I grew up in NSW rural towns like Dubbo, Forbes & Bowral, and for as long as I can remember, I’ve been performing. As a young boy, I wanted nothing more than to sing and play guitar like my heroes, Garth Brooks, Randy Travis and John Foggerty – to name a few. Learning to play didn’t come easy though. I had to teach myself to play right handed cause I could not find a left handed guitar.
I’ve been amazed looking back to see how far I’ve come. Playing open mics, pubs & clubs, weddings, corporate gigs, festivals, songwriter sessions and the occassional backyard barbie, have helped define my music and my passion. Carving up my own style of Australian Country Rock, entertaining is where I feel most at home.
Benn has a swag of nominations and awards under his belt for Best New Talent in the 2011 Australian Independent Country Music Awards, Best New OZ Artist and Artist of the Year in the CMC Music Awards 2012, “Best New Artist” in the National Category of the Victorian Country Music Awards and just recently the 2014 MO Award for “Slim Dusty Country Act of the Year”.
After the success of Benn’s debut album with four charting singles, Benn is currently in the process of making his second album with U.S. hit songwriter Jason Patrick Mathews and highly acclaimed producer Bart Busch.