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Kevin Bennet Talks About New Flood Album "Blood Red Ties"

Updated: Nov 17, 2022

Kevin Bennett, well-respected indigenous singer/songwriter with Sydney roots band The Flood, is a 2006 Aria nominee and 7 x CMAA Gold Guitar winner who writes relevant, contemporary Australian music containing elements of Blues, Rock, Folk and Country - telling stories of where he's from and where he might be going, his past and his future, he sings his life.

In 2005, after 25 years in the music business, it was confirmed through a family search, that KB had Aboriginal heritage and he was from the Kamilaroi Tribe of Northern NSW. Since then, he has been involved in several Indigenous songwriting, music and mentoring projects with Tamworth Regional Council, APRA (as an Indigenous Ambassador) and more recently with The Jimmy Little Foundation - travelling to remote communities spreading Uncle Jimmy's mantra 'Good tucker, healthy life'!

The Flood has recorded 7 universally acclaimed albums including 'The Ballad Of KB', which was named in Iain Shedden’s Top Twenty Australian Country Albums of all time, while Rhythms magazine calls The Flood ‘the best Australian Roots band since The Dingoes.’ Kevin Bennett and The Flood’s latest offering, ‘Blood Red Ties’ is concerned with family, roots, country and ALL the ties that bind. It speaks to, and is informed by, the Australian landscape and the people of this wide, brown land.


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