Born in Los Angeles (but lived everywhere), I started listening and dancing to the sounds of Motown when I was a young boy. High school came along and I started to band-up with other players playing the drums, then eventually trying singing and a little harmonica. I started out playing lots of cover songs from R&B to Rock. I eventually developed into a lead vocalist after time and have been there ever since. I’ve played with some of the best artists and musicians in So. Cal and have much love and respect for them all.
My Band: My core players that help me put on my “high energy” R&B -Rock Show are: Eric Tice - Drums, Ray “Gunn” Aguilar - Bass, Danny Diaz – Guitar, Carlos De La Paz – Guitar, Tony “Fingers” Naranjo – Guitar, Mike Rincon – Keys, Steve Artea – Guitar, (Honorable mentions: Roy Quick – Guitar, Mike Stover – Bass, Kirk Nelson – Keys, Leo “Thunder” Hopkins – Bass, Lavelle Jones – Drums and many more).
Americana Kitchen Project: Americana Kitchen has been a work of love for me working with my musical director Danny Johnson who has set a new standard with his songwriting, producing, arranging, and engineering on this compilation CD with all it’s great song selections. I am so proud to be part of this project and co- featured with so many other great performers on it.
Where can fans see you perform? Currently, my show can be seen regularly at the Huntington Beach Hyatt Hotel coming up on my 10th year there and the fun begins July through September. Come on out and join in the fun!!
Thanks everyone, Benny
Benny is featured on these songs:
Side 1. trk 1 "Hard Love"
Side 1. trk 4 "Blood of the Blues" ver 1
Side 1. trk 9 "Catch That Train"
Side 2. trk 2 "Hard Love" ver 2
Side 2. trk 7 "You Better Think Twice"