Bennett Wales & the Relief EPK

BIO

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.

MEMBERS

  • Vocalist/Guitarist Bennett Wales
  • Guitarist Brock Bittner
  • Bassist Mike Fischetti
  • Keyboardist Caleb Little
  • Drummer Drew Orton

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.

Although these musicians have spent a lifetime saturated in music, song writing & performance, it is the release of their debut album, “Flood Without Water”, that marks their true musical introduction to the world. “Flood Without Water” was recorded in April 2017 at a Blue Ridge mountain cabin retreat turned music studio with engineer, Chris Utley (Steven Tyler, John Mayer & many more) of Benchmark Sound off Music Row in Nashville. It was released on October 21, 2017.

As a very young band, they are experiencing a quickly blossoming career of festival bookings, one off shows & regional tours. They have shared 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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All Inquiries: thereliefmusicva@gmail.com