Ray Smith & Tim Bennett

Set Times

  • 2:45pm ~ Friday ~ Jam Tin ~ Bass and guitar workshop, including guitar alternative tunings and bass looping techniques
  • 3pm ~ Saturday ~ Mountain Stage
  • 1:15pm ~ Sunday ~ Jam Tin

Acclaimed singer/songwriter and multi instrumentalist who has been a working musician for forty years since moving to Australia from his native Cumbria. He is one of the creative forces behind several successful Australian groups playing medieval acoustic to progressive rock including; Dancing Brat, Scafell Pike, Smiffy's Glass Eye, Digital Dreaming, the Magellan Project, Sympathy Orchestra and Vesh.

"Like Christy Moore, Ray Smith manages to blend the timeless with the particular and contemporary."
Helen Adam. The Eye Magazine, Wales.

"Australia has been good for Ray Smith. But there’s clearly part of his soul that will always be in Cumbria."
Michael Coghlan. The Clothesline.

"Ray Smith has the remarkable ability to write songs ancient and modern that place the listener in the picture with an acute sense of actually being a part of the story that unfolds."
Chris Finnen. Adelaide.

"Songs immaculately written, beautifully sung, gracefully played."
Sean Mangan. Adelaide.