Donny Benet

Ages 16 and up
Sunday, March 13
Doors: 8pm
$15

Larimer Lounge Presents Donny Benét on Sunday, March 13th —

“Jeffrey Lebowski, it is “The Dude”, Donny Benét, it is “The Don”. Quite simply.”

Hailed and panned by critics as “Prince on a serious budget cut” Donny Benét is best described as the favourite nephew to Uncles Giorgio Moroder, Alan Vega and Michael McDonald. Residingin Sydney, Australia, Benét writes, performs and records entirely by himself at the renowned Donnyland Studios. Vintage synthesisers and drum machines are used exclusively to present Benét’s views on life, love and relationships through the power of song. Benét’s 2011 breakthrough album “Don’t Hold Back”, confused and intrigued many, establishing him as a cult figure in the Australian music scene. Several albums later the piece de resistance came in the form of the 2018 album The Don, which led to Donny embarking on numerous sold-out tours of Europe, North America and Australia. Mr Experience, Donny’s latest album, released amid the global pandemic, continued his rise as an international artist receiving countless strong album reviews. His North American shows will be the first time an international audience will be able to see these tracks performed live. So buckle up, Donny is ready and coming for you.

Donny Benét 2011 saw Donny Benét bursting onto the scene with the release of his debut album Don’t Hold Back. Armed with a Drum Machine, Fender Rhodes and a Moog Synthesizer with a pitch bender that won’t stop, Donny stepped up to the plate and delivered a sound full of sophistication, sexuality and street heat. Don’t Hold Back. Sophisticated Lover. The Girls of Japan. Let’s Make it Right Tonight. These songs were the new take of Italo Disco Funk that would make even legendary disco producer Giorgio Moroder feel like a proud Uncle. 2012 saw the release of Benét’s latest offering Electric Love. Reflecting the highs and lows of life on the road through the eyes of a modern day Italo funk artist, themes of heat, love, war and self-belief are played out in Donny’s newest treat. Donny is also expecting album #3 in 2015 and is promises to be of more romantic assistance than any internet dating service. Touring Australia consistently since 2011 and supporting artists such as Warpaint, John Maus and Dan Deacon, Donny has also been invited to play at the Mona Foma Festival, Sydney Festival, Adelaide festival, Vivid Live and Big Day Out where he tore up the dance floors of the country’s most highbrow venues. 2014 saw the emergence of the Donny Benét Show Band. With the professional touch, Benét’s hits are performed by a crack team of musicians who almost impregnated the city during their residency at the 2014 Sydney festival. Like the clear plastic covered furniture in any Italian household, the Show band is definitely brought out for special occasions. It's Friday night and everyone wants to have fun 1982 Italo style. Make sure you wear your Sunday best to give you the chance of success in the game of love. Go on, treat yourself. Donny Benét xx