Lass O’Gowrie – Benji and the SSS
Lass O’Gowrie Hotel
14 Railway Street , Wickham., Newcastle, NSW, 2293
Since their formation in summer 2016/17, Benji and the Saltwater Sound System have hit the shore running. The group’s original tunes have matured quickly after being exposed to audiences at a snowballing number of live shows and high profile festivals slots. The group has selected a handful of these songs to form band’s first EP titled Coming Up for Water, which was released in Winter 2018.
Benji and the SSS fuse pacific flavours with the raw sounds of the Australian East Coast. Add to this beautifully poignant lyrics and skillfully blurred genres and you have a sonic snapshot of the current South Coast NSW coastal lifestyle.
The artists in Benji and the Saltwater Sound System have had the honour of playing at acclaimed festivals including; Woodford, the National Folk Festival, Summer Sounds, the Dreaming Festival, Granite Town, Peak Festival, Palm Creek, Corinbank, Sydney Blues Festival, and Illawarra Folk Festival just to name a few.
“Benji and the Saltwater Sound System skilfully blur the lines between genre, sound and style. Their latest record bursts at the seams with a dynamic flavour, making for one damn fine debut.” Liz Campbell Happy Mag 1st June 2018 – https://hhhhappy.com/benji-and-the-saltwater-sound-system-coming-up-for-water/
“An unrivalled debut offering from anyone else of their ilk. It’s painfully catchy and demands a repeat listen.” – Jake Wilton – AAA Backstage – http://aaabackstage.com/premiere-benji-and-the-saltwater-sound-system-top-bunk-trait/