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Join Us For An Intimate & Engaging Evening With Welcome Echoes of Bob Dylan and the Much Loved Central Coast Songbird Alice in the noiz

Solo Roots/Folk artist James Bennett’s long awaited third album titled ‘This Time Tomorrow’ is finally here. James incorporates many different elements into his performances including Weissenborn Lap Steel, 11 & 6 string guitars, stomp box, tambourine, harmonica & a truly unique vocal style.

How Chance Led To A New Album

“This Time Tomorrow came about by chance,” says Newcastle-based solo artist James Bennett. “John Butler’s ex drummer/percussionist Michael Barker popped up on my Facebook page as a suggested friend. I’d been thinking about who to contact to play drums/percussion so I reached out to him in a message to see if he’d be keen to come to Australia to record. To my total disbelief, he was not only keen to play on the songs but invited me to record with him at his home studio in Rotorua /NZ.”

In December 2018 James headed across to New Zealand to spend four days in the studio with Michael Barker recording the songs for his new album which included the two singles ‘Weird World’ (released in April 2019) & ‘Gypsy Love’ (released in June 2019).

Quirky Facts about James Bennett

James was born in Byron Bay, is left-handed but plays the guitar right-handed. He went to 12 different schools and never signed out of year 11 so is technically still enrolled. His birthday is 06/06/90 and he turned 16 on 06/06/06. All of his albums were recorded in different countries, he has never had a music or singing lesson in his life, can’t read music and can tune a guitar by ear. He recorded Bob Dylan songs on a tape recorder with his brother when he was about 8 but doesn’t think he will show anyone…

From Byron Bay to Hollywood

A total of nine tracks are set to be on This Time Tomorrow with everything from sweet Weissenborn lap steel songs featuring harmonies by the one & only ‘Wendy Matthews,’ to quirky upbeat tunes like the first single ‘Weird World.’ James has put together an album release tour to bring the new album into the world in the most intimate & engaging way possible.

While this will be James’ debut performance at The Rhythm Hut, he plays over 100 shows per year and has independently recorded & released two EP’s & two albums.

His 2017 album release ‘Run with the Hunted’ was recorded in Hollywood CA with highly respected Producer/Engineer Scott Campbell who has worked with industry names such as Alanis Morissette, Stevie Nicks & Tom Petty.

Over the last few years James has warmed up the stage for many Aussie artists: The John Butler Trio, Diesel, Jeff Lang, The Whitlams, Wendy Matthews, Ian Moss, The Black Sorrows, Vika & Linda Bull, Rick Price & Dan Sultan, and international artists Newton Faulkner (UK) and Canned Heat (USA).

More info: www.jamesbennettmusic.com


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Alice is a profound singer/songwriter from the Central Coast NSW, Australia.

Praised for her angelic voice and fluttering falsetto that can also be matched by her strength and soulful vibes.

Influenced by Jewel, Alanis Morissette, Joni Mitchell and Stevie Nicks, Alice placed in the top 3% of 1000 hopefuls at the Melbourne Songwriters Convention and sang at the Melbourne Town Hall in front of Brooke Fraser, Katie Noonan and Eskimo Joe.


Delicious home style cooked dinners and desserts are available for purchase. The Rhythm Hut is fully licensed with assorted beers, wines and ciders, including locally made Six String Brewing Company and Murray’s Craft Brewing Co beers and a range of non alcoholic drinks including locally made Kombucha Zest. Under 18 must be accompanied by a responsible adult.

WHEN: 21 September 2019 – Doors open 6:30pm
WHERE: The Rhythm Hut – 135 Faunce St Gosford
TICKETS: $20 + bf  presale; $25 at door (if still available). Kids 12 & under FREE (must be booked)
MORE INFO: music@therhythmhut.com.au


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