BIOGRAPHY

Josh Benash

Josh Benash is a composer, musician, arranger, and engineer from New York. After graduating from SUNY Purchase College in 2004 with a degree in studio composition, Josh Benash started the orchestral art rock band Kiss Kiss. Within a few years of forming and touring continuously in the North East, the band was signed to Eyeball Records/Warner ADA.

The band released an EP and two LPs, each recorded by D. James Goodwin (Devo, Kaki King, The Bravery) at the Clubhouse Studio in Rhinebeck, NY.

Josh Benash

After touring for eight consecutive years around the United States and Canada with acts like Murder By Death, The Dear Hunter, Thursday, The Pogues, 3, Ra Ra Riot, and Paper Chase, Kiss Kiss took to hiatus in 2010.

Since then Josh has stayed active scoring music for film, composing for modern dance, arranging orchestral additions for other bands, and forming his new band Vuvuzela, a guitar-less quartet featuring harp, upright bass, piano, and drums.

Josh has also spent time studying analog synthesizer repair and has attended NYU's film scoring workshop.

Film Credits

The Hard Candy Kid – additional composer, performer, engineer (2017)
- Directed by Matt Beals

Puppets – composer, performer, engineer (2017)
- Directed by Dylan Bank

Return to Southhaven – composer, performer, engineer (2017)
- Directed by Jimmy Kelly

3 Dead Trick or Treaters – additional composer, performer, engineer (2016)
- Directed by Torin Langen

The Plumbers assistant – additional sound design (2016)
- Directed by Marc Leland

Renaissance Man – composer, performer, engineer (2016)
- Directed by Dylan Bank

She Wolf Rising – composer, performer, engineer (2016)
- Directed by Marc Leland

Normal – additional composer, performer, engineer (2015)
- Directed by Mike Turney

Superior #Motion – composer, performer, engineer (2014)
- Directed by Erik Spink and Amitabh Joshi

Bleeding Hearts – composer, performer, engineer (2013)
- Directed by Dylan Bank, Written by Ken Del Vecchio and Rachael Robbins

Cinch Marks – composer, performer, engineer (2011)
- Directed by Erik Spink

Sailor Moon the Movie – engineer (2011)
- Directed by Elana Mugdan

The Powderkids – additional composer, performer, engineer (2011 Machina Cinema)
- Directed by Buddy Calvo

Vaccine Nation – additional composer, performer, engineer (2008 Gary Null and Associates)
- Directed by Gary Null

Egg – assistant engineer (2005 Court 13)
- Direct by Behn Zeitlan

Interior Bathroom – composer, performer (2003)
- Directed by Kelly Chandra Ralabate

Commercials

Equinox - Headstrong Campaign(2016)

Equinox - Dancing/Metcon Ad(2016)

Equinox - Boxing/Pilates Ad(2016)

Equinox - Jumprope Ad(2016)

Video Games

Lucky Foot (App Video Game) – composer, performer, SFX maker, sound designer, and engineer (2015)

Fantasy Night Football: Touchdown (App Video Game) – composer, performer, SFX maker, sound designer, and engineer (2015)

Pig Fish (App Video Game) – composer, performer, SFX maker, sound designer, and engineer (2013)
- Created by Mike A.

TV Placements

Teen Mom – Season 3/ Ep. 8 (MTV Studios 2011): song used "Janet"

Teen Mom – Season 3/Ep. 10 (MTV Studios 2011): song used "Stay The Day"

Fearless Music – (Fox 2008 ): song used "Machines"

The Freshman (MTVU 2008): song used "Machines"

Discography as Composer and Performer

Kiss Kiss – Kiss Kiss EP (Eyeball Records/Sony Red 2005)

Kiss Kiss – Reality Vs. The Optimist (Eyeball Records/Warner ADA 2007)

Kiss Kiss – The Meek Shall Inherit What's Left (Eyeball Records/Warner ADA 2009)

Vuvuzela – The Hollow Choir (Motor Oat Records 2012)

Josh Benash – The Body Light EP (Motor Oat Records 2016)

Josh Benash – Stasis (Motor Oat Records 2014)

Josh Benash – The Dismal; The Beautiful (Motor Oat Records 2012)

Silver Suns – Exploring The World Around Us (Self Released 2003)

Fetal Orchestra – EP (Self Released 2002)

Eye Door – EP (OOBS Records 2001)

Discography as Arranger

The Gay Blades – Savages (Triple Crown Records 2010)

Sleep Station – The Pride of Chester James (Eyeball Records 2010)

Discographer as Performer

New London Fire – The Dirt The Blood The Faith (Paper Tiger AV 2011)

Orchestral Compositions

"To Return" (2017)

"To Be The Arms Of A Pig"" (2017)

"Suddenly I Smell Salt" (2016)

"Io (Movements I, II, and III)" (2013)

"Waltz For Titan" (2013)

"Water Flows (Europa)" (2013)

"Golden Delicious" choreographed by Amber Sloan (2011)