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 46)
Origin Wolverhampton, West Midlands, England
Genres Folktronica, alternative rock, ambient
Occupation(s) Singer-songwriter, Multi Instrumentalist, music producer
Instruments vocals, guitar, piano, synthesizer
Years active 18
Labels V2, Cooking Vinyl, Rocketeer
Associated acts Bat for Lashes, Cold Specks, Francoise Hardy, Guy Garvey, Marianne Faithfull
Website www.benchristophers.co.uk

Ben Christophers (born 27 July 1969) 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 Records' 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. In 2015 he played keyboards on Courting the Squall the first solo studio album of Guy Garvey which was released on 30 October 2015 by Polydor Records.[6]

Discography[edit]

  • My Beautiful Demon (1999)
  • Spoonface (2001)
  • The Spaces In Between (2004)
  • Viewfinder (2005)
  • Ben Christophers (2010)

External links[edit]

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ men Administrator (17 February 2007). "Ben Christopher supports Tori Amos". men. 
  2. ^ BBC. "BBC - Radio 1 - Live Lounge - Bat For Lashes". bbc.co.uk. 
  3. ^ "BBC Two - Later... with Jools Holland". BBC. 
  4. ^ "Video: Bat For Lashes Doing "Daniel" on Letterman". Pitchfork. 
  5. ^ Imogen Heap. "Imogen Heap - Tour Dates". imogenheap.com. 
  6. ^ http://www.scotsman.com/what-s-on/music/album-reviews-guy-garvey-bryan-adams-killing-joke-1-3933602