Name

Ben Ely

Biography

Brisbane born, Ben Ely is an innovative Australian musician and artist with a career spanning over two decades in the industry. Ben 
is best known for his work with
 the indie / alternative rock band Regurgitator, formed in 1993, and which has received 8 ARIA Awards and sold close to one million albums in Australia. Experienced composing for dance, Ben worked on Gavin Webber’s 2009 Rock Show, a 75 minute collaboration between Regurgitator and five contemporary dance artists. With Regurgitator, Ely was involved in the 2004 live performance recording project BAND IN A BUBBLE in Federation Square in Melbourne. The band lived in a purpose built glass house for three weeks without leaving to record the MISH MASH album. Alongside his work with Regurgitator, Ben has composed numerous film scores, TV theme music, re-mixes and live scores. Highlights include composition
for the 2004 Australian film Somersault (together with band Decoder Ring) for which Ely received AFI Award for ‘Best Original Music Score’ and an Australian Screen Music Award for ‘Best Original Song’. As well, Ben composed the theme music for Triple J TV.