In 2017, Benton was a founding member of the jam/rock band Ice Station Zebra. For the following five years, Benton played piano, electric piano, organ, clav, and synth as well as lead and backing vocals. Benton also acted as one of the band's lead songwriters and even produced the band's eponymous EP in 2021 and 2022. In his time with Ice Station Zebra, Benton performed over 100 shows throughout the southeast and opened for acts such as Steel Pulse and Trigger Hippy. Benton contributed to one studio album, one live album, and two EP's in his tenure with Ice Station Zebra.
In 2020 and 2021, Benton was a member of Manic Vision, a jam/rock band from Birmingham, AL. Benton played keyboards (piano, electric piano, organ, clav, synth) for the band as well as provided lead and backing vocals. In his time with Manic Vision, Benton contributed to one studio album (No Change) and two live video releases.