Benji and the Saltwater Sound System

As the saying goes, a dash of salt brings out the best in everything... and when it comes to music it doesn't get more appetising than Benji and the Saltwater Sound System. Since their formation a couple of years back, this tangy tribe of groove merchants have hit the shoreline swimming.

Like all of the greatest live acts, their sound is ever revolving - responding to the audience and the room, taking bold new turns and venturing into new territory. It was this willingness to grow and develop that led to the band's infectious debut album, Coming Up for Water, featuring the much loved live favourite Top Bunk Trait - garnished in sweet guitar licks and feet-pounding horns.

Benji and the Saltwater Sound System fuse Pacific flavours with the raw rolling sounds of the Australian Pacific coast. Add to this the poignant lyrics and a will to transcend genre and you're part the way there. The band has graced some of Australia's most iconic stages.



Pic: Jade Rosskelly

Artwork: Paul Summerfield

Pic: Paul Freeman