Friday the 18th of July, Benny Walker and his band will hit The Gasometer Hotel, Collingwood as a part of Leaps and Bounds Music Festival.
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.
In late June Benny made his Community Cup football match at Elsternwick Oval debut playing for winning team Rockdogs and was voted best on ground and received the Steve Connolly medal and piqued the interest of 10,000 music fans in attendance.
Friday 18th July at the Gasometer will provide an opportunity to see Benny also excel on stage. Joining Benny and his band on the night will be Archer & Grim Fawkner. Grim is an itinerant minstrel, whose acoustic works range from upbeat folk/country, to soulful balladry, with elements of blues, pop & indie thrown in.
He is a self taught guitarist and vocalist, has been self-managed and performing for 4 years and has toured extensively across Australia & NZ.