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Benny Walker

  • Old Castlemaine Gaol 36 - 48 Bowden Street Castlemaine, VIC, 3450 Australia (map)

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

Capturing hearts with darker tracks reflecting a shadowy side such as those on the album "Through the Forest" through to upbeat songs such as "Summer Sun", Benny’s killer voice and songwriting talents have impressed audiences far & wide.

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.

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".   Both songs were the beginnings of a new direction for Benny and were produced by [ARIA Award winning] 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 2016 last November.

Benny has performed alongside some of Australia’s finest, including Archie Roach, Blue King Brown, Tim Rogers and Vika and 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 Festival and Blue Mountains Music Festival, and has also taken the plunge into the Canadian festival circuit.

Earlier Event: October 6
Mike Elrington with Bill Barber
Later Event: October 21
Aine Tyrrell