Artist info


Indie, Punk, Rock, Roots

Sounds like

Flogging Molly, Arcade Fire, The Levellers, Paul Kelly, The Pogues

band members

Benny Mayhem etc.


Punk rock, Irish folk music, Britpop, Australian folk & country

Unearthed artists we like

Ben Watson [Western Australia]



Benny Mayhem

Strong impact coarse language and/or themes

18 Apr

Nukara Music Festi...

Mid West And Wheatbelt, 6532




Benny Mayhem

Strong impact coarse language and/or themes

2 May

Sandpiper Tavern a...

Perth, 6516

Jurien Bay



One of the most hard working and anthemic folk punk acts to come out of Australia, Benny Mayhem has covered a lot of ground, literally and figuratively.

His latest single, ‘Bulwer Street Waltz’, has seen him tour the UK and Europe again through 2018 with his band, playing Festivals and Club Shows.

The track is a no-holds-barred blend of Irish folk rhythms and melodic folk-punk energy, garnished with a modern hint of pub rock.

It is guaranteed to get you off the bar stool and on to the dance floor.

From being primarily a solo artist in 2016, the last 2 years has seen the Benny Mayhem experience evolve into a 5 piece band which combines power and harmonies in his unique folk-punk style.

Musically, they blend the roots of the folk punk genre (bands such as The Pogues, Flogging Molly, Arcade Fire) with an Australian element that has been compared in style to Paul Kelly and other storytellers.

Ben’s roots are in the South West Australian town of Albany, famous for its whales and the beautiful yet treacherous Southern Ocean that has inspired much of his work.

As their touring schedule has increased over the last 12 months to include an enormous variety of places and venues, from Exmouth to Amsterdam, the Benny Mayhem Band has developed a number of different sets to suit; a Festival 5 Piece, a Power Trio and a popular ‘Unplugged’ Acoustic Folk Punk Experience.

Add to this an extensive solo touring schedule, built up over the last 8 years of constant shows around the world, you’ll see why Benny Mayhem’s passport is filling up fast.