BENNY WALKER TO TOUR
‘SINNERS AND SAINTS’
Album out February 15th 2013
The sophomore album ‘Sinners and Saints’, is an effortless blend of soul, blues, reggae and acoustic folk. Benny Walker’s intimate, eloquent song-writing is complemented by a rich, soulful voice speaking of the trouble, strife and the wonder of everyday life. It is this voice that recently earned him the Victorian Indigenous Performing Arts Award for Best New Talent 2012, Arts Cultural Australia Day Murray Shire Council Award and a 2011 Deadly Award nomination for Most Promising New Talent in Music.
Recorded at Yikesville with ARIA award winning producer Shane O’Mara (Tim Rogers, Lisa Miller, The Audreys), ‘Sinners and Saints’ is a 14 track long player set for release on February 15th, 2013.
With minimal instrumentation there is an honesty felt in lead single ‘Woman’ that flows throughout the album,
Inheriting his passion for music from his father and his grandfathers, all talented musicians in their own right, Walker formed his first band at the tender age of 12. Cutting his teeth on classic blues, surf and folk before finding his own voice in the raw honesty of acoustic roots music.
Walker recorded his first EP, ‘No Cares’, in 2007, and then took nine months out to travel around Eastern and Central Australia. He came home with a pocket full of songs and a determination to share his music with the world.
Self-titled debut album, ‘Benny Walker’, was produced by Kalju Tonuma and released in 2008 and followed by 2010 EP, ‘Summer Sun’, which embraced the bigger, lusher sound that characterised his live full-band shows.
‘Sinner And Saints’ takes it again to another level; with Walker’s intuitive, heartfelt songwriting and soulful voice leaving no doubt that he means every word that he sings.
Hailing from regional Victoria, Walker has performed alongside some of Australia’s finest including Archie Roach and Vika and Linda Bull as well as performing at some of the countries finest festivals: St Kilda Festival, NAIDOC (Crown Casino), Nannup Music Festival, Woodford Folk Festival, 2012 Australasian World Music Expo and making his international debut with a stand-out tour of Canada.
Don’t miss the chance to see what all the fuss is about, as Benny Walker tours the release of his new album Sinner And Saints through 2013.
BENNY WALKER – 2013 TOUR DATES
Saturday 5th January – Moama Tavern, Moama NSW
Saturday 12th January – Northcote Social Club, Northcote VIC
Wednesday 16th January – Wine & Pizza Club, Kyneton VIC
Friday 18th January – Barooga Sports Club, Barooga NSW
Saturday 19th January – Western Hotel, Ballarat VIC
Saturday 20th January – Old Hepburn Hotel, Hepburn Springs, VIC
Friday 25th January – Newmarket Hotel, Bendigo VIC
Saturday 26th January – Monash City Council, Glen Waverley VIC (solo)
Saturday 26th January – Belgrave Survival Day Australia Day Festival In The Park, VIC (solo)
Sunday 27th January – The Loft, Warnambool VIC
Thursday 31st January – Wheatsheaf Hotel, Adelaide SA
Friday 1st February – Wilunga Hotel, Wilunga SA
Saturday 2nd February – Hotel Elliot, Port Elliot SA
Sunday 3rd February – La Mars – Glenelg Surf Club, Glenelg SA
Thursday 7th February – Albion Hotel, Albury NSW
Friday 8th February – 2013 National Multicultural Festival, Canberra ACT
Saturday 9th February – – 2013 National Multicultural Festival, Canberra ACT
Sunday 10th February – Bottle Rocket Bar, Nowra NSW
Thursday 14th February – King St Brewhouse, Sydney NSW
Friday 15th February – No. 5 Church St, Bellingen NSW
Saturday 16th February – Courthouse Hotel, Burringbar St, Mullumbimby, NSW
Sunday 17th February – The Old Museum, Bowen Hills QLD
Sunday 24th February – Moonee Valley Festival, Moonee Valley VIC
Saturday 9th March – Moomba Festival, Melbourne VIC
Saturday 16th March – Mordialloc By The Bay, Mordialloc VIC
Wednesday 27th March – Indie Bar, Scarborough WA
Thursday 28th March – Clancy’s – Fremantle WA
Saturday 30th March – Railway Express, Somerville Gardens Parap NT