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Benji Lewis is a singer/songwriter out of Melbourne who grew up in an Italian family surrounded by many different forms of music; both of his parents were singers in their younger years, his mum was a lover of the ballads, his dad a fan of the classics, his sisters had a strong attraction to RnB and his brother was into rock. Benji’s family saw that he had an incredible natural talent, and encouraged his passion for music and singing from an early age right through until today.
“When I was in my later teens, I found myself drawn to the emotion and beauty in acoustic music. Whether it was some piano or an acoustic guitar with a vocal part, I just loved the emotion and beauty it could sometimes bring, and how it could sweep you up and take you somewhere else entirely” – Benji Lewis
When it came to writing his own music, Benji wanted to bring the emotion, feeling and beauty from that style to the electronic music of today, drawing inspiration from James Blake as the direction of where he wanted his sound & style to go.
In March 2016, Benji Lewis released his debut Hearts & Halos EP, showcasing a stunning four-track collection of songs he wrote and recorded with Jan Skubiszewski and
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