Welcome to the official Chad Benekos website! 

Secret Album from 2002. 

A few years ago I found an old CD that had around 20 songs I was working on for an album back in 2002.  I thought about releasing it but decided against it because it's so raw and innocent sounding…Read more


Here's the video I made for the song Changes. For this one, I captured all of the footage entirely on my phone while traveling through Greece. I recorded the acoustic guitars typically with a close mic. The electric guitar was…

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Running Up A Hill 

I'm leaving for Greece in a few days and I'm afraid I'll forget this new song I'm working on… so I just recorded it in like 10 minutes. Check it out if want…. maybe I'll redo it when I get…Read more

The Duress albums

Both albums by Duress have been re-released and are available on all streaming platforms.  I will continue to ship out physical copies until they are all gone.  There is only a few copies of The Time Is Now left.  Please…

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Live Performance! 

Just booked my next live show!  Saturday, August 30th at Gallaghers in downtown Huntington Beach. Make plans to come hang out!


Alright! So there's 9 songs added to the music page!  Trust me there is much more to come. I've made it so you can set your own price or even download them for free. So what are ya waiting for…Read more


Here it is guys... my first blog!  Let's see.... I'm trying to get this website all hooked up with lots of cool stuff for ya. Expect a lot of music!

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Previous events

A Musical Memorial

Schooner at Sunset, 26821 Pacific Coast Highway, Sunset Beach, Ca. 90742

As many of you know, we've lost a few very close friends and family members recently. Gerald Chaviaras a few weeks ago, Ronnie Hawkins last month, and it's coming upon the year anniversary of Duke Collins. We've been trying to put something like this together for a while now and it's finally coming together. Please save the date and share with anyone who'd like to attend. We're also working on a video so if you'd like to contribute any photos you may private message me or Andy Garza. Thank you to the guys from Schooner at Sunset for giving us the venue! Live musical performances by ALLENSWORTH (Jamie Allensworth, Anthony Gonzales) THE PHARMACY KEYS (Chad Benekos, Cody Requejo) and SIR MADAM (Kishori Holiday, Andy Garza).