What is your name within The Bennies?
My name within the bennies is Anty… it’s the same outside of the bennies haha.
Where are you currently based and what is the music scene like there?
We all live in Melbourne and the beers bands and babes are excellent.
How did you first start playing music?
I loved listening to the living end while at school – and I went to see them and saw a ska band playing… so I started learning trumpet. Now I smoke trumpets haha.
When and how did The Bennies form?
We were at Meredith music festival watching sooo many sick bands and just having the best time ever. We looked up at the stage and just said that we wanna do that. So we started the band the next weekend.
You’ll be playing Melbourne Music Week / Civic Sounds Laneway Festival Sunday the 18th of October on ACDC Lane Melbourne City! What can we expect from this upcoming show?
You can expect to have the best time of your life and smile from ear to ear and sing ya guts out. We will be playing a bunch of new songs as well which is super exciting for us.
What does playing this show which such a stellar line up Regurgitator, Nai Palm, RVG and many more mean to you?
It’s always such a pleasure playing alongside radical bands and especially ones we look up to. We all have a pretty grand appreciation of The Gurg. It’s nice as well – cos it helps us feel like we have a place amongst such talented bands
Who are you listening to at the moment?
My tastes aren’t too representative of the rest of the band, but I been listening heaps to the new Story So Far album and an album called shade by an artist from Sydney called, Bilby
What do you like to do away from music?
I’m currently trying to make a million dollars by being the world’s worst artist. You can check out my instagram: @dutch_oven_z
What do you have planned for the remainder of 2018 going into 2019?
As I answer these questions we are in the studio recording a bunch of new songs – so hopefully heaps more writing and new tunes for your lovely ears.
Favourite food and place to hangout?
I absolutely love pancakes. I don’t really like to support massive chains in an interview – but getting to eat pancakes at any hour of the day is pretty rad thanks to pancake parlour.