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The six-piece band are Mat Baynton, Grace Cheung, Tom Corbett, Ben Gates, Rob Smoughton and Matt Turner who hail from Southend, Brighton, Bexleyheath and Hong Kong but now call London home. Most of Special Benny studied music, apart from Mat, who went to clown school. Although five members can distinguish between a Neapolitan 6th, and a French 6th, none can fall over quite so hilariously as Mr Baynton.

The tracks on “Toys” draw from a variety of musical influences. Although… read more

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  • I had no idea this was the Horrible History guy
  • I saw these guys at Shepherds Bush Empire last November. They were bottom of the bill at the Throwing Muses gig but I thought they were amazing and really got the crowd going. They easily blew the main support act, Spectrals, off the stage that night.
  • This. is. great.
  • Only recently found their music (admittedly through the Horrible Histories connection & our kids) and absolutely love it. I hope they get the recognition they deserve soon!
  • You're wonderful, and more people should listen to the wonderful music you provide x
  • bennywennyboos wrote: June 2007 Criminally underlistened :( So true!
  • And here's another one...http://www.flyglobalmusic.com/fly/archives/europe_reviews/special_benny_toys.html
  • Criminally underlistened :(

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