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Musical duo to entertain at Thompsons Beach

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March 30, 2017

In action: Musicians Tom Richardson and Benny Walker will be playing at Ku De Ta at Thompsons Beach on Friday night.

Following a chance joint show in Melbourne eight years ago, Victorian musicians Benny Walker and Tom Richardson have since shared their love of songwriting, storytelling and connection, together touring throughout Canada and almost every Australian state. 

Now with a bunch of new tunes, the two are again coming together to perform at unique, intimate venues across Victoria. 

'For The Love Of Song' tour will tell the stories behind the songs, giving audiences a glimpse into both the inspiration & values of both artists and likely a few crazy tales from their time spent traveling the world together!

Hailing from regional Victoria, Indigenous singer/songwriter Benny Walker is the real deal.

His love songs and epic tales are mixed with passion for the land, the people, summer vibes and deep grooves are the elements that reach the soul.

The latest offering ‘Oh No You Don’t' was written at Walker’s home in Moama and recorded at Way Of The Eagle studios in Melbourne with ARIA award-winning producer Jan Skubiszewski (The Cat Empire, John Butler Trio, Dan Sultan). 

‘Oh No You Don’t’ heralds in a new direction in sound for Benny Walker. 

Mixing Blues and Roots with a contemporary soul vibe the song sees a strengthening of the vocal and its range.

With an infectious and genuine demeanour, Richardson’s songwriting, story telling and intricate guitar playing are a delicate balance of grace, truth and passion. 

Appreciating the freedom of exploration and the privilege of forging relationships with listeners and cultures around the world, he has performed in 15 different countries across the globe, reflected in his musical arrangements that may be best categorised into experiences and emotions than genre. 

Renowned as a “maestro” for his “clever skills” (The AU Review) on the loop pedal, Richardson is seen dancing over his pedals, creating soundscapes of four part vocal harmonies, multiple guitar sections and complicated percussion grooves, all live on stage. 

The duo will perform on Friday March 31 at Ku De Ta, Thompsons Beach Cobram, with dinner at 7pm and music from 8.30pm.

Bookings essential, phone 5871 2929.

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