 2009, Melbourne’s bohemian original scene beckoned and Ford-Davies followed. Those years gave us “In The City”  a collection of 5 of his most loved and well-oiled original songs played live at some of his favourite venues. That album alone showcases the artistic discpline and stagecraft of this awesome talent, not to mention his songwriting skills; skills that are everpresent on his first full-length release; PAPILLON.

Listen to "Storm" by Ben Ford-Davies  here

“Ben Ford-Davies is one the very, very few truly soulful singers who don’t make you say, ‘Well, he sounds like…’. A voice as unique as his guitar playing, songwriting and personality.”

Carsten Beckman, Music Journalist. Marburg, GERMANY.


“Impulsive rhythms, hard riffs and excellent guitar technique, verbal quips, spontaneous and homelike atmosphere.”

Ulrich Joosten, Music Critic. Cologne, GERMANY.              


Live, Ben is a unique force of nature. Combine his vocal prowess, sunny personality, charisma and self-effacing humour and you get an artist who connects with audiences from 500 to 5000. Ford-Davies delivers a unique show in one seamless package. Naturally.


"Call it what you will; magic or fairy dust - that undetectable, indefinable quality that effortlessly draws the listener in; that elusive ingredient we all wish we had? He has it in spades!"

Dave Hudson, Music Critic, Adelaide AUSTRALIA


Ben's latest single
"Vitruvian Man"
(original music and lyrics by Ben Ford-Davies)
now available at


No way!
TWO S.A. Music Awards!
Most Popular Folk/ Acoustic AND Most Popular Blues/Roots.

I am honestly humbled. There is an incredible amount of talent in South Australia and to say I appreciate your votes would be an understatement. So... a huge thank you to everyone. It was a 20 year journey of note writing, compiling, touring, making friends and learning. Always learning..

...and this is only the beginning.

I look forward to the next amazing thing to share but this was a biggie as it involved all of you who participated.

We are nothing without each other and music is the key to that puzzle.

Much love,

Ben xx

Ben picked up 2 SA music industry awards in 2016