I’ve had this zany scheme of recording and videoing some of my favourite local musicians for a while now and managed to rope in a good friend, Benj Bernal, as my guinea pig.
Benj plays around Perth and the south-west of Western Australia and has always impressed me with his beautiful voice and ability to perform cruisey acoustic music with his magnetic ease. I have a great respect for how he plays and love his varied selection of cover songs. The fact that his performance style is so different to mine excites me even more and I feel like I’ve learnt a couple of things from him over the last year or two.
So I got him around my house along with talented videographer Amanda Oliver from Highlight Life Video (link below), set up a couple of microphones and cameras and told him to do his thing.
I was particularly stoked that he chose a song from one of my favourite bands to cover. Amanda did a great job on the project, filming and editing as a favour for me. She’s building her portfolio and is already an accomplished photographer and videographer – an excellent choice for your weddings as she has a stack of experience, a terrific
eye for photos, and is great with people.
So enough waffle. Here’s Ben playing Radiohead’s ‘House of Cards.’ Check him out live if you get the chance and feel free to swoon. He’s available for weddings and private shows – get in touch with him on facebook or contact me and I’ll put you in the right direction.