Sept & Oct
VIC & NSW
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 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.
Crowned 2016 BEST Aboriginal Act of the Year award
In recent years Benny has played some of the country’s favourite festivals including Woodford, Festival of King Island, Deni Rhythm, Blues and Jazz, and Blue Mountains, St Kilda Festival
A killer voice, with killer good looks Benny mixes Blues n Roots with a contemporary guitar driven soul vibe.
Benny Walker is a star in the making and has performed alongside some of Australia’s finest, including Archie Roach, Alex Lloyd, Blue King Brown and Tim Rogers.
Currently he’s back is in the Way Of The Eagle studios with Jan Skubiszewski (The Cat Empire, John Butler Trio, Dan Sultan) working on a new EP to be released in May 2017.
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.
A Yorta Yorta man from Echuca Benny Walker is the real deal and a star in the making.
Debut album Sinners and Saints sling-shot Benny into the limelight landing him 4 NIMA nominations in 2013.In 2016 he gained another 4 NIMA noms for New Talent of the Year, Best Song, Best Cover art and Best film clip for Oh No You Don’t. This song heralded in a new direction in sound and shot to No.1 on the AMRAP chart. Awarded Victorian Indigenous Performing Arts Award for Best NewTalent in 2012 he was crowned “2016 Best Aboriginal Act of the Year” at The Age Music Victoria Awards.
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