Hometown: New Jersey, United States
Web site: http://www.myspace.com/thebenjamins
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The Benjamins cover venues in over 15 states from Epcot Center in Florida, to Boston, Massachusetts and from the Midwest to Tulsa, Oklahoma. Always on the cutting edge and fresh, yet maintaining a sense of the value of the past, The Benjamins create a personalized repertoire for each venue or event they play. Currently performing in some of the largest venues across the country, they continue to explore new areas and break new markets across the nation and internationally. The Benjamins also have been the showcased entertainment for numerous private functions, major corporations and high profile clients such as Madison Square Garden, Izod Center, The Prudential Center, Johnson and Johnson, Sony Music, Hard Rock Hotel and Casino, Borgata Casino Atlantic City, Trump Casino, Rutgers College, Fashion Institute of Technology, Stockten College, William Paterson University, Stevens Institute of Technology, Hofstra University, Coors Light, Anheuser Bush, MSNBC, New Jersey Nets, New Jersey Devils, MLB, New York Giants & Jets, VH1 and many more.
Performing over 225 shows and events per year as a National/Reginal act, The Benjamins take pride in being great musicians that provide a complete professional institution at every performance. The band has earned sponsorships and endorsements by companys such as, Anheuser Bush National, Coors Light, Snow Queen Vodka, Creation Drum Company, Jagermeister, and Blackhaus. The Benjamins pay attention to detail and take the stage with a full custom stage design, professional sound, and an intelligent light show, all of which get updated constantly. The band’s stage presence turns any venue or event into an arena style concert. The Benjamins have also successfully transformed their high energy show into outstanding wedding entertainment performances. Using the same theory that has made them a successful club and venue act, The Benjamins bring high energy and an extraordinary approach that a modern wedding deserves. With custom packages taylored to the individual client, The Benjamins give all clients the soundtrack to their entire event and not just backround music in a wedding video. The Benjamins have been providing the highest quality in entertainment for over 11 years and have cultivated their style of “Modern Arena Rock” to fit any function or occasion. The Benjamins are truly a phenomenon to experience.
While maintaining top cover act status with fans everywhere, the band made a smooth transition into becoming a successful original act. After adding original songs into their cover show performances and gaining positive response, the band wrote, produced, and released, "GO", the band’s first full-length album, which was released in May of 2004. The album release marked a turning point in the band’s career as musical artists and allowed the band to gain countless new fans that previously were unfamiliar with the group. “GO” not only sold out, but it solidified the respect that the band has earned with fans, peers, and the music industry.
The band’s highly anticipated sophomore album "Chronicles of the Garden State” was released nationwide in April of 2007 to critical acclaim. The band's star power shined bright with its "high energy, modern arena-rock" and was gobbled up fans everywhere. The Benjamins have since received airplay from local and college radio stations in the North East including: G ROCK, KC 101, and Sirius Radio. The Benjamins have opened for national acts including: Cheap Trick, Goo Goo Dolls, Sponge, Third Eye Blind, Lost Prophets, Lifehouse and Drowning Pool. The band has also performed live on the FOX & Friends Morning Show, News 12 NJ, and WPLJ Radio on the Scott and Todd Morning Show. With an aggressive grassroots-to-big-stages drive and no signs of slowing down, The Benjamins continue to set the trend of an era and "rock out" for fans old and new! The band is currently writing and recording new original music set to be released in early 2011.