Friends With Benz performs regularly including standing shows at several local establishments in the Dallas/Fort Worth area.
Band founders, Tristan Bugenis and Matt Hackney have been playing music together since their freshman year of high school which evolved into the alt-rock band, Beryl Court. They decided to start Friends With Benz as a duo in order to play more pop type songs and the lighter originals that didn't fit into the BC sets. FWB took on its own life and the decision was made to move BC into the business side and let FWB take over the creative/performance arena. Alexander Buxton and Nick Caldwell round out the full band, and FWB also uses guest players as the needs demand.
The band has a unique distinction in that they offer solo, duo, trio or 4-piece performance options as indicated. Some might call it the dancing monkey response, but they prefer to consider it ...um...well, it kinda is the dancing monkey...they want to please and will do what the customer/fans desire. Friends With Benz can play all those restaurants and bars that aren't looking for full band entertainment as well as put on the big show that rocks out the house.
Original tunes fall into the indie/alt/pop rock genre - and the band's favorites. They cover a wide range of popular songs crossing decades and many genres of music. The band offers a full night (4 hours plus) of entertainment. They accept shows at a variety of venues, restaurants, private parties and will travel upon request.