Artist info

Genre

Indie, Pop, Roots


Sounds like

Janis Ian, Lianne La Havas, Matt Corby, Lewis Watson , Noah Gundersen , Didirri , Angie Mcmahon, Julia Jacklin


Influences

Matt Corby, Janis Ian, Tracy Chapman, Angie Mcmahon, Julia Jacklin, Jason Mraz


Website

benjamintrillado.com/

Bio

Benjamin Trillado is proving to be one of the most promising songwriters emerging from Melbourne/Naarm’s rich sea of musical talent. Through introspective storytelling paired with a rich combination of contemporary folk and indie rock tonalities, Benjamin delivers a powerful and raw catalogue that brings to light matters that aren’t often discussed.

Raised in a Filipino household where karaoke was family religion, Benjamin’s love of music bloomed from a very young age. As someone who started off performing as a simple bedroom hobby, Benjamin is now known for his heart-wrenching lyrics, unapologetic candour and his innate ability to make packed rooms full of rowdy punters fall silent. Triple J’s Nkechi Anele said, “There are some musicians that just make you stop and take everything in and Benjamin Trillado is one of them.”

Throughout his short career, Benjamin has played to sold out headliner shows, festival stages such as Midsummer and Brunswick Music Festival and has played on stage with the likes of Ben Abraham (Kesha, Ben Platt, Missy Higgins), Stonefield, Little Quirks and The Dreggs. Benjamin has seen over 700,00 streams, been added to a number of playlists, including Spotify’s editorial playlist Finger Picks and has gained significant traction on local and community radio stations across the country including Double J, Triple J, 4ZZZ, Radio Adelaide, SBS Radio and ABC Radio. Benjamin also continues to develop audiences in the US, Canada, New Zealand, UK and across southeast Asia.

In 2021, Benjamin was selected as one of 5 artists signed to new Melbourne-based youth lead record label Push Records. With the opportunity to record and release a new single via the label, Benjamin was lucky enough to work with producer and engineer Alex ‘Gormie’ O’Gorman (Angie McMahon, Big Smoke) to bring life to his upcoming single ‘Nuisance’. ‘Nuisance’ is the latest addition to what Benjamin Trillado describes as the ramblings and observations of a 20-something year old navigating through adulthood.

Review

Review by Pip Rasmussen Pip Rasmussen

07 Jul 2021

Triple J
45

Benjamin bearing his soul completely on Nuisance. This one will no doubt hit home for so many dream-chasers experiencing impostor syndrome trying to get to where they want to be.

Benjamin bearing his soul completely on Nuisance. This one will no doubt hit home for so many dream-chasers experiencing impostor syndrome trying to get to where they want to be.

Review

Review by Dave Ruby Howe Dave Ruby Howe

29 Jun 2021

Triple J
45

Cos Benjamin's clearly very clever, I'll dumb it down; this song is very very very good. Benjamin's songwriting grips you tight with careful emotion. This is his story but it's one that others will feel closely too as we all face up to rejection and discouragement in pursuit of our dreams. We're lucky that Benjamin's following his.

Cos Benjamin's clearly very clever, I'll dumb it down; this song is very very very good. Benjamin's songwriting grips you tight with careful emotion. This is his story but it's one that others will feel closely too as we all face up to rejection and discouragement in pursuit of our dreams. We're lucky that Benjamin's following his.