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 song writing 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 number one on the AMRAP chart was soon followed by another number one with the heart wrenching single “Save”. 2016 closed on a winning streak when Benny took home the gong for Best Aboriginal Act at The Age Music Victoria Music Awards.
In September 2017 Benny released his new single “Ghost” from the new EP ‘Undercover’; both debuted at Number one on the iTunes Blues Chart. 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.
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. 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.
He’s going to win a lot of hearts during his 2018 Boomerang sets at Bluesfest 2018.
“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
“Ghost oozes class. Sophisticated and soulful, it’s another step on Benny Walker’s road to superstardom.” - Jeff Jenkins
“A year ago Benny Walker showed potential. Now he’s the real deal, a soul singer as ready to sing about the world as about the heart, in a rich song that sounds old-before-its-time yet anything but old-fashioned.” – Bernard Zuel