Steve Bennett – One Man Band/Foot Drum/Lead & Rhythm guitarist/Vocals/Songwriter
Steve has been singing and playing guitar from a young age, surrounded by music and jam sessions in the lounge room. Learning the basics from his dad, family members and various other musician friends who would visit home. Later moving on to learning songs and developing his own style, which led him to writing his own songs and starting family band Ghost Road in 1992. Steve’s bag of tunes is very electric, he is a true story-teller and his music varies from Originals, 60's folk, Blues, 80's Rock, Modern Rock and some Country tunes which will make you want to sing and dance. Playing his homemade foot drum and guitar, he keeps the grooves tight, rhythm flowing and can bend a tasty solo. Steve has been playing such venues as The Hoey Moey (Coffs Harbour), Seaview Hotel (Woolgoolga),The Village Green Hotel (Grafton), Smiggins Hotel (Smiggins Hole), The Tapp Bar (Port Macquarie), Oceanview Hotel (Urunga), Bonny Hills Beach Hotel (Bonny Hills), Harrington Hotel (Harrington), Wynter Tavern (Taree) and more. Steve has also been the support act to bands such as The Black Sorrows, Russell Morris, Jon Stephens, Raaku the Soul Man. Steve has also done session work as a rhythm guitarist for touring bands, performs regularly with his band Ghost Road along with duo’s with brother Beau as ‘The Bennett Bros’ and also Snake Oil Delirium.
Steve plays acoustic originals he wrote, as well as covers of Various Blues Artists songs and below are just some of the Artist that he covers on his playlist too
Neil Young, America, Eagles, Walter Trout, BB King, Steve Earle, Rodrigues, Stone Temple Pilots, Sunny Boys, Black Keys, INXS, Midnight Oil, Red Hot Chilli Peppers, Tom Petty, Pink Floyd, Cruel Sea, Fleetwood Mac, Pearl Jam,