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ベニー・シングス / Benny Sings

ファースト・アルバム『Champagne People』を2003年にリリース。評論家の間でかなり話題となり(因みに彼は当時ヒップホップのビーツを作っていて、歌うことを始めたばかりだった)、好状況から様々なフェスティヴァルからオファーが殺到。そしてオランダのエッセント・アワードの新人賞を翌年受賞。 その後、ピュア・ポップを作りたかったという彼は、バート・バ カラックらの音楽を研究し、2005年にセカンド・アルバム『I Love You Benny Sings Live at the Bimhuis』を発表。本アルバムはジャザノヴァが運営するレーベル、ソナー・コレクティヴより全世界発売され、国境を越えて様々なフェスティヴァルにて演奏することとなる。同時期にジャイルス・ピーターソンは、彼のラジオ番組にベニーを招いている。その後2006年にはレッドノーズ・ディストリクトというコラボ・ ユニットで『Euh』を発表。ジャイルス・ピーターソンは同名義の楽曲「Miss Moral」をBrownswood(ジャイルスのレーベル)のコンピレーションに収録している。 そして自身のスタジオを構え、ウーター・ヘメルや他のアーティストのプロデュースを手掛けるかたわら、ソロ名義としては3作目のアルバム『Benny…at Home』を2007年に発表。2011年には現時点での新作「ART」をリリース、2012年自身初となるベスト・アルバムをリリースした。2015年約4年振りとなる新作スタジオ・アルバム『Studioを発表した。日本盤ボーナス・トラックにはカクバリズム所属のceroとのコラボレイション曲を収録し話題となる。

 

Benny Sings has enjoyed over ten years as a singer and producer and he has a string of hits to his name. His debut album Champagne People (2003) made an immediate impact. The press loved it and recognised Sings’s work accordingly. He appeared at major festivals and won numerous prizes, including the 2004 Essent Award. In that same year he performed at Noorderslag and his debut album was released on vinyl by Kindred Spirits/Rush Hour. His second album I Love You (2005) gained worldwide acclaim. BBC DJ Gilles Peterson became a fan; the single Little Donna was a radio hit on France’s Radio Nova, from which a mini-European tour resulted. Sings’s third album Benny.. At Home (2007) was another hit abroad. Good reviews appeared in Japan and the US, including a major article on the world’s leading hip-hop site Okayplayer.com Following his success in Asia, ART (2011) brought definitive recognition for Sings in America, leading to a worldwide release on Fat Beats. In 2012, Benny Sings collected the hits from his previous albums in a Best Of Benny Sings album and performed as support act for Mayer Hawthorne on his European tour. This did not go unnoticed and the tour was followed by a show at London’s Traction Festival (curated by Gilles Peterson), shows in Lithuania, Dutch festivals and a French tour. All this exposure also led to a phenomenal amount of international airplay, including BBC Radio 1 (Gilles Peterson), BBC Radio 2 (Jamie Cullum), KCWR Los Angeles (Anthony Valadez) and Studio Brussel (Lefto). As a producer, Benny Sings has worked with artists in the Netherlands and abroad (Mayer Hawthorne, DatA, Yuko Ando, Faberyayo, Janne Schra, BEA1991, Giovanca, Roos Jonker, Wouter Hamel) as well as creating music for film and television. His Don’t Sing video with French electro- artist DatA featuring Benny Sings gained 3.5 million views in a single week. Huffington Post called Sings ”the best artist you never heard of” in an ode to his entire oeuvre. STUDIO Released worldwide jointly with Jakarta Records, STUDIO (2015) has been acclaimed by the Dutch press and abroad (**** Volkskrant ”Highlight of his oeuvre”; **** Allmusic.com ”Best album of his career to date”). Sings included more musicians on these recordings than on his previous albums: Mayer Hawthorne sings in Shoebox Money, Rick Rubin’s protégée GoldLink raps in You and Me and Stone Throw’s golden boys The Stepkids did the mixing. STUDIO is rightly heralded as an album with international allure. Besides a Japanese tour, Benny Sings has also promoted STUDIO in the United States. There he visited the famous NPR Music public radio station, where he was the first Dutch artist to play in a Tiny Desk Concert. Previous stars to appear include Adele, John Legend and Alt-J. Sings’s latest single My Favourite Game features on Dutch radio stations Radio 1, 2 and 3FM.

 

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