Stephen Bennett (Australian musician)

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Stephen Bennett is an Australian writer, songwriter, and musician, known for his work in Christian contemporary music. Bennett is noted for his influence on Christian music through his teaching and writing.

Biography[edit]

Bennett was born in England, but moved to Australia as a young child when his parents emigrated.[1]

Stephen Bennett began his musical career as lead singer of a Christian rock band, Sons of Thunder. The band released one album and toured in Australia.

Bennett joined Christian City Church when he moved to Sydney in 1988, and became part of the music team. He featured on the Stand and War live album releases from Christian City Church.

In 1991, Bennett began working on a solo album with producer David Holmes. After the release of Hear the Sound, Bennett toured a number of countries.[1] Another solo album followed 2 years later.[2]

Bennett featured in the video, Hear the Sound. Music videos of songs from his albums were featured in episodes of Jesus Television broadcast in Australia.

After the release of his first book[3], Prophet Musician, Stephen Bennett relocated to England for several years. He was asked to host a television series in England where Stephen interviewed Christian musicians and artists. He was also involved in a number of large music events, including a concert at Wembley Stadium, which became the subject of a feature length video release. Wembley Stadium - Champion of the World 1997 was held on June 29th 1997, with nearly 45,000 people gathering for one of the biggest Christian praise and worship events in British history.[4]

In 1999, Bennett's song Time to Change was featured on the station id's of The Australian Christian Channel when it began broadcasting in that year.

Bennett has continued to write, perform and speak at events. He is currently based in Sydney, Australia.


Discography[edit]

Solo Albums[edit]

Hear the Sound (album) by Stephen Bennett, 1992

Future Dreams (album) by Stephen Bennett, 1994[5]

The Gathering (album) by Stephen Bennett, 1997

Breakthrough (album) by Stephen Bennett with WIP Band 2007

Group Albums[edit]

Angry Young Men (album) 1986 by Sons of Thunder

Stand by Christian City Church 1990, (Executive Producer)

War by Christian City Church 1991(featured song Pray by Stephen Bennett)

Bibliography[edit]

The Prophet Musician 1995 ISBN 978-0646237985 Search this book on Amazon.com Logo.png.

The Power of Apostolic Music 2004

The End 2009

The Divine Artist: Art for God's Sake (second edition) 2017 ISBN 9781543901009 Search this book on Amazon.com Logo.png.

The Poetry Packages: Thirty Years (second edition) 2018 ISBN 9781543919530 Search this book on Amazon.com Logo.png.

Prepare and Arise (second edition) 2018 ISBN 9781543926705 Search this book on Amazon.com Logo.png.

Filmography[edit]

Video[edit]

Hear the Sound, 1993 - Performer. Released by JTV

The Annointing, 1994 - Host & Producer. Released by Awesome City Music

Wembley Stadium - Champion of the World 1997 - Producer/Director. Released by Kingsway Music.

Television[edit]

Prophet Musician, 15 episodes, hosted by Stephen Bennett. Broadcast in England on 7.

References[edit]

  1. 1.0 1.1 "Stephen Bennett: The Australian singer/songwriter touring the UK - Stephen Bennett". www.crossrhythms.co.uk. Retrieved 2018-10-05.
  2. "Stephen Bennett: Australian artist experiments with different styles - Stephen Bennett". www.crossrhythms.co.uk. Retrieved 2018-10-05.
  3. "Review: Prophet Musician - Stephen Bennett - Book | Cross Rhythms". www.crossrhythms.co.uk. Retrieved 2018-12-11.
  4. Richards, Noel. "20th Anniversary of Champion of The World - June 28th 1997". noelrichards.com. Retrieved 2018-12-11.
  5. "Stephen Bennett (7) - Future Dreams". Discogs. Retrieved 2018-10-05.


External Links[edit]

  1. https://www.youtube.com/user/AwesomeCityTV


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