Benny SingsProducer / Songwriter
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.