About

Blending influences from rock and punk with pop sensibilities and catchy melodies, Betting for Benson has honed in on a sound that's all their own.  From thoughtful ballads to danceable synth tracks, the group has been praised for their musicality and unique approach to songwriting.  The group found their way to Raleigh, NC in 2017.  Shortly afterward, they took second place in the statewide Battle of the Bands at the 2017 NC State Fair, followed by a flurry of gigs around the Triangle and Triad areas, with features by UNC-TV and the Carolina Hurricanes Homegrown Series. With two full-length studio albums and multiple EPs and B-sides under their belt, the group are currently working on a new EP to follow up their 2015 release of When the Smoke Clears.

Connect

For booking, please email info@bettingforbenson.com.

Recent Gigs

Date Venue Type Door
Saturday
January 5, 2019
Imurj
Raleigh, NC
Headliner 60 attending
$8 cover
Friday
January 4, 2019
PNC Arena
Raleigh, NC
Canes Homegrown Series 15k attending
Thursday
December 20, 2018
Deep South the Bar
Raleigh, NC
Headliner 50 attending
$5 cover
Friday
July 20, 2018
Sugar Magnolia Cafe
Wake Forest, NC
Headliner 40 attending
$10 suggested
Friday
May 25, 2018
Berkeley Cafe
Raleigh, NC
Headliner
Acoustic
30 attending
Tips only
Saturday
April 28, 2018
Deep South the Bar
Raleigh, NC
Co-Headliner 125 attending
$10 cover
Thursday
April 12, 2018
NYP
Greensboro, NC
Supporting 25 attending
$5 cover
Tuesday
March 13, 2018
The Cave
Chapel Hill, NC
Headliner 30 attending
$5 cover
Monday
January 15, 2018
The Pour House
Raleigh, NC
Supporting 25 attending
$10 cover
Thursday
December 14, 2017
Deep South the Bar
Raleigh, NC
Supporting 75 attending
$5 cover
Thursday
October 12, 2017
Dorton Arena
Raleigh, NC
Battle of
the Bands
100 attending
Free
Friday
February 17, 2017
Deep South the Bar
Raleigh, NC
Headliner 120 attending
$8 cover

Music

More music available on Spotify and Bandcamp.

Videos

UNC-TV Special

Learn about NC band Betting for Benson, from their history to their musical inspirations to what’s next.

Photos

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