Just returned from Nashville(USA) recording their debut release 'Red Dress' with Andrija Tokic (of Alabama Shakes fame).
Benny C & the Associates combine the thump of true blues and soul with an eclectic mix of influences from funk to folk.
Fronted by the dynamic Benny 'C' Cunningham who's vocal tone is straight from the pages of BB King, Hendrix and and Rick James BCA bring passion, lyrical honesty and intimacy to their music.
BCA came together at the end of 2013 in Adelaide Australia also features Angela Portolesi on vocals, Kelvin Sugars on drums and Steve Portolesi on Bass along with a bunch of other music 'buddies' as the Associates.
This little 'noise trade sampler' EP is a small offering off the forth coming album 'Red Dress' and some fun ACOUSTIC VERSIONS of some tracks from that album that we wanted to make available.
All songs written by Angela and Steve Portolesi
Track 1 tracked at Blackhaus Studios Adelaide by Mike Gug and Mixed by Andrija Tokic at The Bombshelter Nashville
Track 2 tracked at Fat Trax Studios Adelaide by Matt Williams and Mixed by Andrija Tokic at The Bombshelter Nashville
Tracks 3 and 4 tracked at Kings Baptist Studios Adelaide by Brian Atherton and mixed by Matt Wever at The Suite Mix Newcastle.
Track 5 tracked at Fat Trax Studios Adelaide by Matt Williams and mixed by Mike Gug at Blackhaus Studios Adelaide
Track 6 tracked in the Portolesi’s lounge room
Kelvin Sugars - drums and percussion
Steve Portolesi - bass
Ben Cunningham - lead vocals and guitar
Angela Portolesi - lead vocals
Peter Lymbo - acoustic guitar and electric guitar on tracks 1, 3 and 4
Ikey Owens - Hammond, piano, Rhodes on tracks 1 and 5
Louis Hugeria - Hammond, and Rhodes on tracks 1, 2 and 5
Mitch Rosmini - Piano on tracks 3 and 4
Bones' - harp on track 2
BCA is managed by James 'Motor' Merritt at 'Live Aloha'
904-614-9053. Florida USA
Photography and cover design by Angela Portolesi
2015 Benny C and the Associates. All Rights Reserved
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