Benson are a swaggering six piece renowned in Leeds for producing an energetic brand of music that can only be described as 'Brassed up Indie Rock N' Soul'. In addition to huge choruses and catchy verses, Benson are becoming Synonymous with their 'crowd work outs' in which they thrill live audiences with their infectious energy. After a great first year in 2012 selling out two local shows in the main room cockpit and the library and getting some great support slots, 2013 is looking promising already for benson with various festivals and support slots with 'The Beat' and Liverpool indie chart toppers 'Space'. Benson are must see band.

"This could be their year" - Alan Raw, BBC Introducing

"Their debut EP hit the media straight between the eyes and was instantly picked up and played by new music shows on NME and Q Radio as well as numerous new music shows and podcasts from all parts of the UK. Online press also followed. Now with a growing hardcore of fans plans may have to be drawn up for a Benson stadium to accommodate them!" - Manila PR

"Already proven musicians of individual merit - they can now consider themselves collectively superior, and anyone who listens to this record will agree... in unison" 9/10 - Subba Cultcha

"Benson are a throbbing, attitude fuelled swaggering six-piece that weld together all the best elements of indie, rock, soul, punk and ska to create the essential soundtrack to all of your hedonistic summer parties" - Rhythm & Booze

"Mixed together they create a unique sound driven along on a sea of brass, this would be a blast live." - Get Read to Rock

"Benson buck the trend and have produced a timeless disc of energy that must surely not only get feet tapping, but bodies bouncing! This is 'good-time' music alright! Tell me you don't like this... and you just ain't got no soul, man! 10/10" - Loud Horizon

"There is no doubt in my mind that Benson are a band ready to take on the world" - A Musical Priorty

The band is formed by six members who are inspired by influences that vary massively. The founding members Daniel Sharpe (Guitar and Backing vocals) and Joe Sefton (Saxophone and backing vocals) are fresh from the punk scene with their former band Guns on The Roof along with Stash (Trumpet) formerly of The Dead Pets. This combined with Richard Myers (drums) formerly of N.R.T, provides plenty of punch, mixed with an array of intricate rhythms. Include the strong, indie influenced, bluesy, gravely tones of Jordan Clarke (lead vocals) and solid bass of Tom Chapman and you have a six piece capable of taking the roof off any venue.

Benson will be playing all over the uk this year, so keep checking back to see if we will be playing a venue near you, or contact us if you want us to come and play in your town.

Date Venue Location Status
24/25th/08/2014 west indian festival Leeds, UK
29/08/2014 TnT (Tap and tumbler) nottingham, UK
30/08/2014 Blueberry Hill kirkstall,leeds UK
19/09/2014 360 club leeds UK supporting carnabells
27/09/2014 Carpe Diem leeds UK
28/09/2014 Kings Arms manchester, UK
Check out the latest videos and photos below. Credit goes to Media Cake for our debut music video 'Tell Me Twice' and Joel Rowbottom for our photography.



Check out some of the Benson merch available. Click the link below to be taken to our official Benson online store.

For booking contact Benson via Email: admin@thisisbenson.com
If you'd prefer to call, give Dan a call on 07867865446