On 14 December 1988, 4ZZZ was taken off air and forcibly evicted from its UQ premises by the then student union executive, headed by one Victoria Brazil. The move prompted many previously apolitical students to take a firm stand against the move and to rally support for the station. While Zed was not to return to the premises its' volunteers had helped hand-build, unprecedented community support saw the station live to fight another day.
Ben Mitchell is an indie-folk/indie-pop-rock and alt-country-blues troubadour from Melbourne, Australia. Each of the 17 tracks on Chance To Love (2015, independent), and each of the 14 tracks on Summer Lover (2016, Beautiful Mess Records) received radio play across Australia, with spins in UK and Ireland too.
London’s Get Rhythm Magazine wrote Mitchell is, “A powerful performer with bags of stage presence and memorable songs.” Americana UK reviewed Mitchell’s ‘The Stars Can See’ saying “His song-writing skills put him in a league above.”
In June 2016 Mitchell achieved a Number 1 on the AMRAP Regional charts with a solo acoustic recording of his indie music anthem, ‘Keep Community Radio’. Most recently the video for Summer Lover’s lead single, Ocean Road, was picked up by Foxtel’s Country Music Channel.