Female fronted and from Chicago, Illinois, Ignescent is a rock band founded by Jennifer Benson. Since 2008, the band has been primarily touring throughout the Midwest and Nashville area. Ignescent is comprised of Jennifer Benson on lead vocals, Johnny Acevedo on lead guitar, Jose Jimenez on rhythm guitar, Ian Sebastian on bass guitar, and Ben Silverman on drums.
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. Ignescent's 2nd CD was produced by Eric LaBrosse of Cherry Pit Studios. Their brand new song, "You Got Me", has been played on many radio stations including 95 WIIL Rock. 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, 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 recently co-wrote a new song with Sameer Bhattacharya of Flyleaf. Ignescent's new 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 combines their musical backgrounds to form a harmony that is both addictively musical and inspiring. Ignescent is more than just a rock band, they are real people with a combination of great stories. These stories, combined with moving guitars riffs and a driving beat create a sound people enjoy and relate to. Their influences include Flyleaf, Evanescence, and Paramore.
Ignescent’s music is a great mixture of rock and pop with a great message. You can tell that their music has a rock/alternative edge that sounds right at home with most Top 40 formats.
Ignescent is excited to share their music. They have been working hard creating and perfecting their sound. Relatable lyrics with a rock and roll vibe, Ignescent is sure to entertain and inspire. “We’re authentic people that just want to encourage others with our message. We’re also a rock band and put on a great show! The music is addicting, it’s catchy with a real message.”
Ignescent fuses their passion for life and music by serving as ambassadors for Holt International.