A Yorta Yorta man from Echuca, Benny Walker is the real deal and a star in the making. His killer voice and epic tales are mixed with a deep groove and passion for the land. Recent offerings SAVE and Oh No You Don’t shot to No. 1 on the AMRAP charts; the latter earning him four NIMA 2016 nominations and the award for “Best Aboriginal Talent” at The Age Music Victoria Awards.
His latest songs produced by Jan Skubiszewski mix Blues and Roots with a contemporary guitar driven soul vibe. Benny Walker has performed alongside some of Australia’s finest, including Archie Roach, Alex Lloyd, Blue King Brown and Tim Rogers.
Benny Walker To Play Riverboats Music Festival 2019!
Benny Walker returns to Riverboats Music Festival and will play the Main Stage at 2pm on Saturday 16th February. Walker will also play a stripped back sideshow on the Pride of the Murray paddle steamer at 10am on the Saturday and a solo show at the Official Festival Breakfast at the Beechworth Bakery, Echuca on Sunday 17th February. All tickets available from the shows section below.
Benny Walker Announced On Byron Bay Bluesfest!
It is with much pleasure and excitement that we announce Benny Walker will be playing 3 shows at Byron Bay Bluesfest / Boomerang Festival. Benny and his band will be performing:
Saturday 31st March - Boomerang Stage
Sunday 1st April - Boomerang Stage
Monday 2nd April - Mojo Stage
Benny Walker & Tom Richardson Tour (March/April)
Singer-songwriters, guitarists, storytellers and laid back mates, Benny Walker and Tom Richardson are teaming up for an intimate co-headline tour. Join them for a night of songs, stories and the kind of banter that only two close friends could throw back and forth at each other. See the tour section for tickets!
Benny Walker Announced As Support For Tex, Don and Charlie
On March 17, Benny will have the honour of opening for 3 of Australia's finest songwriters; Tex Perkins, Don Walker and Charlie Owen in Sydney at Twilight At Taronga.
"BENNY WALKER WILL PULL YOU IN AND HOLD YOU WITH A RARE SINCERITY"
BIO / MEDIA - BENNY WALKER
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.
Recent offerings SAVE and Oh No You Don’t shot to No. 1 on the AMRAP charts; the latter earning him four NIMA 2016 nominations and the award for “Best Aboriginal Talent” at The Age Music Victoria Awards. His latest songs produced by Jan Skubiszewski mix Blues and Roots with a contemporary guitar driven soul vibe.
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.
An accomplished solo performer, Walker is regularly joined on stage by his band, where he replaces his acoustic guitar with a Stratocaster and indulges his passion for the big blues-rock sound.
Keep the peace.
© BENNY WALKER 2016