A dreamy combination of psychedelic soul, blues, roots and trip-funk, Benny D Williams redifines the modern solo performer with his new official release, Trippin' on Empty. Benny's style strays from the typical folk sound of most one-man bands. This new single will have listeners grooving away and audiences marvelling at this musician's ability to create a full band sound with layered vocal harmonies, beautiful acoustic instrumentalism and seamless use of live performance technology.
Trippin' on Empty is a song born from live improvisation. Its original incarnation was a stream of consciousness in which Benny started jamming live and that's what came out. Since then, the song style, structure and lyrics have evolved and from the chaos of creation, came a kind of personal aknowledgement.
Benny D Williams is well established in his home region having delivered some 200 shows last year alone. He is renowned for his talented multi-instrumentalism, diverse sounds and rich voice that has been likened to Lenny Kravitz. Weaving a sonic tapestry on the fly, Benny's performances are up there with the one-man band favourites: Gotye, Kim Churchill, and Shaun Kirk; you would think there's a whole band on stage, but this is one man with one big sound!
Benny D Williams is pleased to announce an 8 date tour to celebrate the official release of Trippin' on Empty:
6 Feb • Gold Coast • Burleigh Brewers • 5.30pm
13 Feb•Gold Coast•Bambu•4.00pm
14 Feb•Coolangatta•Coolangatta hotel•5.30pm
15 Feb•Tweed Heads•Seagulls•12.00pm
20 Feb•Mermaid Beach•Mandala Arts Cafe•7.00pm
21 Feb•Mooloolaba•Taps Mooloolaba
22 Feb•Cooroy•Cooroy originals
28 Feb•West End•The Loft•10.00pm
5 Mar • West End • The Milk Factory • 9.30pm