In 1986 Barry Bennedetta was the featured Lead Guitarist onCinderella's Triple Platinum Debut Album "Night Songs," that sold well over three and a half million copies worldwide earning him both Gold and Multi-Platinum Record Sales Awards for contributing to the band's success.
Barry is currently working on a NEW album "SHADOWS" withShimmer Johnson The album is being produced in Canada by Corey Johnson and co produced by Shimmer Johnson.
Barry Bennedetta is a Christian Prophetic Music Composer and a Gold & Multi Platinum Award Winning Lead Guitarist
Multi-Platinum Professional Lead Guitarist hailing from Philadelphia Pennsylvania. He started playing guitar at the age of 9 and studied with many different guitar teachers as well as observing other guitar players playing live.
His primary influences are Jimi Hendrix, Ritchie Blackmore (Deep Purple & Rainbow), Michael Schenker (UFO & MSG), Edward Van Halen & Yngeie Malmsteen.
His first professional club/cover band was called '”Lover” withJon Corabi (Motley Crueon backup vocals & rhythm guitar. Second professional club/cover band was called “Diamonds” withTom Keifer(Cinderella) on backup vocals and rhythm guitar, His third professional club/cover band was called "Precious Metal," withTony Harnell(TNT) on lead vocals, His forth professional club/cover band was called "Fragile'" with Ron E. Kayfield (Waysted) and Jon Corabi (Motley Crue) and Jerry Best(Lion) withDoug Aldridge(DioandWhitesnake). His fifth professional club/cover band was called "Prophesy," with Ron E. Kayfield. His sixth professional club/cover band was called "Blind Driver' with Johnny Dee (Britney Fox, Waysted&Doro Pesch)and Billy Childs(Britney Fox).
By the age of 24 he finally joined the British Metal Band"Waysted"withPete Way(UFO)and toured as the opening act on the infamousOzzy Osbourne, Motley Crueand Waysted 1984 World Tour, ranked "The 4th Greatest Metal Moment of All Times," by VH-1.
In 1986 he was the featured lead guitarist on "Cinderella's" triple platinum debut album"Night Songs,"which sold well over 3,500,000 copies worldwide, earning him both gold and multi-platinum record sales awards for his contribution to the bands success.