Carmel Wallace’s Lake Suite project was beautifully enhanced by a trio of musicians. Originally from Sunraysia, Melbourne-based guitarist Ben Rogers composes and performs instrumental music ranging from Django Reinhardt-inspired gypsy jazz through to 1960s influenced surf-rock. His trio Ben Rogers’ Instrumental Asylum, with Nikki Scarlett on bass guitar and Denis Close on drums, has released three highly acclaimed albums, one of which was listed in the top 10 roots releases of 2007 in Rhythms Magazine. An album of acoustic instrumentals, Windfarms of Your Mind by The Ben Rogers Trio was included in the Rhythms Magazine writers’ poll ‘Best of 2011’.
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Jack Rogers (son of Ben and Nikki) is a young musician with a strong interest in composition, language and singing. He presented Carmel’s words to accompany the music of Lake Suite in his debut spoken word performance at The Art Vault on 1 June 2013.