The Gin Club’s Ben Salter’s debut album The Cat is out on August 5th, and naturally, he’s heading out on tour to bring it to fans live. Best known as a founding member of numerous well known Australian ensembles including The Gin Club, Giants of Science and The Wilson Pickers, Brisbane-based singer-songwriter Ben Salter has also been a solo performer in his own right for over ten years. Salter has played throughout Australia as well as in Europe, Canada and the US. The Cat is his first solo album.

Recorded and produced with Gareth Liddiard and Robert F. Cranny at Liddiard’s rural studio in Havilah, Victoria, The Cat is described as “an intoxicating blend of avant-garde pop, rock and folk that is at once conventional and defiantly odd.” Featuring Gin Club alumni Gus Agars and Ola Karlsson on drums and bass respectively, while Salter’s quest for the sound of “organized chaos” led him to employ the talents of legendary Melbourne jazz saxophonist Julien Wilson, multi-instrumentalist Peter Novotnik, and indie guitar legends Joel Silbersher and Tom Lyncolgn, and Jet pianist Steve Hesketh.

Thurs 1st September        The Bird            Perth            WA
www.williamstreetbird.com 181 William Street, Northbridge
Tickets $10 on the door

Friday 2nd September    Norfolk Basement        Fremantle         WA
www.norfolkhotel.com.au 47 South Terrace, Fremantle
Tickets $15 on the door

Saturday 3rd September    The Wheatsheaf         Adelaide        SA
www.wheatsheafhotel.com.au 39 George Street, Thebarton
Tickets $15 on the door

Wednesday 7th September    Black Bear Lodge         Brisbane        QLD
Big Sound Showcase www.bigsound.org.au 322 Brunswick St, Fortitude Valley
Tickets from Big Sound website

Friday 9th September         The Vanguard         Sydney            NSW
www.thevanguard.com.au 42 King Street, Newtown
Tickets $15 + BF from thevanguard.com.au

Thursday 15th September     Karova Lounge         Ballarat        VIC
www.karovalounge.com 15 Field Street, Ballarat Central
Tickets $15 + BF from New Generation, Karova Lounge & Oztix

Friday 16th September    Northcote Social Club     Melbourne        VIC
www. northcotesocialclub.com 301 High Street, Northcote
Tickets $15 + BF from northcotesocialclub.com

Saturday 17th September    Brisbane Hotel         Hobart        TAS
www.myspace.com/thebrisbanehotel 3 Brisbane Street, Hobart
Tickets $15 on the door

Thursday 22nd September    Sol Bar             Maroochydore    QLD
www.solbar.com.au 19 Ocean Street, Maroochydore
Tickets $10 on the door

Friday 23rd September     The Zoo             Brisbane        QLD
www.thezoo.com.au 711 Ann Street, Fortitude Valley
Tickets $15 + BF from thezoo.com.au

Saturday 24th September    The Spotted Cow         Toowomba        QLD
www.spottedcow.com.au Cnr Ruthven and Campbell Sts, Toowomba
Tickets $10 on the door