James Bennett is an Alternative Roots/ Folk artist from Newcastle NSW.
No stranger to playing live, he plays over 100 shows per year. James incorporates many different elements into his performances including Weissenborn Lap Steel, 11 & 6 string guitars, foot percussion, harmonica & a unique vocal style.
The last few years James has warmed up the stage for much loved Australian artists such as The John Butler Trio, Diesel, Jeff lang, The Whitlams, Wendy Matthews, Ian Moss, The Black Sorrows, Vika & Linda Bull, Rick Price & Dan Sultan. This list also extends to some well know international artists like Newton Faulkner (UK) & Canned Heat (USA).
James has independently recorded & released two E.P’s & two albums. The second album titled ‘Run with the Hunted’ (released in 2017) was recorded in Hollywood CA with highly respected Producer/ Engineer Scott Campbell who has worked with & recorded industry names such as Alanis Morissette, Stevie Nicks & Tom Petty.
James is currently working on his third studio album set to be released in mid 2019 featuring ex John Butler Trio Drumer/ Percussionist Michael Barker & Mike Rix on Upright Bass.
James is proudly endorsed by Cole Clark guitars, D’Addario strings & is a proud Ambassador for Grand Flavour Clothing.