Musician inpsired by Island life

Jessica Benini to perform for folk music fans on October 18

Jessica Benini performs for solk society on October 18.

It’s time once again for the Sooke Folk Music Society’s monthly Coffee House, which happens this Saturday evening, October 18 at Holy Trinity Anglican Church. This month our featured performer is young singer/songwriter, Jessica Benini, a West Coast Indie singer songwriter. She began her musical journey as an acoustic guitarist at age nine. Benini is a captivating artist and teacher with energetic personality, soulful melodies, rhythmic guitar playing and spontaneous harmonica solos.

A graduate from Rosebud School of the Arts in Rosebud, Alberta, Benini trained as an actor and musician for the stage. Being a musician for Rosebud Theatre enabled her to develop her voice and guitar styles by performing a variety of genres of music such as; musical theatre, English and Irish folk music, pop, bluegrass, country, roots and gospel. She was selected among 50 other artists around the world to participate in the Canadian National Voice Intensive at UBC in Vancouver and also spent time in London, Latvia, and New York taking workshops and preparing herself to be an authentic performing artist.

One of her favourite gigs is teaching and songwriting. She is a voice, guitar and songwriting instructor at Larsen School of Music, where she is able to guide her students through their own practice of being an authentic and genuine performer.

Benini released her first album “Express Yourself” in 2010, a collection of songs that reflect the journey of self-discovery and encourage the continuation of chasing the unattainable. She has recently completed her second album, which was recorded at Hipposonic, Profile and Mushroom Studios in Vancouver. “No Regrets” showcases the freedom alongside the challenges of taking the road less travelled.

Jessica Benini is a transparent artist and observing soul that comes alive when she plays her heart out. She loves the Island life how gently everything moves and breathes. Being a musician on Vancouver Island, she feels understood, free, playful and inspired. Her main goal and practice in life is to play publicly without apology.

Benini is an incredibly talented singer songwriter, who captivates her audience. You will not want to miss hearing Jessica this Saturday evening, October 18. It happens at Holy Trinity Anglican Church, 1962 Murray Road. Doors open at 7pm with our open stage at 7:30 and our feature at 9.

Contributed by Dave Gallant

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