An Evening with Donny Benet & Showband @ Vivid Lounge

An Evening with Donny Benet & Showband @ Vivid Lounge MCA
28 May 2016
18:00 - 23:00
MCA, Harbour side Terrace, 140 George St, The Rocks
Vivid Ideas Exchange, Museum of Contemporary Art, Australia

Sensual. Sophisticated. Intoxicating. Three words that attempt to do justice to the Donny Benet experience. Armed with a Moog, a moustache and the need to continue the legacy of Moroder, Donny Benet is the dance floor commander that the world needs.

From seedy back alley nightclub stages to the halls of the Sydney Opera House and there is no space or stage too strange for Donny Benet to dominate. It’s a testament to his charisma and presence that his talents immediately enrapture any audience, no matter the setting.

After some knock out performances at prestigious events such as Vivid Live, Mona Foma, Sydney Festival, Adelaide Festival and Secret Garden, word of Donny’s mesmerizing performances spread quickly: in 2013 Donny Benet took out FBi Radio’s SMAC Award for Best Live Act. In 2014 he sold out album launch performances and a year later, during the 2015 BIGSOUND conference, Noisey heaped praise on Benet as the standout artist of the entire week, applauding his set as “…compulsory viewing for every single act attending the conference. This was a keynote masterclass in How To Do It”.

With three smoking albums already under his belt, Donny Benet is working hard to bring that magical touch to a fourth album of musical aphrodisiacs, to be released in late 2016.  

Free entry, numbers permitting.

Doors open 6pm. DJ Marty Doyle - 8pm Showtime.


Harry Sutherland - keyboards
Ben Hauptmann - guitar
Dan Waples - saxophone, cowbell
James Waples - drums
Don Benet - bass, voice

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