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The White Ravens

Saline, MI [Pop-Rock, Pop, Alt. Rock]

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4.95 Rating | 20 Votes | 4799 Views |
Amy and Will Bennett
  1. Sparks
  2. Tick Tock
The White Ravens were born on a cold Christmas day in 2003 when bassist and vocalist Amy Bennett asked her keyboard playing brother, Will, if he wanted to start a rock band.

They combine strange but melodic keyboard compositions with biting lyrics and distinctive vocals. Many of the Bennett's inspirations and musical influences start with the letter"B": Beatles, Bob Dylan, Bach, and Bertold Brecht. Non-B influences include: Monty Python, Gilbert and Sullivan, They Might Be Giants, honky tonk, gypsy, and all kinds of alternative music.

The band plays live with oustanding musicians Vince Russo on drums and Andrew Brown on guitar. Fans of the Dresden Dolls, They Might Be Giants, The White Stripes, and The Killers also like The White Ravens.

The White Ravens were awarded Best International/USA/Out of Province Band for the 2010 Toronto Independent Music Awards.

Their newest CD, Gargoyles and Weather Vanes, was released July 2010 at the Borders Bookstore flagship store in Ann Arbor, Michigan. It has been picked up for distribution in record stores. and their songs are available through outlets that include: itunes, CDBaby, and the Borders Bookstore chain.

In September they toured the east coast, including performing at venues in Philadelphia, NYC, and Boston. In May, they played live across Canada on Toronto's Breakfast Television and were invited to play at the prestigious Pop Montreal International Music Festival.

They receive airplay on jango internet radio and have built up a substantial fan base in the U.S., Canada, and around the world. In 2009 a song collaboration with UK artist, Andy Johnson, received airplay on the BBC radio across the UK. They also receive airplay on the local, alternative Ann Arbor radio station, WCBN.
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spiner says:
{ 08-19-2016 20:23 }
wonderfully, bouncy, quirky pop that pops...sweet with a twist of lemon !!!
Delayed Sleep Phase Syndrome
{ 07-30-2011 08:18 }
The best I´ve heard so far here at SYM! 5*.I would love to play in a band like this
Leap Into Space
{ 07-24-2011 16:37 }
Hey guys, this sounds just fantastic! A couple of great songs. But I´m a little bit surprised that you didn´t mention Ben Folds as an influence. Interested in hearing more from you. 5+
TSClark says:
{ 02-02-2011 06:10 }
Good work. Like your stuff. Something different. Called creative. Kudos.
Stephen Michael Minnick (Vietnam War Hero)
Welcome and Excellent Songs/Singing/Band. You are having fun I can tell! Have a wonderful year! V-5
{ 12-30-2010 07:01 }
Great original music/ ALl 5's from me.
Sean Achilleos / Singer Songwriter
{ 12-27-2010 00:53 }
Love your work!!!
Bryon Swartout
{ 12-13-2010 12:02 }
Nice to hear some keyboard chops for a change in this sea of guitars! Great, great lyrics and songs! Like to the groove of this sound as well. Had to give you guys a 5! Put up more tunes when you can.
Casey Moo and Toltec Regime
{ 11-30-2010 10:24 }
WOW!!!!!! You guys are fantastic! Great work. seriously. Major 5!
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{ 11-24-2010 12:16 }
sounds really good i like that alternative stuff its great 5555s
Billy KellyWWK
{ 11-23-2010 05:33 }
great sound, quirky and ace great vox its a 5
George Gallacher
{ 11-20-2010 09:52 }
Nice sounds.
{ 11-13-2010 05:38 }
Great sounds, love the unique quality, good luck.
{ 11-04-2010 11:00 }
Really great songs and awesome vocals! = 5
z says:
{ 11-03-2010 20:07 }
Entertaining and vibrant songs. I like the key change in Sparks. Regards, David
{ 10-31-2010 08:18 }
A big 55555 to your great showcase from Rob, Belgium
{ 10-31-2010 07:49 }
Nice music
Liesa Clark
{ 10-30-2010 18:00 }
Catchy, vibrant & a pleasure to listen too. 5 :)
Ron Ouellette
{ 10-30-2010 12:32 }
i like it.
Cathie Fredrickson
{ 10-30-2010 10:31 }
You sound so fun, energetic and entertaining and bet you have a wonderful live performance to share. Great listening to you!!!!!!
The White Ravens
{ 10-29-2010 18:04 }
Thanks, Bruce! Will and Amy
Bruce Riley
{ 10-29-2010 15:34 }
Not bad guys. 555's Holla back.