‘We headed to the venue and the party was on the menu’ is probably the best way to describe how the night erupted – ‘Heavy Disco’ being a pretty accurate tune to relate to when it comes to a Bennies gig. Hearing that the Melbourne dudes were making an appearance at our local Miami Shark Bar was enough to bring a shit storm to the Gold Coast, with the gig selling out, it being the talk of the town in the Rabbit Radio station, the Shark Bar family and Bennies fans (yeah it was pretty much only thing that came out of my mouth for a few days as well). Despite the show being on a Thursday evening, the boys brought a party to the venue with Heavy Metal crew, Clowns, and Perth pop-punk band Axe Girl.
It’s no lie that the Bennies are, pretty well, Party Machines. I’m talking head-banging-drink-spilling-joint-lighting dudes that, even though are there to get themselves and everyone around them having the craziest time possible, make sure that the one-love policy comes first, stopping every now and again to get everyone to give each other fat high-fives to make sure the crowd was going a-okay, in which, it was hard not to be. The boys got up on stage in favour of their latest release ‘Wisdom Machine’, and after having a chat with Jules (guitarist), it not an understatement to say that the process and construction of this album makes it one hell of a compilation, not to mention how they brought the songs to life on stage with such passion and energy.
In saying this, the boys did not fail to throw in all my favourites. ‘Party Machine’, ‘Detroit Rock Ciggies’, ‘Anywhere You Wanna Go’, and of course, ‘Knights forever’. Awesome tunes, incredible dudes and lyrics with the right message, you really can’t go wrong with The Bennies.