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Courtyard Sessions Featuring Benny Fowler

August 17, 2019 @ 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm

CHAPTER 31 of the Courtyard Sessions will feature Benny Fowler, singer/songwriter, solo artist and front man to NSW band Benji and the Saltwater Sound System who play world folk music with a gentle edge that cuts.

Benny Fowler is widely known for fronting numerous successful NSW bands and musical projects. Since returning from a hiatus in remote Solomon Islands in 2015 Benny has formed Benji and the Saltwater Sound System. This band has quickly gained a reputation in the Australian music scene as an up and coming force to be reckoned with.

Benny’s sound fuses pacific flavours with the raw sounds of the Australian East Coast. With a band behind him he creates hypnotic soundscapes underpinned by painfully catchy melodies. When you hear him solo his beautifully poignant lyrics and prowess for songwriting are unmistakable and mesmerising.

Benny has had the honour of playing at numerous acclaimed festivals, venues and events. These include Woodford Folk Festival, the National Folk Festival, Peak Festival, Granite Town, Summer Rhythm, Palm Creek Folk Festival, Sydney Blues Festival, Springfest and Illawarra Folk Festival just to name a few.

“Benji and the Saltwater Sound System skillfully blur the lines between genre, sound and style. Their latest record bursts at the seams with a dynamic flavour, making for one damn fine debut.” – Liz Campbell – Happy Mag.

“An unrivaled debut offering from anyone else of their ilk. It’s painfully catchy and demands a repeat listen.” – Jake Wilton – AAA Backstage

Benny will begin his performance at 6pm Saturday 17th of august.
If you would like to make a dinner reservation please contact the Café on (02) 4473 5583.

The COURTYARD SESSIONS are a series of alternative music and art events that will feature an eclectic showcase of original and alternative live music, poetry, improv, exhibitions and more; from local and interstate, it’s a place for musicians, performers and artists of all kinds. Each “Chapter” will be held in The Downward Dog Co. Café’s beautiful stone courtyard in the heart of Bodalla.

The Downward Dog Cafe is now fully licensed come in and enjoy our delicious range of Beer, Wine and Cocktails.


August 17, 2019
6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
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The Downward Dog Co. Cafe
Bodalla, NSW Australia