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Just announced: Bennett Wales & The Relief opens for The Marcus King Band Feb 1st, 2019 at Boathouse Live. Who’s ready for the Gospel? #rocknroll #marcusking #bennettwalesandtherelief #virginia ... See MoreSee Less

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There’s so much talent in the 7 cities, and the #veermusicawards by Veer Magazine are a huge testament to that fact. We are fired up about being nominated in three categories this year; Song of The Year, Beat Live Performer, Best Rock Band. Stoked to see so many of our local music buds also nominated in various categories. You can also see my ugly mug in the Live Photography category under Eye of the Storm Photography Sean Chag who has also been nominated! Huge ups to Veer for keeping the stoke on local music and arts alive. Voting begins 1/17/19. Stay posted for a link to cast your ballot! Thank you! -BW ... See MoreSee Less

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Bennett Wales & The Relief

She's easy on the eyes and she's as sweet as cherry pie. She's Emilou, live from the NorVA. Check out this live cut of our tune "Emilou", filmed by Will Clarke and Shana Stanley. ... See MoreSee Less

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Visual/auditory dropplings tomorrow at 8am. Prepare to be thoroughly stimulated via your eyeballs and ear holes. 📸: @eyeofthestormphoto #live #originalrocknroll #reliefmusic #vabeach #virginia ... See MoreSee Less

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Virginia Beach, Virginia’s Bennett Wales & the Relief are living proof that raw talent, ambition & honesty can still prevail in an ailing music industry. The bands musical discoveries take flight with a compelling combination of rich pop layers & mixed stylings of rhythm & blues, rock, soul, jam & americana. By melding hook-filled melody within groove-able rhythms, Bennett Wales & the Relief show their ability to compact a vast array of influence & experience into a singular & distinct sound.

Together the quintet provides a vast amount of influences & gift a broadened door of multiple genre stylings to music enthusiasts & listeners alike. Some of the top band influences consist of: Alabama Shakes, Chris Stapleton, The Meters, Black Joe Lewis & the Honey Bears, Vulfpeck & Black Angels. As a very young band, they are experiencing a quickly blossoming career of festival bookings, one off shows & regional tours. They have shared the the stage with some notable national acts such as: The Record Company, Anderson East, Sister Sparrow, Rusted Root, Ripe, Ocean Blue, Peoples Blues of Richmond, Kai Mani Marley, Red Man & Method Man.


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