Benny Walker was named the most promising act of 2012 at the Victorian Indigenous Performing Arts Awards on Monday night.TRENT HORNEMAN November 28, 2012 4:53am
Victoria’s indigenous community has honoured Echuca-Moama musician Benny Walker, naming him the most promising act of 2012 at the Victorian Indigenous Performing Arts Awards on Monday night.
Walker said he was proud to win the award.
‘‘My family taught me to be proud of my heritage, so to be recognised by the indigenous community is a big honour for me,’’ he said.
It has been a big year for Walker, who has recorded a new album, to be released in Moama on January 5.
He also spent time touring Canada in July and featured on network television with his brother and Carlton footballer Andrew Walker, during the Grand Final Footy Show on Channel Nine.
Walker said he looked forward to releasing the album Sinners and Saints, which he recorded with the help of Aria award winning producer, Shane O’Mara.
‘‘It was great to work with him, he has won an Aria and worked with The Waifs, Tim Rogers and Paul Kelly,’’ he said.
‘‘I think he has helped my sound.’’
Walker, who lives in the region, has also spent plenty of time on the road, with a national tour planned between recordings.
Despite living in a regional area, Walker said it was a promising time for independent musicians.
‘‘The internet and social media have made it easier for independent artists to be heard. I can record a song in a friend’s garage, for low production costs and then have it up on iTunes,’’ he said.
‘‘It has really changed the landscape for the music industry.’’
Walker will release his new album Sinners and Saints at Moama Tavern on January 5.
Tickets are available from Leading Edge Music Echuca and San Julio Bar and Grill for $15.
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