Emerging contemporary indie folk singer-songwriter and guitarist Benje Travis is entrancing audiences with his incredible voice and compelling tapestries of acoustic compositions. You could say a pure folk troubadour whose intimate performances fill rooms with sounds of musical poetry.
Benje’s song writing is raw and emotional, captivating, often dark and sometimes funny and accompanied by breezy sounds which serve to lighten melancholic moods and poignant lyrics.
His one man show is beguiling and brilliant to hear and watch, as Benje uses his musicianship as a vehicle to talk to people about his acoustic “Love Earth Gang” movement.
Born in Surry Hills, Benje started playing guitar at a very young age and started writing his own songs at eleven. Raised by a music loving mother who exposed him to singer-songwriter artists from the sixties and seventies at an early age, he was subsequently strongly influenced by Bob Marley and the reggae movement.
Playing guitar and stomp box, Benje Travis captures audience emotions and breaks away from the structural norms of live performance. “Sometimes one song will turn into two or two songs into one. I like to feel my way through rather than have a ridged plan. So sometimes I’ll play guitar and then swap to keyboards, depends where the mood is.” With an impressive number of shows now under his belt, the years highlights have been the Wildwood Music Festival and Port Macquarie’s Tastings on the Hastings, seeing him play to over 2000 people and alongside artists such as Montaigne and Blue King Brown.