Ben Gillies Birthday & Fun Facts

Height, Age, Net Worth, Biography & More

Aashita Dhingra
Jan 31, 2024 By Aashita Dhingra
Originally Published on May 20, 2022
Ben Gillies formed the group' Innocent Criminals' with his friends Daniel Johns and Chris Joannou in school.
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About Ben Gillies

Benjamin David Gillies was born in Newcastle, New South Wales, Australia, on October 24, 1979.
Ben Gillies is a musician and songwriter from Australia, widely renowned as the Australian rock band 'Silverchair's' drummer from 1992 to 2011. Along with Wes Carr, Benjamin created the pop-rock band 'Tambalane' in 2003.
In 2005, the first self-titled album of the band was released. By the time 'Silverchair' was disbanded, Ben Gillies was working on his solo album, which was not at all connected with 'Tambalane.' He established 'Bento' as the lead vocal, and its debut album titled 'Diamond Days' was released.
Ben Gillies married Jackie Gillies in 2010. The musician from New Castle has indeed managed to carve a fan following worldwide. Please continue reading to learn more about this outstanding musician and songwriter, Ben Gillies, including his net worth, early career, rise to fame, and personal life.

Net Worth, Earnings & Spending Habits

What is Ben Gillies's net worth?

Ben Gillies' net worth is estimated to be around $30 million.

How much does Ben Gillies earn per year?

Ben Gillies' annual salary is yet to be estimated.

Height, Age & Physical Attributes

How tall is Ben Gillies?

Ben Gillies' height is estimated to be around 5 ft 8 in (172 cm).

How old is Ben Gillies?

Ben Gillies will turn 43 in 2022 as he was born in Newcastle, New South Wales, Australia, on October 24, 1979.

Childhood And Education

Benjamin David Gillies was born in Merewether, a suburb of Newcastle, New South Wales, in Australia, on October 24, 1979. At the age of 12, Ben Gillies, along with some of his friends, formed the rock genre and subculture group 'Innocent Criminals.' He was fond of playing drums when he was in school and visited several venues in the nearby areas.

Family, Romance, And Relationships

Who is Ben Gillies dating?

Ben Gillies tied the knot in June 2010 with Jackie Ivancevic, who is a professional psychic. Jackie Gillies also appeared on the Australian TV series ‘The Real Housewives Of Melbourne.’
Gillies appeared as a guest star in 'Too Much Of Not Enough' produced by Daniel Hedger in September 2020.
After multiple attempts of IVF, Jackie and Gillies welcomed twins in October 2021.

Career And Professional Highlights

Best Known For…

Ben Gillies first began as a quad drummer member of the band, 'The Marching Koalas.' He, along with his friends, Chris Joannou and Daniel Johns, formed a grunge garage band titled 'Innocent Criminals' when he was 12.
They gained fame in March 1994 after a music workshop with the funds of New South Wales' Arts Council at the Tanilba Bay Progress Hall. They changed the name to ‘Silverchair.’
While 'Silverchair' was on hiatus, Ben Gillies established 'Tambalane' and released an album with the singles' Free' and 'Little Miss Liar.' In 2005, he went back to work with 'Silverchair.' 
In May 2011, the band 'Silverchair' began declining. In 2020, Ben released the singles, 'One Foot In Front Of The Other' and 'Breath In, Breath Out.' The following year, his song 'Yesteryear' was released.

Charity Work

Ben Gillies is seen performing in several charity events.

What awards has Ben Gillies won?

The 'Silverchair' song, 'Tomorrow,' topped the ARIA Singles Chart. They released other albums, including 'Young Modern,' 'Diorama,' 'Neon Ballroom,' 'Freak Show,' and 'Frogstomp,' which also secured No. 1 positions.

Ben Gillies' Hobbies And Interests

Ben Gillies has always been interested in music from his school days to forming bands with their songs topping the charts.

Other Interesting Ben Gillies Facts And Trivia

Benjamin Gillies is widely popular with the name ‘Tomohawk.’
Ben Gillies generally works with the genres grunge, art rock, and alternative rock.
The instruments he plays include guitar, drums, lead vocals, and percussion.
Ben was born in Newcastle, New South Wales, Australia, on October 24, 1979.
Ben Gillies has performed in a few different bands such as 'The Marching Koalas,' 'Silverchair,' 'Innocent Criminals', and ‘Tambalane.’
Some of Ben Gillies's most popular songs include 'Tomorrow,' 'Free,' 'Little Miss Liar,' 'One Foot In Front Of The Other,' 'Breath In, Breath Out,' and ‘Yesteryear.’
Ben Gillies's wife, Jackie, is a professional psychic who has appeared on the Australian TV series 'The Real Housewives Of Melbourne.'
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Ben Gillies Birthday & Fun Facts Facts

Birth Name

Benjamin David Gillies

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Newcastle High School

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Jackie Gillies


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