Phil Bensen

Phil Bensen


Phil Bensen's managed to combine elements of soul, jazz, and pop, thrown together with an acoustic guitar, and a voice reminiscent of Stevie Wonder and John Mayer, to create a sound all his own.


Original, thoughtful, humble, truly talented, smiling, and amazing vocally. THIS IS PHIL BENSEN.
singer songwriter Phil Bensen calls Hazlet home, but is ready to take the country by storm with his heart pounding melodies, crisp clean chord changes and, most of all, a kick ass voice. Picking up a guitar at the age of 17, Phil has come light years. With influences from legends such as Stevie Wonder, Etta James, and Paul McCartney, Phil took his modern influences of John Mayer and Jamie Cullum, meshed it all together, and came up with his version of acoustic modern rock. Constantly taking in other styles and ideas, Phil adapts and develops as a writer. Always looking for new ways to explore chord structure or melody, Phil’s sound is unique and ever changing. Upstage Magazine dubbed Phil a, “White boy with soul.” Covering Motown influenced songs from artists like Marvin Gaye, and the Temptations, Phil uses his vocal range to cover songs like “lets get it on” and “Hallelujah.” After hearing these unique covers New Jersey Coast quoted, “he did a sincere rendition of Leonard Cohen’s “Hallelujah” which would probably make Jeff Buckley take notice if he were alive today. {Phil} is a true talent with a superb sense of melody".
At age 23 Phil has taken his raw guitar along with his sweet vocal range and produced Airbrush Memories. 9 tracks of dreaming, lost love, unapproachable beauty, portrayed like no other artist in his age realm.


LP "Not Good Enough

Set List

Typical set is anywhere from a half hour to an hour

Anywhere between 5 and 20 songs.

Mostly originals, but some covers are also played, ie; "Let's Get It On", "Don't Know Why", "Don't Let Me Down".