Artist info

Genre

Pop, Indie


band members

Benjamin Szota and pals.


Influences

Jonsi, Simon & Garfunkel, Electric Light Orchestra


Bio

Bennie James of Sydney's Inner West fuses folk with pop to create catchy melodies & memorable moments. In the past few years, Bennie has opened for artists such as The Whitlams, Paul Greene, Brendan Maclean, Andy Bull, Skipping Girl Vinegar & Ernest Ellis in both a solo format and with band The Hesitant Few. 2011 saw Bennie and the new band team up with producer Paul McKercher (Augie March/Sarah Blasko/You Am I) to create two new tracks: the folky builder ‘Listen Closely’ & the kitsch indie love song, ‘Please Mend Me.’ The songs have been played on Triple J, ABC Illawarra and FBi Radio. Catch Bennie at The Workers Club in Fitzroy (VIC) on 7th February or at the Newsagency in Marrickville (NSW) on 23rd February!

Review

40

Wonderful build, the production is great particularly the percussion. Nothing over dramatic - just strong songwriting.

Wonderful build, the production is great particularly the percussion. Nothing over dramatic - just strong songwriting.

Review

Ma Ma

03 Dec 2011

40

Like the music, and the women's voice. I like the man's voice during the chorus but no so much in the other parts of the song.

Like the music, and the women's voice. I like the man's voice during the chorus but no so much in the other parts of the song.

Review

40

Intricate and yet simple; this is such a delightful -and beautifully recorded- pop song.

Intricate and yet simple; this is such a delightful -and beautifully recorded- pop song.