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Benny Walker – Through The Forest

Benny Walker’s new album “Through The Forest” is out in early March. We have been rehearsing and gearing up for the release. We’ve got some fun shows coming up:

Sunday 8th Feb – St Kilda Festival

Friday 13th Feb – Melbourne Zoo Twilights supporting Dan Sultan

Sat/Sun 14-15th Feb – Canberra Multicultural Festival (Benny Walker and The Family Tree)


Here are some pics of my p bass on the road. Nothing sounds better than a p bass through a fridge with a tube amp.


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James Jamerson – bass line visualisation to “For Once in My Life”.

Jack Stratton (member of uber cool band Vulfpeck) is responsible for this visualisation of James Jamerson’s bass line on Stevie Wonder’s “For Once In My Life”. The song was written by Ron Miller & Orlando Murden for Motown Records and Stevie Wonder’s version was released in 1967.

This is my favourite Jamerson line. The whole thing is cooking’. He burns through the changes with the deepest sense of groove I’ve ever heard. Hope you enjoy.

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Mordialloc Festival w/ Sal Kimber & The Rolling Wheel, 28.02.2015

I’m excited to be playing with 2 bands at the Mordialloc Festival on the 28th of February. I’m lucky enough to be doing a set with Sal Kimber and the Rolling Wheel as well as Benny Walker.sal-banner

Check out her website here :

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St Kilda Festival 2015 w/ Benny Walker

Sunday 8th of Feb I’ll be hitting the stage at St Kilda Festival with Benny Walker.


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This Monday I’ll be playing with Benny Walker at Yabun Festival in Sydney.

It is the largest one day celebration of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander cultures in the country.

Looking forward to celebrating the oldest living culture on earth.


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Benny Walker live @ Joondalup (WA) 17.01.15

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Benny Walker @ Homeground Festival 2014


Been rehearsing our set for Homeground in Sydney this weekend. Rehearsals are sounding good. Looking forward to this one.

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Benny Walker Live @ Melbourne Zoo Feb 13, 2015

Happy To announce that I’ll be playing with Benny Walker supporting Dan Sultan as part of Melbourne’s Zoo Twilights.

All Zoo Twilights proceeds help Zoos Victoria fight wildlife extinction and their campaign to save the Eastern Barred Bandicoot.

Benny is also playing up at Taronga Zoo in March.

Here is the link for tickets:

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HOmeground 2014 with Benny Walker


Excited to be playing at the Sydney Opera house for HOMEGROUND 2014 with Benny Walker.

Homeground is a celebration of indigenous music, dance and culture from across Australia.

Check the link for playing times:

Live pics from Blue Mountains Festival in Katoomba with Benny Walker

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All photography by Heidi Vestergaard

Alleva Coppolo P bass

My bass gets nearer and nearer to completion. Can’t wait to get it. Check out Jimmy’s work: RIchardROse (2)

Just finished.


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Benny Walker @ Bendigo Blues and Roots Festival 2014

Im excited to be playing at the Bendigo Blues and Roots festival this year with Benny Walker. I may even have some cheeky shows with another artist yet to be confirmed. It’s a great atmosphere in Bendigo and Im looking forward to playing. Credit must go Colin Thompson, one of the friendliest people in the biz (and a mean drummer too).

Benny Walker will be playing on the Saturday (2 sows).

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