Artist info

Genre

Rock, Roots


band members

Benny Walker - Guitar/Vocals


Website

www.bennywalkermusic.com

Bio

Yorta Yorta singer/songwriter Benny Walker is the real deal. He's got the lot; the voice, the songs, the showmanship and the looks to kill. His love songs and epic tales are mixed with passion for people, the land, summer vibes and deep grooves that reach the soul. Said to possess one of the best voices in Australia, Benny Walker never fails to take you on a emotionally driven sonic journey.

Crowned 2016 The Age/Music Victoria Awards; BEST Aboriginal Act of the Year

Capturing hearts with darker tracks reflecting a shadowy side such as those on early album Through the Forest through to upbeat songs such as Summer Sun Benny’s killer voice and songwriting talents have impressed audiences far & wide. Nominated for 4 NIMA awards in 2016 > New Talent of the Year, Best Song, Best Cover art and Best film clip for Oh No You Don’t a song that shot to No.1 on the AMRAP chart was soon followed by another No.1 with the heart wrenching single SAVE. 2016 closed on a winning streak when Benny took home the gong for Best Aboriginal Act at The Age Music Victoria Music Awards. In 2017 Benny's new single GHOST and its EP Undercover; both debuted at No.1 on the iTunes Blues Chart. It was then he captured the attention of Byron Bay Bluesfest boss Peter Noble. “I saw Benny play at a guitar festival .... did he EVER deliver.... I really think he has a big future coming...it’s just around the bend… and I’m putting my money where my mouth is.... and booking him again this year for our 30th Bluesfest 2019. Two years in a row.... better come...” Byron Bluesfest Boss Peter Noble

In recent years Benny has played some of the country’s favourite festivals including Woodford, Festival of King Island, Deni Rhythm, Blues and Jazz, Blue Mountains, St Kilda Festival and Byron BluesFest in 2018 & 2019. He has performed alongside some of Australia’s finest, including Archie Roach, Alex Lloyd, Baker Boy, Blue King Brown, Mojo Juju and Tim Rogers.

A killer voice, with killer looks Benny mixes Blues n Roots with a contemporary guitar driven soul vibe.

Late last yar Benny released the killer track I Don’t Blame You which debuted at No.1 on the iTunes Blues chart. He follows this new sound with All Ya Gotta Do Is Call. He continues to attract more attention; this time from songwriters Joel Quartermain [Eskimo Joe], George Carpenter, Alex Henriksson [Matt Corby] as well as ongoing songwriting with ARIA winners Pip Norman and Jan Skubiszewski. A new album has been producted by Jan Skubiszewski and will be released in early 2020.

2020 sees the release of Benny Walker's third studio album.currently being produced by Jan Skubizsewski

An accomplished solo performer, Benny is regularly joined on stage by his band, where he replaces his acoustic guitar with a Telecaster and indulges his passion for a big blues-rock sound. Both his stunning Solo show and Full Band shows provide different vibes for different stages with both being in rising demand.

Review

Review by Nkechi Anele Nkechi Anele

30 Aug 2019

Triple J
40

Soulful swagger and a killer drive, Walker does it again with this latest one. There is a lot of drive and grit in this tune - it's rad.

Soulful swagger and a killer drive, Walker does it again with this latest one. There is a lot of drive and grit in this tune - it's rad.

Review

Review by Dave Ruby Howe Dave Ruby Howe

22 Aug 2019

Triple J
40

Benny's such a pro! Think about your favourite blues/rock acts. Now add Benny Walker to that list and quickly.

Benny's such a pro! Think about your favourite blues/rock acts. Now add Benny Walker to that list and quickly.