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After a 12 year hiatus, solo acoustic singer-songwriter musician Ben Penna has returned to the stage. Establishing a career that has spanned decades- entertaining audiences along the East Coast with his passionate and energetic performance. His latest EP ‘Summer Sessions’ has been receiving airplay on Australian radio stations including ABC Queensland and Star 106.3
‘No frills, no fuss, just pure, authentic talent. With his captivating lyrics and unforgettable melodies, Ben is sure to leave you breathless and wanting more.’ - Crystal & Anthony Star 106.3
Throughout his musical career, Ben supported several other artists including Diesel, Butterfly Effect and Small Mercies and has now shared the stage with Tones and I and the Pierce Brothers at Townsville’s huge music festival: Tropic Sounds.
‘Penna’s rustic vocals reign supreme, with an aged quality that gives weight to his ruminations on life’ album review by Happy Mag May 17, 2003, also saying ‘Penna emerging as bona fide narrative songwriter.’
These days Ben is based in North Queensland but enjoys traveling around and is always happy and excited to hitch up the caravan and ‘take the show on the road’!
Ben Penna is an energetic, experienced, professional and passionate performer and bona fide narrative songwriter. He captures the audience with his strong vocals and guitar playing - from fingerpicking to energetic rhythmic strumming. His versatility in songwriting is only matched by his versatility in playing.