Ben Abraham is a songwriter, producer and multi-instrumentalist from Melbourne, Australia. As a teenager in Melbourne’s folk scene, Abraham made a few misguided steps in the direction of a mainstream pop career. The experience was “mortifying”, and despite his father’s own previous pop-star status in his native Indonesia, Ben abandoned music for screenwriting and immersed himself in a different world of telling stories.
Inevitably, music found its way back in, as Ben picked up his guitar to help him navigate relationships. He began writing “a half song” during a part time job entertaining kids in a hospital. After playing it to a teenager suffering from anorexia, he encouraged her to write a second verse.
When the song was finished and news got out, Ben was asked to perform it at fundraisers. “That’s when I knew music really could be something: it didn’t have to be whatever I thought it was before.”
Ten years on, Ben Abraham has signed with Atlantic Records and Sony/ATV and become a sought after writer, with credits to his name including Kesha’s platinum-certified Top 10 hit Praying, Demi Lovato, rising stars Wrabel and Wafia and many more. Abraham’s debut album Sirens was released in 2016 on Secretly Canadian to great critical acclaim.