Female fronted Chicago rockers, Ignescent, is a rock band founded by Jennifer Benson. Since 2018, the band has been primarily touring throughout the Midwest and Nashville area. Ignescent's current single, "Remnant", hit #46 on Billboard Rock Charts and #6 on Christian Rock Charts. Ignescent’s first CD, Electrified, was produced by 4 time Dove Award winning & Grammy Nominated producer Travis Wyrick (10 Years, P.O.D.) and recorded at Lakeside Studios in Knoxville, Tennessee. The first song on the CD, “Calling Out to You”, was co-written with former lead guitarist of Skillet, Ben Kasica, and hit the top 30 on the Christian Billboard Rock Charts. Their song, "You Got Me", has been played on many radio stations including 95 WIIL Rock and their song "Exodus" was co-written with Jeremy Valentyne of New Years Day. Ignescent has had the honor of opening for Stryper, Flyleaf, Eve 6, Megadeth, Saliva, Lacey Sturm, Otep, Fight The Fury - featuring John Cooper of Skillet, Buckcherry, Dan Sperry of America's Got Talent, Meytal Cohen, Another Lost Year, Art of Dying, Letters From The Fire, Like a Storm and has played at fests with Switchfoot, Colton Dixon, Memphis May Fire, The Devil Wears Prada, Veridia, Building 429, Chris Tomlin, and TobyMac. Ignescent has also played on Vans Warped Tour, at world famous - Rock Fest - in Cadott, Wisconsin with Korn, Avenged Sevenfold, Stone Sour, Rob Zombie, Shinedown, Anthrax, Lita Ford, Slayer, and Sevendust, at Summerfest, and co-wrote a song with Sameer Bhattacharya of Flyleaf. Sameer played with Ignescent at their CD Release show in March 2022. Ignescent's song "Into The Night" was produced by Cameron Mizell (Memphis May Fire, Sleeping With Sirens) and has been played on many radio stations all over the world.
Ignescent is more than just a rock band, they are real people with real stories. These relatable stories are the inspiration and backbone of the songs with moving guitars riffs and a driving beat. Ignescent draws from their struggle and experiences with anxiety and depression to put a message of hope in their lyrics to encourage others that they are not alone. Their influences include Flyleaf, Evanescence, Jinjer, and Skillet.
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