January 9th, 2023 7pm Stage 2
BENJI and Their Orchestra
“A hyper-vigilant insomniac,” singer, multi-instrumentalist, lyricist, composer, producer, dancer, model, and entrepreneur, BENJI WOLF is the lead vocalist for BENJI & Their Orchestra. BENJI & Their Orchestra is an experimental jazz/psychedelic rhythm & blues group attempting to expose new generations to the original roots of music (such as traditional jazz and classical music).
BENJI is the Founder, CEO, and Recording Artist at HOLLYWOODLAND Music Group, LLC, Founder and Editor in Chief for The HOLLYWOODLAND Magazine, and the Founder and Executive Director for The HOLLYWOODLAND Project.
On March 17, 2023, BENJI released their debut single, “the boy from costa rica,” a modern spinoff of Antônio Carlos Jobim’s “The Girl From Ipanema.
Their debut EP, “hypnagogia,” was released through HOLLYWOODLAND Music Group, LLC, on May 19, 2023. The project features five original tracks that explore the process of being awake to falling asleep. When listening to the EP, you may be able to identify sources of inspiration from musicians such as Laufey, FKA Twigs, Weyes Blood, Lucrecia Dalt, and Fiona Apple.
BENJI’s goal is not to appeal to everyone with their music but to bring authenticity, human connection, and light to those who need it most.
“going up” [single] (ft. Mariaé) was released on October 13, 2023. The sophomore EP, "music for an elevator" will be available everywhere December 13th!!! Pre-Save the EP here: https://m.bnds.us/af3toL
Follow BENJI on Instagram + TikTok @benjiandtheirorchestra
Lila Holler is an alternative songwriter and musician whose work is heavily influenced by a youth spent bouncing around the US. At 14 a family friend gifted her an old guitar and Lila taught herself to play and write songs. She went on to develop her songwriting skills at a performing arts boarding school in Michigan where she was a ‘23 songwriting graduate and fine arts award winner. Her musical influences are too many to name, but The Marias, Ani Difranco, Phoebe Bridges, Clairo and FKA Twigs have really left a dent in her style. Currently based in Liverpool, England and Charlotte, North Carolina, Lila has a huge appreciation for live performance and the connection that she’s able to make with her audience. In other words, she really cares about putting on a great show. In businessland, Lila’s song July was a semi-finalist in the International Songwriting Competition, she’s a 2023 winner of the National YoungArts Competition (Voice: Singer-Songwriter) and her 4 track EP Worth It Soon is hot off the press.
Mariaé LaShelle Broome, known as Mariaé, is a versatile vocalist and musician with a powerful, soulful voice. Her eclectic musical style spans classic soul, jazz, gospel, R&B, and contemporary pop and rock, appealing to a diverse audience. She has affiliations with prestigious organizations like the National Association of Music Educators Honors Ensembles and YoungArts Association. Mariaé graduated from Interlochen Arts Academy, now attending Berklee College of Music.
Mariaé is celebrated for her dynamic stage presence and authentic sound. Beyond her vocal prowess, she also plays the drum set and aspires to master electronic bass. Her deeply personal and introspective lyrics draw from her experiences, creating relatable songs. Mariaé remains humble and dedicated to her craft, continually pushing creative boundaries to connect with her audience on a profound level. With a devoted fan base and a promising future, Mariaé is currently developing new works.