Benny Sings

Tim Berkestijn

Also known as B. Sings, Benny, Sings
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Discography of Benny Sings:

# Release title Total tracks Type of release is Imprint date Label
1 Champagne People 10 Audio 2004 Kindred Spirits
2 I Love You 10 Audio 2005-02-14 Sonar Kollektiv
3 I Love You 10 Audio 2004-03-00 Sonar Kollektiv
4 Champagne People 10 Audio 2004 Dox Records
5 New Bed / Party 4 Audio 2005-08-22 Sonar Kollektiv
6 Champagne People 10 Audio 2005 Sonar Kollektiv
7 I Love You 10 Audio 2005 Sonar Kollektiv
8 Art 11 Audio 2011-05-18 Victor
9 Art 11 Audio 2011-05-27 Dox Records
10 Art 12 Audio 2011 Dox Records
11 Art 13 Audio 2011
12 Euh 13 Audio 2006 Dox Records
13 Let Me In 3 Audio 2007 Sonar Kollektiv

Benny was born on a sunny Sunday in 1977. He grew up in the 90’s in the working class town of Dordrecht, in the Netherlands. Benny had a "perfect youth". He comments: " I’d love to be back there again. We threw parties at our home or at friend’s places. Great parties with the music playing low and trippy drug-experiments."

In high school Benny founded his first band, The Loveboat. Benny laughs: "We knew it all and the rest of the town didn’t get it." The carefree high school days drew to a close. Benny went to the Royal Conservatory in The Hague where he studied Sonology which he remembers as "something like composing anxiety attacks, in fantastic full sounds."

Since 1999, Benny has been playing the bass in the hip-hop band Abstract Dialect and composing and producing with the soul band Heavenly Social, featuring Miss Dee. Additionally he is a part of the Dutchlanguage hip-hop collective, De Toffen, "just playing the groove with a couple of friends."

Inspired by the work of Chet Baker, D’Angelo, Paul McCartney and Stevie Wonder among others, Benny provides the icing on the pop music pie and throws a party for Champagne People. It seems that the hip-hop crowd as well as the Jazzers, Soulers, and Altos of all ages feel at home at Benny’s music party.

They are - perhaps we all are - the unexpected "Champagne People".

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