NEW MUSIC VIDEO: Ben Mitchell ‘Smooth Sailing’

Here’s Ben Mitchell’s official clip for Smooth Sailing, filmed on location at Torquay Beach in Victoria, Australia.

In Ben’s own words: “For the music clip to Smooth Sailing I wanted to make a completely unique surfing video incorporating three things. It had to:
1) Be filmed in one of the world’s most famous and picturesque surfing beaches
2) Visually enhance the experience of listening to the song
3) Feature the best surfing ever captured on film.
And now it’s done I can honestly say that two out of three ain’t bad!”

This guy knows how to work a camera! Great stuff Benjamin!

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Special Interview: Ben Mitchell

theaussieword.com catches up with local indie Australian singer & songwriter Ben Mitchell.

Tell us how it all started. What had you first interested in music?

13164415_819437868160101_5535147858081776267_nElvis movies or mum’s piano. I can’t remember which came first but both played a part. I loved watching Elvis sing and play and exude charisma, and I loved singing Burt Bacharach, and blues, jazz and tin-pan-alley pop standards while mum played our upright piano.

What motivates or influences you in your quest to make great music?

Writing songs is a meditation for me and an expression of emotions and feelings that might otherwise not find a constructive outlet if I didn’t write. When I go to produce and record music I’m motivated by simplicity and originality, but I also want to create something a bit addictive.

What are your biggest goals you hope to accomplish as an artist?

I have modest goals: I dream of being Number 1 throughout the world on every chart simultaneously! Apart from that I’d like to keep making a living by writing, recording and performing music.

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