Bencoolen
Maximalist Rock (Soul, Funk, Blues, Jam)
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Bencoolen has touring experience from Connecticut through South Carolina and was ranked as DC's best college band of 2015 by staff from 9:30 Club, Sweetlife Festival, and the Ellington School of Music. From there the band played with Cold War Kids and earned a feature in USA Today. In 2016, Bencoolen has rocked fraternity get downs from Clemson to Bucknell and rocked small festivals. In 2017 Bencoolen has stepped into the big leagues with a slot at Firefly Music Festival. The band’s sound, built on soaring vocals, huge guitar tones, and fleet fingered alto sax lines can touch a wide range of audiences. Beyond the accolades, Bencoolen is a go to party band for mid-Atlantic college campuses. The band can seamlessly weave original music through their own takes on pop songs from Smashmouth to Drake and from Alabama Shakes to Dave Matthews Band, plus many more. Additional info about our Greek show here: http://www.bencoolenmusic.com/greek-life/ Average rate is based on a 2 hour set For an additional fee the band can provide their PA system
Genre: Maximalist Rock (Soul, Funk, Blues, Jam)
Category: Rock
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Location: Washington, DC
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Chi Phi Bencoolen Thu, Mar 29
Reviews (17)

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Pi Kappa Phi
These guys know how to take a party up a notch - whether it's originals, Drops of Jupiter for the romantics, or the occasional The Strokes meets Drake, they know how to have a good time. One of the best performances our fraternity has seen in a long time, looking forward to having these guys back again soon!
Sat, Feb 27 - University of Virginia
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Bucknell SigEp
We had an awesome time hosting Bencoolen this Saturday. Their stage presence and music brought amazing energy to the party. Everyone was up by the stage and dancing the moment they started playing. Great mix of original music and covers. Hopefully we can have them back soon.
Sat, Apr 2 - Bucknell University
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Beta Theta Pi
Bencoolen killed it. Mixing it up with classic covers as well as some of their originals kept the crowd involved and loving it. They had tons of energy and I would definitely have them back again.
Sat, Apr 9 - Clemson University
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Kappa Alpha Order
Great energy throughout the entire performance. The crowd was loving it from start to finish. Would recommend to anyone and look forward to working with them again in the future.
Sat, Apr 23 - James Madison University
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Pi Kappa Phi
Would definitely recommend Bencoolen to anyone who is thinking about having a band party. Absolutely killed it at our formal, but will definitely try to have them back again on campus. Both the brothers and their dates loved them, and were dancing all night long. A highlight of the night was definitely just getting to hang out with them when they weren't playing. Would definitely recommend to anyone thinking about hiring a band, no matter what the theme is.
Sat, May 7 - Washington and Lee University
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Kappa Alpha Order
awesome show
Sat, May 7 - James Madison University
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Kappa Sigma Davidson
Awesome band! They played a night show for us on our porch had everyone asking for an encore. Super easy to work with everyone loved them. Highly recommended- these guys are talented.
Sat, Sep 10 - Davidson College
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Kappa sigma Clemson
Had these guys for a tailgate in our front yard and they killed it. Plenty of songs to get everyone excited and kept everyone entertained the whole show. Second time hosting these guys and definitely not the last time.
Sat, Sep 10 - Clemson University
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Sigma Chi Fraternity
Bencooleen crushed it. Played for 2 hours and wanted to play more after the venue shut down. Played hits, jams, and original music and got the crowd fired up. Dealt with some wild crowdmembers who got on stage with grace. They are talented and put on a great show. Thanks
Sat, Nov 5 - University of Virginia
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Sigma Chi - Sigma Sgima
A good group of guys who are laid-back and easy to deal with. They play all of the right songs and are a steal for what you pay. We plan to have them again in the future.
Fri, Feb 24 - Hampden-Sydney College
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Kappa Delta Rho
Bencoolen put on a terrific show for our day drink! There music was perfect for our guest. Great guys as well. Can't wait to have them back.
Sat, Apr 1 - James Madison University
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Kappa Alpha Order
Bencoolen put on an incredible show at our party. Great musicians who played a perfect combination of their originals weaved together with a diverse mix of really well done covers, and the whole crowd was completely into it from beginning to end. Would highly recommend for any sized event.
Fri, Sep 15 - Hampden-Sydney College
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Tri Delta
Sat, Apr 23 - James Madison University
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Sigma Kappa
Fri, Mar 31 - James Madison University
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Kappa Delta Rho
Bencoolen was awesome for us once again. They performed for our day drink and absolutely killed it. Teddy is a total professional, and a pleasure to work with.
Sat, Mar 24 - James Madison University
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Beta Theta Pi
Fri, Oct 20 - University of Virginia
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Kappa Delta Rho
Great guys with great sound, always happy to have them!
Sat, Oct 20 - James Madison University