Benny G & The Big ILCH
Singer-songwriter, Ben Goldstein hails from Sydney’s Bondi Beach amidst the sounds of artists such as Fat Freddy’s Drop, The John Butler Trio and Katchafire.
Growing up in one of the most popular tourist destinations in the world exposed Ben to a broad range of multicultural music styles which would later play an important role in shaping his own unique musical style.
Ben’s melodic and harmonic taste has been influenced by many of the 60’s and 70’s legends such as America, Don Mclean, Crosby, Stills and Nash to name a few. The combination of these musical inspirations drove Ben to pick up the guitar and to start exploring his own musical expression at age 13.
Ben started performing in the local Sydney bar scene which has preveriously fostered other well known artists. In 2012 Ben made his way through the biggest cities in europe busking to get by, meeting people and gathering musical ideas along the way. On his return home to Australia, Ben shot to national acclaim while competing on Australia’s The Voice Season 2, where he placed as finalist.
Returning to his Homeground Ben began touring both as a solo artist and with The Barefoot Band, chasing the summer with sounds and style. Working with industry legend, Carl Dimataga, Ben went into the studio to record his first EP ‘Beachside Nation’ which pays homage to musicians and bands that have shaped the aural traditions of this world. This is done blending influences from the various corners of the musical spectrum - Popular, Funk, Folk, Reggae. With big style beats behind a rich layer of world inspired vocals Beachside Nation will catch you in the groove. Now Introducing his NEW EP 'HIGH LIAR TRAVELS' along side his brothers and sisters of the ILCH Collective of Bondi Beach. Enjoy the sounds