Founded by singer Jordan Lawrence, The Benefactors are grounded in the rhythm section of Donavon Wilbanks and Landon Wilbanks, on drums and bass, respectively. Lead guitar riffs provided by David Gehring. The Benefactors seek to put thoughtful, meaningful lyrics to song, heavily influenced by the progressions of early Coldplay, selected soaring leads of U2, bluesy riffs similar to the Black Keys. These various sounds find themselves weaved into the landscape of the band. The melody line carries the emotion of the words and stories they convey. Frustration, determination, compassion and loss are the thrust of the effort. The Benefactors are based in North Metro Atlanta.