TEST REGION Riverboats Music Festival

BENNY WALKER

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“Walker’s voice has the drag and timbre of a natural soul man…his music is pure blues-rock, buoyed by clean, lyrical guitar solos and the throb of electric organ" - Michael Dwyer, The Age

Yorta Yorta singer/songwriter Benny Walker is the real deal. His love songs and epic tales are mixed with passion for people, the land, summer vibes and deep grooves that reach the soul.

Capturing hearts with darker tracks reflecting a shadowy side such as those on 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’), the single shot to No. 1 on the AMRAP chart and was soon followed by another No. 1 with the heart wrenching single SAVE. 

Both songs marked the beginning of a new direction for Benny and were produced by ARIA-award-winning producer Jan Skubiszewski. 2016 closed on a winning streak when Benny took home the gong for Best Aboriginal Act at The Age Music Victoria Music Awards.

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 and St Kilda Festival.