Hailing from Melbourne, Australia, Pop-alt artist, songwriter and multi-instrumentalist Benedict translates experiences of heartbreak, love, social observation and justice into their melodic artistry. Echoing a sound that falls in-between the lines of Kate Bush and Prince, the singer is soon to send waves worldwide.
Growing up in a musical atmosphere, this Australian born artist eschewed a regular childhood in pursuit of mastering multiple instruments. Nurtured by their mother, a gifted musician and singer herself, Benedicts’ journey as a prolific songwriter started at the ripe age of five years old.
Deepening their understanding and curiosity for musical paradigms, Benedict cut their teeth on some of the greats. Delving into the storytelling and social advocate work of Joan Baez. Taking inspiration from the iconic David Bowie’s musical transformations. Being mesmerised by the jaw-dropping vocals and performances of Michael Jackson, Janis Joplin, Freddie Mercury and many more. These all helped shape the cornerstones of Benedict’s own sirenic vocal stylings and writing.
In between music, Benedict has spent time working with youth and communities. One of their most challenging times was spent on the frontline working as a prison guard. It broke their heart watching, as they named them, “the forgotten people” from an everyday community be let down by the system. The pain. Their stories. As a humanitarian and a person who is passionate about equality and social justice, their desire runs even deeper to be a voice for all who aren’t heard! All communities. All people.
Benedict writes their songs purely inspired by heartbreak, love, social observation and justice within our society today. These lived experiences translate into their deeply authentic art. Layered with haunting sirenic vocals and crisp pulsating melodies, Benedict has a nostalgic 80s/90s pop influence through their sound. Their gracious vocals robustly explode with such ease.
After many years writing and touring their own musical projects, as well as, time spent working behind the scenes developing, producing and collaborating with other artists. Benedict took time out in 2016, sequestered away in a cabin in the mountains, writing and honing in on their new sound.
Now with 3 releases and 3 remixes out, Benedict has hit the ground running sharing their new powerhouse music worldwide.
Already with incredible write ups from the likes of renowned music blogger and online mag ROLLINGSTONE AUSTRALIA, MUSIC FEEDS and making the TOP 10 TONEDEAF favourite releases of the year...Benedict is already making their mark in these early stages.