Author: Benji Martin

Musician, songwriter, blogger, photographer, and music commentator

DON’T STOP Singing!

Good evening, fans, friends, likers, folowers, and fellow vocalists! I just thought I’d share with you this video that I have just come across. It features an awesome singer and voice teacher named Ken Tamplin, who shares his experiences as a long-time and tells us to keep singing, even when times get tough. Check it out, and be sure to leave Ken a comment about your experiences. God bless you!


4th September 2017 #BenjiMartinNC #NCMusic #wsncmusic #gsoncmusic #hpncmusic

Hello, everyone! I want to wish you all a very Happy Labor Day. I have been off of the open mic stage these past few months is because of a hectic work schedule and some personal issues that have left very little time even for practise. So if the Good Lord is willing, I intend to be back out performing next month and begin recording some new music sometime in 2018. I love you all very much, and I really appreciate the support that you have shown for my music. You guys rock! God bless. See you in October, Piedmont Triad!

25th August 2017 #BenjiMartinNC

Hello, everyone! How are you doing? I’m just letting you all know that I’m doing well and finding the time to practice my music as much around my work schedule as possible. I do plan to do some recording sometime in 2018, and I may resume my open mic performances either next week or the week after. Keep checking back here for updates! Thanks!

For The Record

Good evening, everyone! I hope that you are doing well. The purpose of this blog post is so that I can debunk a rumour that has been going around for years.  I remain aware that some questions and speculation about my sexual orientation have been raised for years. Some of my friends have told me many times that they were being asked if I was homosexual, and I have been asked that question also. My response to this speculation about my alleged homosexual is completely false. The truth is that I am actually a bisexual male who is more attracted to women than I am towards men. While I do not wish to go into details about how or when I knew i was bi, I wish to further assert that I would still want to settle down with a beautiful lady someday as I have dreamed since childhood.

I hope that this post answers any questions that you may have about this matter and that this ends any and all false speculation. Thank you very much for reading.

If You Need Someone To Talk To… #RIPChester

What’s up, everyone? I am sure that you were as shocked as I was to learn of the recent passing of Chester Bennington, who was the lead singer of Linkin Park, and the way in which this sad event happened. Suicide is never the answer to your problems. It has already claimed the lives of a number of other legendary musicians (besides Chester) and music moguls, including Beatles manager Brian Epstein, Nirvana axeman Kurt Cobain, INXS frontman Michael Hutchence, and Chris Cornell of Soundgarden and Audioslave. These artists were consumed by their personal demons, but you do not have to let it happen to you because there is help out there. Here are a couple of resources:

Suicide Prevention Hotline — 1-800-273-TALK (1-800-273-8255)

Crisis Text Line — Text HELLO to 741741, or message at

Chester’s family and the surviving members of Linkin Park are in my thoughts, and they have my condolences. Thank you, Chester, for lending your wailing tenor voice to some of the best music recorded these past almost two decades.

Love, peace, and rock ‘n roll,

Benji Martin