Presented by Trevor Brown & Ben Fink
As renowned musicians, Ben and Trevor draw inspiration from a broad range of music genres – jazz, blues, and world in its many flavours from the African continent to the Middle-East, India and beyond. Every Monday night Ben and Trevor meet in the Eastside studios to share with us their love of music.
Ben Fink first came on the Sydney music scene back in the early 90’s with his band King Clam, a nine-piece soul ensemble. At the same time, he joined Voices from the Vacant Lot, a post traditional choir. By the late nineties, Ben had joined the then, little known Australian band, the Whitlams. Within a year, Ben was witness to the groups dramatic raise to the top winning three Aria Awards and a Mo award for best live band. After four years of non-stop touring with the Whitlams, both here and overseas, Ben decided to take on a solo career with his first Album, Origins. Ben’s also composed for feature films and stage productions since leaving the Whitlams, and has released his own album, Continue to Breathe Normally.
Trevor Brown is certainly the most experienced musician in Waiting for Guinness. As a young man, starting his career as a classical flautist, Trevor was soon performing as a soloist with various orchestras in both Australia and Europe. Trevor is also a phenomenal saxophone player, with a soprano tone reminiscent of the great Sydney Bechet, often combined with the mania of Eric Dolphy. Trevor’s musical tastes extend far beyond the jazz and classical worlds to include electronica (within which realm he shows great facility with sampling and loop media), beat poetry accompaniment and experimental noise. Trevor’s compositions have been performed in Europe and Australia. Trevor has also accompanied the acclaimed dijeridu player Mark Atkins. Besides performing on a regular basis, Trevor still finds time to co-ordinate and conduct music programs in juvenile detention centres around NSW.