After a hiatus of more than 10 years, Australian singer/songwriter and composer Benjamin Peter returns with his 2020 EP “Rise”.
Benjamin‘s sound features rich, layered vocals and electronic instruments combined with the warmth of the traditional orchestra. This lush and intricate soundscape serves as a backdrop for his lyrics, which tell simple stories of exploration, imagination and reflection on the human condition and the world around us.
A classically trained pianist and vocalist Benjamin’s musical foundations lay in writing and directing for stage and screen, with equal inspiration drawn from jazz and soul.
Benjamin’s influences include Hans Zimmer, Gabriel Yared, Stephen Sondheim, Stephen Schwarz, Nina Simone, Jeff Buckley, Rufus Wainwright, Muse, Radiohead, Oscar Peterson, Herbie Hancock, Donny Hathaway, Marvin Gaye, Joni Mitchel, Eva Cassidy, Whitney Houston, Leonard Cohen, Billie Holliday and Keane.