Singer-songwriter Ben Ransom is based in Sydney now, but that’s only after a career that has taken him all over the world, including a two-and-a-half-year stint in Europe and a residency in London’s West End, where it was said that he brought the spirit of a B&S Ball to the heart of the English capital. Ransom’s style blends country, blues and rock, and he writes tight, catchy songs that have proved popular with Australian audiences too.
The latest of those songs is ‘Night After Night’, which is taken from Ransom’s upcoming third album, Brave New World. Recorded between Nashville and Sydney with the legendary Matt Fell as producer, the single features the guitar work of Ben Butler (Sting, Stevie Wonder, Rod Stewart and more). Also playing on the track is Chris McHugh, the longtime drummer for Keith Urban, and Rob McNelley, who plays guitar for Bob Seger and was the CMA Guitarist of the Year.
The premise of ‘Night After Night’ is a holiday romance with someone who seemed like the love of your life until they disappeared as quickly as they appeared. The video captures that holiday feeling, and has its premiere on this website today. It was shot by Luke Oldknow and Electric Light Films, at a place called the Buffalo Bar and Grill in Queanbeyan, NSW, which Ransom describes as ‘as a genuine time warp where you wouldn’t believe your eyes if you just randomly stumbled upon it.’
Some of the bar’s regulars appeared in the shoot while the dancer,
Angelique, was discovered through Canberra’s Flamenco Club. Ransom notes that the venue owner, Vic, ‘couldn’t help but be dragged in to fill the role of the bar owner.’