Acoustic/Covers Solo/Duo Acoustic Covers

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Benn Manie began performing as a soloist at the age of seven in local productions, encouraged by family and his vocal coach Peg Hampton. He started playing guitar and writing original lyrical songs at age thirteen and, through high school, performed in a duo with Paul Furlong doing original songs, touring up and down the East Coast of Australia.

As lead vocalist for the popular independent touring and recording rock outfit "WILDLIFE", Benn wrote the award winning song Black or White and co-wrote their Albums with Steve Petratos. They shared the stage with acts such as Cliff Richard, Larry Norman, Servant, DeGarmo and Key Band, and toured the East Coast playing venues from the Sidney Myer Music Bowl and Festival Hall in Melbourne to far flung Queensland country pubs and clubs.

Benn has performed and recorded with many top musicians including two years in a duo with renowned guitarist Kim Churchill, as a founding member of independent world music band "Rivertribe", and many years with outstanding guitarist Tony Gadsby.

Benn's music is a meeting of the obvious and the subtle, the humorous and the introspective, the simple and the structured. His folk-based pop is uplifting and evocative.

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Set list

Featuring Benn Manie (Guitar and Vocals), this 2-piece outfit is a conglomeration of various musical tastes with a twist of blues, folk and rock influences.

Their stylish acoustic covers range from 70s, 80s and 90s classics, through to recent chart toppers, all played with a laid back relaxed feel. Come and witness their live act for yourself!

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Below is a sample of what Bennsong have to offer...

It's Only Natural - Crowded House:

I Am Mine - Pearl Jam

No Such Thing - John Mayer

Mr Jones - Counting Crows

The A Team - Ed Sherrin

Cannonball - Damien Rice

Clocks - Coldplay

Count on Me - Bruno Mars

Dakota - Stereophonics

One More Night - Maroon 5

She's so High - Tal Bachman

Shimmer - Fuel

Superman - Five for Fighting

Save Tonight - Eagle Eye Cherry

Somebody That I Used to Know - Goytoe

Tip Of My Tounge - Diesel

Green Limosine - The Bad Loves

Have I Told You Lately - Van Morrison:

Little Wing - Jimi Hendrix:

Fall At Your Feet - Crowded House:

Breakfast At Sweethearts - Cold Chiesel:

3am - Matchbox 20:

It's Because I Love You - Masters

Message in a Bottle - The Police

Feeler - Pete Murray

Sweet Guy - Paul Kelly

Throw your Arms - Hunters & Collectors

Better Man - Pearl Jam

What's my Scene - Hoodoo Gurus

Dumb Things - Paul Kelly

Hurricane - Bob Dylan

Holy Grail - Hunters & Collectors

Four Seasons in One Day - Crowded House

Little Wing - Jimi Hendrix

Walking on the Moon - The Police

Freshman - The Verve

I Hung My Head - Sting

So Beautiful - Pete Murray

Walking in Memphis - Marc Cohen

Blue on Black - Kenny Wayne Shepherd

Breakfast at Sweethearts - Cold Chiesel

Under the Bridge - Red Hot Chilli Peppers

Ziggy Stardust - David Bowie

Long Day - Matchbox 20

April Sun - Dragon

Do Do Do Da Da Da - The Police

Flame Trees - Cold Chiesel

Friday I'm in Love - The Cure

Hallelujah - Jeff Buckley (Version)

Cortez the Killer - Neil Young

Hotel California - The Eagles

You Can't Always Get What You Want - Rolling Stones

Powder Finger - Neil Young

Locomotive Breath - Jethro Tull

Tuesdays Dead - Cat Stevens

All Star - Smash Mouth

Only Ninteen - Goanna

Milky Way - The Church

Wonderwall - Oasis

Why Georgia - John Mayer

Weather with You - Crowded House

Waiting for the Sun - Powder Finger

Watching the Detective - Elvis Costello

You're So Vain - Carly Simon

Yellow - ColdPlay

Zombie - The Cranberries

1983 - John Mayer

Breakfast at Tiffany's - Things of Stone & Wood

Run Away - The Corrs

Something So Strong - Crowded House

69 - Bryan Adams

Tangled up in Blue - Bob Dylan

All your Reasons - Matchbox 20

Leaps and Bounds - Paul Kelly

Sympathy for the Devil - Rolling Stones

Kryptonite - Three Doors Down

Wish You Were Here - Pink Floyd

Passenger - Powder Finger

Learn to Fly - Foo Fighters

Wonderful Tonight - Eric Clapton

Real World - Matchbox 20

American Pie - Don McLean

Bohemian Like Me - Dandy Warhols

Free Fallin - John Mayer (version)

Five Hundred Miles - The Proclaimers

Every You Every Me - Placebo

Honky Tonk Women - Rolling Stones

Lil Devil - The Cult

No Secrets - The Angels

Sex on Fire - Kings of Leon

Plus hundreds more.....

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