_D_utch artist Benny Sings will tour the US with his most recent album “City Pop” (released with Stones Throw Records) in the fall of 2019.
9/7/19 – Union Stage – Washington, DC
9/8/19 – Bowery Ballroom – New York, NY
9/10/19 – Sleeping Village – Chicago IL
9/12/19 – Teragram Ballroom – Los Angeles, CA
9/13/19 – Rickshaw Shop – San Francisco, CA
For tickets, see bennysings.com
About City Pop
On City Pop, Benny delivers real-life observations and insights on love, holding together soft rock-inspired songwriting and jazz instrumentation with his leading piano and distinctive vocal. The album was inspired by and written in cities all over the world, including New York, LA, Tokyo, Paris and Benny’s hometown of Amsterdam.
City Pop is his most personal record yet, both in terms of his musical taste, with a strong influence of jazz and soul, and the moods he expresses. Lyrically, he reaches deep into both his experiences and his imagination. He celebrates naïveté and probes gloominess, opens up his heart and dissects his inner struggles. He even addresses his daughter, then just one year old, on the moving “My World”.
Throughout, Benny grapples with real-life love in all its forms: good and bad; romantic and realistic; epic and small-scale; familiar and brand new. The result is a collection of love songs as intimate as they are universal. He says, “It came together much more naturally than previous records. I finally feel free and confident in my writing, and this album feels like the start of something new.”
About Benny Sings
Benny Sings is a Dutch artist who’s been performing, producing and releasing records for over a decade. His debut album “Champagne People” (2003) made an immediate impact, garnering positive press and earning Sings the 2004 Essent Award. Sophomore effort “I Love You” (2005) unleashed worldwide acclaim for Sings, as BBC DJ Gilles Peterson became a fan, while single “Little Donna” was a hit on France’s Radio Nova. His third album, “At Home” (2007) spread his appeal further, getting positive reviews in the US and Japan.
Sings’ follow-up album “ART” increased Benny’s recognition in America, which was bolstered a year later by a subsequent greatest hits compilation, 2012’s “Best of Benny Sings,” which led to an opening slot on Mayer Hawthorne’s European tour and a phenomenal amount of international radio airplay, including BBC Radio 1 (Gilles Peterson), BBC Radio 2 (Jamie Cullum), KCRW Los Angeles (Anthony Valadez) and Studio Brussel (Lefto).
Benny’s most recent effort, 2015’s “STUDIO,” has earned him the best reviews of his career; the Dutch music magazine Volkskrant called it the “highlight of his oeuvre” in a four-star review, while Allmusic.com hailed “STUDIO” as the “best album of his career to date” and the Huffington Post deemed Benny “the best artist you never heard of.”