Band page created in 2005.
Winnebago Deal started life as a four piece band in 1999 at Bartholomew School, in Eynsham (Oxford), though two of the original members left shortly after. Winnebago currently consists of two Bens, Ben Perrier (vocals, guitar) and Ben Thomas (drums).
The two Bens generated strong support from local youth center gigs and many appearances at Oxford's Zodiac club, eventually supporting Fugazi at London's Forum, this lead to their first record, the Plata O Plomo EP in 2003. They were nominated for the Kerrang Award's 'Best British Newcomer' that year. Soon after, the band signed a recording contract with Double Dragon Music, and produced their debut album Dead Gone with Jack Endino, released in September 2004. Plata O Plomo was reissued in Australia, with an expanded track listing.
Currently 'the Ben's' are also playing as Mondo Generator with Nick Oliveri, former Queens Of The Stone Age bassist/vocalist. As well as playing Mondo Generator gigs, they still tour as Winnebago Deal and even support Mondo Generator. They have recently finished recording their latest album Flight Of The Raven produced by Jack Endino (producer of the first Nirvana album Bleach), featuring many other artists including band partner Nick Olivieri. The album is due for release in July 2006.