Review: The Age EG (Melbourne)

Daniel Gregson of EG (The Age – Melbourne) caught the band at a recent performance at the Clifton Hill “Acoustic Sessions”:  “Gig Guide caught Instrumental Asylum (as opposed to being admitted) on Wednesday June 14 at the Clifton, and if you dig rockin’ surf guitar a la Dick Dale and via Melbourne, you’ll dig this outfit fronted by Ben Rogers.  Featuring the ever reliable Denis Close in the engine room, the trio tore up the stage calling into question the “acoustic” focus of the night, but damn, the feet were stomping.”

Review for Welcome to the Asylum

Ken Williams writes in The Age (Melbourne) and The Sydney Morning Herald, “(Ben Rogers’ Instrumental Asylum) paints from a varied and witty palette: a House of the Rising Sun that bypasses Hilton Valentine’s signature arpeggios, a Nuages that transports Django’s reverie beyond the clouds” and “Nods to past masters…sit happily with driving “guitar noir” originals”.

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