Benn Manie - Guitarist Singer/Songwriter

Benn Manie is a versatile entertainer who has been involved in the music industry for over 25 years. Benn has worked his craft and become a highly sought after entertainer and has gained a reputation as a fine vocalist.

As lead vocalist for the popular independent touring and recording rock outfit "WILDLIFE", Benn wrote the award winning song Black or White and co-wrote their Albums with Steve Rockman. They shared the stage with acts such as Cliff Richard, Larry Norman, Servant, DeGarmo and Key Band, and toured the East Coast playing venues from the Sidney Myer Music Bowl and Festival Hall in Melbourne to far flung Queensland country pubs and clubs.

Benn has performed and recorded with many top musicians including two years in a duo with renowned blues & roots guitarist Kim Churchill, as a founding member of independent world music band "Rivertribe", and many years with the outstanding Melbourne guitarist, Tony Gadsby.

In recent years, Benn re-united with his friends and musical collaborators Steve Rockman, Tony Gadsby & John Adams, to form "The Rock Dogs" and "The Acoustic Cats". Both bands are highly sought after for weddings and corporate functions due to their professional sound and high quality vocal abilities. Benn performs solo or in a duo, trio or band.

Benn prides himself on being able to customise a performance to the crowd he is performing to. With a repertoire of over 400 songs, Benn can tailor his performance to suit any event. From laid back smooth acoustic sounds, to a high energy sing along performance, Benn's stylish acoustic covers range from 70s, 80s and 90s classics, through to recent chart toppers.

Benn Manie playing guitar

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Below is a sample of some of Benn's music...

All Your Love:


Full Life:

Bennsong Song List

Download Printable Version [Acrobat PDF 69 KB]

Use Somebody - Kings of Leon

Drops of Jupiter - Train

Hey Brother - Avicii

Hold Back The River - James Bay

Riptide - Vance Joy

Better Together - Jack Johnson

Viva La Vida - Coldplay

Cool World - Mondo Rock

Let Her Go - Passenger

Roar - Katy Perry

Magic - Coldplay

Big Hard Sun - Eddie Vedder

Give Me Love - Ed Sheeran

Over My Head - The Fray

I Will Wait - Mumford & Sons

3am - Matchbox20

Walking on the Moon - The Police

Your Body is a Wonderland - John Mayer

Radio Active - Imagine Dragons

Is She Really going out with Him - Joe Jackson

Thinking Out Loud - Ed Sheeran

Embrace (Latch) - Disclosure/Sam Smith

All that Heaven will Allow - Bruce Springsteen

Elderly Woman - Pearl Jam

No Such Thing - John Mayer

Missing You - John Waite

Enough For Now - The Fray

Times Like These - Foo Fighters

Nothing Else Matters - Metallica

Black - Pearl Jam

Red Red Wine - UB40

The A Team - Ed Sheeran

Listen to the Music - Doobie Brothers

This is How You Remind Me - Nickelback

When I See You Smile - Bad English

All Your Reasons - Matchbox20

Beautiful Day - U2

I Am Mine - Pearl Jam

The Boys Light Up - Australian Crawl

Cannonball - Damien Rice

Bittersweet Symphony - The Verve

Clocks - Coldplay

Count On Me - Bruno Mars

Crazy Little Thing Called Love - Queen

Dakota - Stereophonics

Forever - Ben Harper

Hurts So Good - John Cougar Mellencamp

Better Be Home Soon - Crowded House

The Lazy Song - Bruno Mars

One More Night - Maroon 5

She's So High - Tal Bachman

Shimmer - Fuel

She will be Loved - Maroon 5

Everything - Michael Buble

Shooting Star - Bad Company

Superman - Five for Fighting

Two Out Of Three Aint Bad - Meat Loaf

Wake Me Up - Avicii

Hey Soul Sister - Train

Home - Michael Buble

Run To You - Bryan Adams

Feeler - Pete Murray

Mr Brightside - The Killers

Mr Jones - Counting Crows

Watching the Detective - Elvis Costello

I'm Yours - Jason Miraz

I Walk the Line - Live

Weather with You - Crowed House

All Star - Smash Mouth

Your So Vain - Carly Simon

Every Breath You Take - The Police

Jeremy - Pearl Jam

Save Tonight - Eagle Eye Cherry

Your Beautiful - James Blunt

Somebody I used To Know - Gotye

Walking in Memphis - Marc Cohen

Long Day - Matchbox20

Californication - Red Hot Chilli Peppers

Wonderwall - Oasis

Holy Grail - Hunters & Collectors

Run to Paradise - Choirboys

The Joker - Steve Miller

Tip Of My Tounge - Diesel

Never Tear Us Apart - INXS

Lightning Crashes - Live

Do You See What I See - Hunters & Collectors

Leaps & Bounds - Paul Kelly

Can't Get Enough - Bad Company

America - Simon & Garfunkel

Green Limosine - Bad Loves

Little Wing - Jimi Hendrix

Milky Way - The Church

Can't Always Get What You Want - Stones

Dolphin Cry - Live

Copperhead Road - Steve Earle

Throw Your Arms - Hunters & Collectors

Two Princes - Spin Doctors

Flame Trees - Cold Chisel

Why Georgia - John Mayer

Something So Strong - Crowded House

Blue On Black - Kenny Wayne Shepherd

Ziggy Stardust - Bowie

Roxanne - The Police

Better Man - Pearl Jam

All Torn Down - Living End

Sex on Fire - Kings of Leon

Message in a Bottle - The Police

Friday I'm in Love - The Cure

More Than Words - Extreme

April Sun - Dragon

Waterloo - Abba

Do Do Do Da Da Da - The Police

Sweet Guy - Paul Kelly

Mamma Mia - Abba

What's My Scene - Hoodoo Gurus

Bohemian Like You - The Dandy Warhols

Blister in the Sun - Violet Femmes

Dumb Things - Paul Kelly

500 Miles - The Proclaimers

Save Tonight - Eagle Eye Cherry

Plus Many Many More..........Over 550 songs

Download Printable Version of Bennsong's Song List [Acrobat PDF 69 KB]