Hailing from regional Victoria, Indigenous singer/songwriter Benny Walker is the real deal. His love songs and epic tales are mixed with passion for the land, the people, summer vibes and deep grooves are the elements that reach the soul.
Benny has performed alongside some of Australia’s finest, including Archie Roach, Blue King Brown, Tim Rogers and Vika & Linda Bull, and was awarded Victorian Indigenous Performing Arts Award for Best New Talent in 2012. In recent years he has performed at some of the country’s best-loved festivals, including Moomba, Woodford, St Kilda Fest and Blue Mountains Music Festival and also taken the plunge into the Canadian festival circuit. An accomplished solo performer, Walker is regularly joined on stage by his band, where he replaces his acoustic guitar with a Telecaster and indulges his passion for the big blues-rock sound.
Walker joined forces with ARIA Award winning producer Shane O’Mara for his latest record ‘Sinners & Saints’, drawing on O’Mara’s expertise to bring out a more organic, textured sound. The album gained praise from the musical community, with STACK Magazine suggesting “The strength of Sinners and Saints suggests that the roots music world has a new star.” Benny was the featured subject of an episode of ABC TV’s Message Stick in 2012, where he spoke about the influence of his musical family and the solace he found in music growing up in a small country town.
Echuca – Victoria, Australia
Benny Walker – guitar, vocals
Matt Ivancic – guitar, banjo
Anthony Murray - drums
Richie Rose – bass