James Bennett incorporates many different elements into his performances including Weissenborn Lap Steel, 11 & 6 string guitars, stomp box, foot tambourine, harmonica & a very unique vocal style.
With Lyrical Influences of Paul Kelly & Bob Dylan & a guitar style inspired by John Butler & Xavier Rudd, a James Bennett performance is ultimate blend of these artists. James creates an emotional but energetic experience for the listener & you will not be disappointed!
Over the years James has warmed up the stage for much loved Australian artists such as The John Butler Trio, Diesel, Jeff lang, The Whitlams, Wendy Matthews, Ian Moss, The Black Sorrows, Vika & Linda Bull, Rick Price & Dan Sultan. This impressive list also extends to some well know international artists like Newton Faulkner (UK) & Canned Heat (USA).
James has independently recorded & released two E.P’s & a two albums. The second album titled ‘Run with the Hunted’ (released in 2017) was recorded in Hollywood CA with highly respected Producer/ Engineer Scott Campbell who has worked with & recorded industry names such as Alanis Morissette, Stevie Nicks & Tom Petty.
James is currently working on his third studio album set to be released in mid 2019 featuring ex John Butler Trio Drumer/ Percussionist Michael Barker & Mike Rix on Upright Bass.
James Bennett is proudly endorsed by Cole Clark guitars, D’Addario strings.
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