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Friends With Benz

Friends With Benz
Arlington, Texas, USA
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Tristan Bugenis, Matt Hackney


TwoGether making a great sound: Tristan and Matt have been playing in bands together since freshman year of high school in 2000. The band names and some members have changed, but they stuck with one another both as friends and bandmates. They currently play as the founding members of the 4-piece alt-rockers "Beryl Court" around the DFW, Tx area. In 2014, they established "Friends With Benz" as a duo for the lighter stuff that doesn't quite fit into the Beryl Court set lists. This gives them the versatility to play at intimate venues, and helps keep them busy in-between full band shows. They use tight harmonies and catchy melodies playing both originals and covers. Their years of experience together has built their ever-growing song list so that they can play complete shows up to 4 hours featuring sounds from as far back as the 50's up to current popular tunes.
Both Tristan and Matt have been writing songs since their inception as a band. The focus is on the lyrics with a twist of riffs to keep ears happy so the listener can transform into the singer humming along. They like to tell stories and share feelings where most people can nod and say, "Yeah, I've been there. I know what that's like." They feel the greatest honor when people want to sing the song. They are also proud of how many different tunes have earned the blessing of "that's my favorite song" from their listeners.
Friends With Benz, though primarily a duo, also welcomes guest players from time to time to accentuate a tune or accommodate a venue. This band is about the music, but also adopts the mission of bringing a good time and entertainment for whoever wants to join the party.