Erin Bennett + Support
Support by local artist Graham Graham Beck
Born and raised in Texas, USA; Erin Bennett has shaken the UK’s underground music scene since moving to Scotland in 2010. The award-winning singer-songwriter/guitarist received positive reviews for her debut album release, ‘ReFlowered’ in 2015 and stirred audiences with her promo tour in 2016.
Described by Indie Pulse magazine as ‘Music’s Wonderwoman,’ Erin is trying, with her latest offering, to earn that accolade.
‘Post Sexy, Post Truth’ features 12 original tracks which take listeners on a relentless journey of severe self-scrunity. The hard/prog rock musical style adds an extra degree of intensity which locks listeners in for the 48 minute duration. Erin’s crunchy Texan guitar style and wide vocal range is woven wonderfully onto a backdrop of unforgiving and driving bass tones; rumbling and skilfully played Hammond organs; and tasteful and yet intricate drumming. All of this is capped with exceptional and surreal vocal harmonies.
Erin, along with the members of her long-standing outfit ‘The EB Band’ recorded ‘Post Sexy, Post Truth’ at Watercolour Studios in Fort William, Scotland. Adhering to a more ‘old fashioned’ technique for recording, the band performed the songs ‘live’ together in the same room in order to capture the musical atmosphere of their celebrated live shows… including pops, clicks, creaking springs and mumbles.
Due for release in February 2018, Erin Bennett and the EB Band will kick off promotions for the album with an acoustic tour of music stores throughout Scotland as well as a performance at Planet Rock’s ‘Winter’s End Festival’ on February 24th. Other tour dates in the UK and Europe are to be confirmed. Digital and physical Publications such as Metal Discovery, Devolution Magazine, Indie Music Women and Music News Scotland have already hailed Erin’s live shows and are set to review ‘Post Sexy, Post Truth’ upon its release.
Erin Bennett endorses RainSong Graphite Guitars, Blackstar Amplification, Dean Markley Strings and VocalZone.
SUPPORTED by…Local Artist ..GRAHAM GRAHAM BECK
MAN OF MANY HEADS…….
…& most of them cardboard. Yes, Cardboard Is King! My stage act tries to blur the boundaries between music & visual performance. The songs bring out the ‘strangeness’ in ‘the ordinary’. Just one man, one voice (you’ll be lucky if you get any more than that) & his home keyboard…& some (cardboard) stage props. I write BIG songs about the small, but important, things in life, such as biscuits, packaging, The Batman, Godzilla & monkeys – to name but a few. No subject is too small to be BIG. I think I’ll adopt that as my next catch-phrase!
I have been described as Music Hall, Surreal, funny, different, unpredictable, ‘subverting the ordinary’ & ‘a mature punk’. I’m probably all of those, but with a dash of Bonzo Dog Do-Dah Band meets John Shuttleworth, via Dave Brubeck, Frank Sidebottom, Eno, Max Wall, Jake Thackray & Arthur Brown.
I’ve recently featured on TOM ROBINSON’S MIXTAPE & his show (BBC6MUSIC), with my songs ACTION MAN WITH A GIRAFFE’S HEAD, HipHopSkipJump & A QUIET EVENING IN. They’re now on BBC6Music & BBC Introducing playlists, along with CARDBOARD IS KING. I also played a live session on Alan Raw’s BBC Introducing in April (2017).