JOHN BENNETT WITH DAVID HYAMS
From a remote country where desert meets the sea, Western Australia’s John Bennett has emerged as a singer/songwriter with an astounding ability to transport listeners to his home country. Singing of country and connection to community, John launched his debut self-titled album in 2010. Establishing a name as the ‘voice of the Kimberley’ the Bidyadanga community man has written an album that sings to country and connects with the yearning in every person to nurture family and the environment.
His debut album received 12 national music award nominations including awards for WA Indigenous Song of the Year for his track Wangkaja, APRA Songwriter of the Year and WA Country Music Independent Album of the Year 2013.
Performing with multi-instrumentalist David Hyams, John’s songs capture the heart and the soul of his people and their deep connection with the land.