Ben Christophers

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Ben Christophers
Ben Christophers in Miami in 2010.jpg
Ben Christophers performs live at the Fillmore Miami Beach in June 2010.
Background information
Born (1969-07-27) 27 July 1969 (age 45)
Origin Wolverhampton, England
Genres folktronica, alternative rock, ambient
Occupation(s) singer-songwriter, Multi Instrumentalist, music producer, MD[disambiguation needed],
Instruments vocals, guitar, piano, synthesizer
Years active 18
Labels V2, Cooking Vinyl, Rocketeer
Associated acts Bat For Lashes, Cold Specks, Francoise Hardy, marianne faithfull,
Website www.benchristophers.co.uk

Ben Christophers is a singer-songwriter and multi-instrumentalist from Wolverhampton, in the West Midlands of England. To date he has released five albums: the first two on Virgin's V2 label, the third on Cooking Vinyl and the two most recent on his own label, Rocketeer.

He collaborated with French singer Françoise Hardy, for whom he wrote the song La Folie ordinaire. On 12 February 2008 he sang a duet My Beautiful Demon on her follow up album entitled Parenthèses.

In 2001 Christophers performed in support of Tori Amos whilst promoting his critically acclaimed album Spoonface. Manchester Evening News reported that he "wowed the crowd...So much so that the ovation at the end was deafening" and also remarked on how many instruments he played.[1]

Christophers has more recently supported Bat For Lashes: on BBC Radio 1's Live Lounge with Jo Whiley,[2] on BBC television's Later... with Jools Holland[3] and the Late Show with David Letterman[4] on US television.

Christophers performed with Imogen Heap on Leg 6 of her Ellipse Tour [5] as an opening act as well as support for Heap on guitar and keyboards.

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  1. ^ http://www.manchestereveningnews.co.uk/whats-on/music/ben-christopher-supports-tori-amos-1195321
  2. ^ BBC - Radio 1 - Live Lounge - Bat For Lashes
  3. ^ Bat For Lashes performs Sleep Alone from her album Two Suns
  4. ^ Video: Bat For Lashes Doing "Daniel" on Letterman
  5. ^ Imogen Heap Ellipse World Tour