Stuart Benbow 11


Westland USA   Feb 2012  

Artist Bio

Influences:   Way too many to mention ... But singer-songwriters of the past and present, ranging from John Denver and Paul Simon to Kina Grannis, Christina Perri, and Jason Mraz. Add to that a love of most musical genres, and my high school music teachers for being so supportive and caring.

Year 7 - FAWM,

Meeting the goal, by the skin of my teeth the first time around, and comfortably reaching it on the second and third try, and more than doubling the goal for year four. The last two years I slowed down, comfortably finishing.

My music is an Americana blending of the heart of country, storytelling of folk and the energy of pop. As a multiinstrumentalist, when time permits, I may dress up the occasional song, but many will likely be solo performances.

Since last year, I've been focusing on my live solo show a lot more than my writing, joined the band, No Sin In Eden, finished top 10 in a statewide singer-songwriter performance competition, played festivals, fairs, and large crowd (2000+) events, but the songwriting is still who I am and what I do. The next six months I'm focusing on music licensing, recording, and engineering, so FAWM's more than welcome.

Current projects include a solo album for late 2018 release, solo EP for late spring 2018 release, band EP for early spring 2018 release, and just finishing up mixing the band's first new single. Despite the tools and skills to go full demo, time historically results in FAWM phone Demo'd acoustic one-takes. Not sure if this will hold true for 2018, but it's likely for at least a few tunes.

I'll be listening and commenting. Best of luck to me fellow fawmers. See you in the forums!


Feel free to be constructive rather than kind. The quality is going to vary, as will the effort I put into the demos.
Collaborations are welcome during FAWM under the agreement they will, by default, NOT be considered joint works. All contributions will be individually owned unless other agreements are made in advance. I am open to true co-writes with shared ownership, but this must be established in advance of a joint effort. If you have any questions feel free to email me at co-writing at stuartbenbowmusic dot com


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  • @billwhite51 1 day

    thank you for your comments on the toymaker, who is the toymake. anyone who has ever tried to alter the nature of a living creature, for better or for worse.

  • @tseaver  2 days

    Thanks for your comment on my song, "Invisible Means of Support." I just put up the demo.

  • @wacha  3 days

    Thank you for the kind words on "Start Again" and "Seeds".

  • @wacha  5 days

    Thank you for the kid words and advice on "Living in Love" I think a bridge might be a good idea to fill out the song s little better.

  • @faststrings 1 week

    Hey Stuartbenbow, thanks for the comment on the song I appreciate it! Your friend Jimmy

  • @skittycat  1 week

    Thanks for the comments on "Never Saw it Coming". My mate is pretty tough stuff πŸ˜‰ x

  • @marvsmooth  1 week

    Thanks for the welcome, Stuart.

    I’ll be checking some songs out soon. πŸ˜€

    Unsure about my own writing just yet!

  • @arthurrossi 1 week

    I would like to thank you so much for the absolutely wonderful song that you created for "Abela and Acantha"! I am so much in love with it... All comes together beautifully here, the instrumentation, the gorgeous, memorable and that atmospheric melody and your performance... I am so happy, thank you very, VERY much!

  • @spinhead  1 week

    Appreciate the comment on "We Are Water." Definite leanings, that one.

  • @apertome  1 week

    Thanks so much for your kind, insightful comments! Looks like you are ahead of the game πŸ˜€ Happy FAWM!

  • @jibbidy34  1 week

    Congratulations Centurion Soldier! You wrote 100 comments for your fellow FAWMers!! You made this place even better. You took your time to listen to other people's songs and you have 100 thank you's from all of them and from me! Here’s your badge. Excellent work and keep busting’ those zongs!!

  • @owl  1 week

    thanks for listening and commenting on "a series of holes"!

  • @metalfoot  1 week

    Really glad you enjoyed "My Friend". Georgie did an amazing job with it!

  • @ajna1960  1 week

    You were interested in when "Stay With Me" had the music added to it πŸ˜€ Well here it is πŸ˜€

  • @arthurrossi 1 week

    Thank you so much for your wonderful comment!

  • @colgoo  1 week

    Thanks for the clarification and feedback on my collaboration with Arthur! You made me smile!

  • @pipewrench67 1 week

    I don't think I said hello.


  • @arthurrossi 1 week

    I would like to thank you very much for your kind and thoughtful comment!

  • @jinx 1 week

    Happy FAWM back atcha, Stuart! (if a little delayed, haha)

  • @treble  2 weeks

    Thanks so much for your kind words on my skirmish song I Never Saw it Coming. This is my first FAWM and I'm a little nervous. Have a great month!

  • @benjo  2 weeks

    hey Stuart great to see you again look forward to listening to your work bud

  • @helene 2 weeks

    Happy FAWMing to you πŸ˜€

  • @vegansongs  2 weeks

    Thank you for the nice comment on my skirmish song Love Coming!

  • @aprilm  2 weeks

    Thanks for your kind comments on Temporary. I want to go back to that one after FAWM and fix up the vocals when I am not so rushed!

  • @khowie  2 weeks

    Happy FAWMing! 😁

  • @bobskyyoung 2 weeks

    Yo... welcome back to you as well. I just saw your note today (though you left it a couple weeks back). The last couple years I've been apprehensive about FAWM because it really wipes me out when the Muse starts screaming at me... I'm expecting that again, but at the moment I'm feeling more numb than inspired. I'm sure that will change...

  • @arthurrossi 2 weeks

    Hey! I would like to thank you so much for your wonderful comments and for being willing to give these lyrics a try... πŸ˜€

  • @writeandwrong  2 weeks

    Thanks for your kind comment on "Body and Ghost." ヽ(γƒ…)γƒŽ

  • @caseewilson  2 weeks

    Heh, not on my phone if you want anything even remotely audible, but I am currently trying to get my laptop updated enough to cope....

  • @erinkelsey3 2 weeks

    Thanks for the welcome message! Happy FAWM!

  • @the3queens  2 weeks

    Let the FAWMing begin!

  • @philmcmill  2 weeks

    Howdy! Have a great FAWM.

  • @madthesinger  2 weeks

    Hello hello! Happy FAWMing to you. I'm glad to be back πŸ˜€

  • @ajna1960  2 weeks

    Hello there again ! Welcome back. Hope we can do a couple of collabs during FAWM ?

  • @errol 2 weeks

    Allloooo, Stuart Benbow! We met in person! πŸ˜€

  • @tiedyehero 2 weeks

    Happy Fawming right back atcha!

  • @travelswithcharlie 3 weeks

    Hey Stuart! Happy writing, can't wait to hear!

  • @oldlostjohn  3 weeks

    Have a good FAWM, Stuart!

  • @scubed  3 weeks

    Hello! Thanks so much for stopping by. Great to see you again!

  • @middlec 3 weeks

    Hey! Thanks for the welcome. You look like you've been busy! I'm not feeling so inspired this year so it's an anything goes kind of ride in 2018. I wish you all the best in songwriting!

  • @arthurrossi 3 weeks

    Thank you very much for your kind welcome! I wish you a wonderful and creative February!

  • @jenfoss 3 weeks

    Excited to get this show on the road!!

  • @hamiltonpoolhall  3 weeks

    Happy FAWMing to you too!

  • @paulhenry  3 weeks

    Back again. Maybe just to listen and comment this year, or do collabs. Be listening to you soon. . . .

  • @chariotbaldwin 3 weeks

    Hey Stuart - welcome back to FAWM, looking forward in seeing your lyrics and tunes fro 2018

  • @wacha  3 weeks

    Hello Stuart, glad to be back! Looking forward to hearing your stuff this year!

  • @deafsteever 3 weeks

    Howdy, Stuart! Thanks for the greeting. πŸ˜€ Great to see you around. We shall see what we come up with this month, eh? My aim is at least two songs - which I think would double my output from last year. hehe



  • @spinhead  3 weeks

    Americana pop. I've been calling it acoustic cowboy rock. Nobody who comes to my gigs seems to care what I call it as long as I sing loud.

  • @marijequerida 3 weeks

    Thanks, happy FAWMing to you!

  • @karlsburg25  4 weeks

    Happy FAWM Mr πŸ˜‰

  • @russiasaturn 4 weeks

    Happy FAWM yourself! πŸ˜€

  • @tan482  4 weeks

    Hi Stuart, looking forward to hearing your stuff! πŸ˜€

  • @fearlessflight2014  4 weeks

    Hello!! Looking forward to your 2018 creations. πŸ˜€

  • @the3queens  4 weeks

    I'm hoping to participate I fractured my right arm on January 2nd, slipping on the ice going to band practice and as of yet have not been able to play piano. I've cancelled gigs but I'm holding out hope and crossing the fingers on my left non-dominant hand.

  • @downburst  4 weeks

    I WILL see you soon. I keep meaning to come out and being a tired old person instead. Sorry I missed last night, hope it went well.

  • @kahlo2013  4 weeks

    FAWM forward my friend! Indulge and enjoy! I look forward to your creativity!

  • @bootlegger 4 weeks

    Happy fawming to you too!

  • @theresaj  4 weeks

    Thank you, Stuart, and same to you. Hope you have a great FAWM!

  • @popmythology  4 weeks

    Hey, Stuart, hope you've been well. Good luck to you too!!

  • @dannyk1 4 weeks

    Thanks for stopping by Stuart. Here's to a great FAWM this year!

  • @driftwood1  4 weeks

    Hey thanks. Happy FAWMing!

  • @clioem 4 weeks

    Welcome back Stuart! Looking forward to the FAWM times!

  • @ericdistad  4 weeks

    Hi Stuart! Good to see you here again!

  • @resonut123 4 weeks

    Hi Stuart!
    Here we go again!!!

  • @jibbidy34  4 weeks

    Hi Stuart! Happy to see you back for 2018!

  • @toms  4 weeks

    Thank you, Stuart! A productive FAWM to you! πŸ˜€

  • @mikegtz  4 weeks

    Hiya Stuart and see you around campus in February.

  • @juoppis  4 weeks

    Cheers! Great to see you back as well!

  • @kovbleu  4 weeks

    Happy FAWMing to you as well! Yay! πŸ˜€

  • @mikeskliar  4 weeks

    happy fawm to you as well!

  • @charliecheney  4 weeks

    Happy FAWM to you as well sir!

  • @brownium 4 weeks

    Hey! Welcome to the real beginning of 2018!

  • @caseewilson  4 weeks

    Hi HI - can't wait to hear you this year!

  • @sw1n3flu  4 weeks

    Happy fawming in 2018!

  • @alamous 4 weeks

    You too man! Have the best FAWM ever πŸ˜€

  • @kathym  5 weeks

    Hello, my friend. I'm so looking forward to whatever you find time to share with us. I should have weak vocals up this fawm now that I'm in a situation where I can do more than post lyrics.

  • @tamsnumber4 5 weeks

    Hi Stuart! Can't wait to hear your creations!

  • @natrin 5 weeks

    Thanks! Welcome back to you as weel!

  • @johnstaples  5 weeks

    Hi Stuart! Happy FAWM 2018!

  • @ductapeguy  5 weeks

    Yay. Here we go. FAWMuary is just round the corner.

  • @andygetch  5 weeks

    Hey Stuart, lets do this!

  • @zecoop  5 weeks

    Happy FAWMing to you!! ... I'm sure you'll kick some musical butt. 😁

  • @tsunamidaily 5 weeks

    thanks for hitting me up! best of luck to you in the coming month.

  • @stevenwesleyguiles  5 weeks

    Hey Stuart!! πŸ˜€

  • @cts  5 weeks

    Stuuuuuuu!! Good to see you in the place, man. Happy FAWMing! It's going to be magical!

  • @tcelliott  5 weeks

    Hello, friend. Glad to see you've returned to the awesome madness.

  • @igg  5 weeks

    And a big welcome to you as well.....!!!

  • @brrrse  5 weeks

    Humble bow to you, Mr. Benbow - There was an "Admiral Benbow Inn" - a motor hotel of sorts on the gulf coast where I grew up - and every time I see your name, I want to call you Admiral. Happy FAWM!

  • @writeandwrong  5 weeks

    Stuart, you know I'm a fan! Best of luck to you during FAWM 2018! Bring it on!

  • @seanbrennan  5 weeks

    Happy FAWM, Stuart! Best of luck.