The local rock trio known as Roy Bennett has just released a new video for its song "Alone," and, hey, they actually got a semi-famous actress to star in it!
Lead singer Ben Templeton met Farah White, who, among her credits, was one of the beauty pageant contestants in Miss Congeniality, while he was recording one of her voice-over spots for Neiman Marcus.
"We've been doing radio commercials for a year or so and we just clicked," says Templeton. "At the time, I didn't realize she was working on much bigger projects, which is mainly acting in films."
Seems White recently premiered her film, ExTerminators, which also stars Heather Graham, at SXSW. Another film she's in comes out next month: Band Slam, which also features Vanessa Hudgens, Lisa Kudrow, and David Bowie.
So, yeah, it's a pretty good catch for a local trio that rarely ventures out of the studio. Since releasing its 2006 debut effort, Onomatopoeia, the guys in Roy Bennett have continued their sheltered existence inside Templeton's home studio. But the singer/guitarist says that's all about to change: "We have a new CD coming out late this summer. With the addition of Micheal Floreale from When in Rome, along with the regulars Collyer Spreen and D. Hayes Smith, we've hit on an awesome creative stride. Hayes and I will be playing a few live things, just to work out some new material and keep the rust off of me."
One of those live dates will come on Saturday, April 25 at White Rock Coffee. The band's catchy rock/pop is worth checking out. So is White, if you catch my drift.