Captivates Hearts and Minds
Multi national and international award winning musicians
'A new kind of Americana artist - thoughtful, multi-talented and confident. Souly Us have the ability to re-define the genre' ~ The Akademia, USA.
‘Alive is a well produced and mastered studio recording with sweet voices and expert musicianship’ ~ Clouzine Magazine, USA.
Taking inspiration from the world around them, Ben and Kate can literally write and perform their music anywhere. Their original soulful sound is captivating audiences across Australia and beyond. And their catchy lyrics are echoing in people's hearts and minds.
This young coastal Victorian duo share dreams, hope, love and connection through their music. With Kate’s warm angelic voice and Ben’s rhythmic and passionate artistry on guitar they love playing to audiences who enjoy their poetic sound and life rich lyrics.
Their first single, 'Meant to Be’ was released 2018. An upbeat, fun tune, inspired by young love and Summer beach night. They were delighted it received airplay on radio stations Australia wide and took home ‘APRA AMCOS New Songwriter of the Year’ from the Tamworth Songwriters Association(TSA) 2019.
Ben and Kate first joined as a duo in January 2018. They started performing cover songs from a variety of modern country musicians and pop artists and began performing in their local area.
They started writing their original songs in March 2018 and at short notice decided to jump on a plane and fly to Nashville to visit music city and experience what it was like to be in the Country Music capital of the world.
Inspired by their surroundings they wrote original material whilst abroad and came home to Australia with aims to create a larger fan base and give music all the energy and focus they have.
They got straight into writing, planning, recording, producing and mastering four tracks for their EP ‘Hello World’ released January 12th 2019 debuting at No.5 on the iTunes Country Music Charts and No.75 on the iTunes Music Charts all genres. This release was the duo’s first larger project which they created completely on their own and describe as being their ‘hello to the world’, their introduction with a bang to the Country Music Industry.
Getting the opportunity to play Sounds of Summer Festival lead them to experience their debut television performance on ‘Live at the Spectrum’ in March 2019.
April 25 2019 saw them release their second single ‘My Soldier’ debuting at #10 on the iTunes Country Music Charts. They donated funds to the Australian War Memorial and The Legacy in respect of ANZAC DAY with every pre-order.
Having been an opening act for Shannon Noll and The Eurogliders they are busy planning a tour to promote their debut album.
‘Alive’ was released in September 2019, produced by Ben Mawdsley, mixed by Matt Fell and mastered by Michael Carpenter.
Peaking at no.13 on the iTunes Country Music Charts and with their self produced music video for ‘Alive’ making it to the top finals in the World Songwriting Awards, Souly Us are not to be missed.
WINNER of ‘Best Americana Album’ in the Clouzine International Music Awards for Spring 2020.
WINNER of 'Best Americana Album' in The Akademia Music Awards February 2020.
After entering their release into the Golden Guitar Awards for 2020 they travelled to Sydney for the official announcement of the Toyota Golden Guitar Awards Finalists and the launch of the 2020 Toyota Country Music Festival, Tamworth.
After attending this event twice in the past 2 years, they have been able to socialise with much respected artists in the Australian country music industry such as Lee Kernaghan, Troy Cassar-Daley, Adam Brand, Adam Harvey, Imogen Clark, Brad Cox, Andrew Swift and Blake O’Connor.
FINALISTS in International Josie Music Awards (JMAs) 'Duo of the Year', 'Entertainer of the Year', 'Song of the Year (Fighter)' and 'Album of the Year (Alive)'. 2020
FINALISTS Independent Country Music Association Awards (ICMAs) 'Most Popular Independent Country Music Duo', 'Most Popular Independent Country Music Single (Alive)' and 'Most Popular Independent Country Music Video (Alive)'.
FINALISTS (top 5) in the Australian Country Music People’s Choice Awards in 2020 Best Group or Duo and Best Video Clip for their self directed and produced video, ‘Alive’.
FINALISTS (top 5) CCMA National Songwriter of the Year 2020 at the TCMF.
With four of their songs placed in semi-finalist positions in the Tamworth Songwriters Association awards 2020 and ‘My Soldier’ making the final 5 they also had their song ‘Walk Away’ was a semi-finalist in the ‘Lyric Writer Award’ for 2019 in the TSA Awards.
With their signature easy listening style and drive to pursue their dreams, there is nothing stopping them.
With lyrics like ‘Life has dealt me some hard times but i’m thankful for every road i’ve travelled down’ - Souly Us is well worth a listen.
‘There is just dreaming about your dreams, and putting them into action. We won’t stop playing music, because it is who we are and what we love, one of the things we were born to do’ .......Kate x
‘Music heals me, it uplifts me. It is there through the good and the bad. It is what makes me who I am.’...... Ben