Benny Sings

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Benny Sings
Born1977 (age 41–42)
Dordrecht, Netherlands
OriginNetherlands
GenresPop
Occupation(s)Musician
Years active1999–present
Labels
Websitewww.bennysings.com

Tim van Berkestijn, better known by his stage name Benny Sings, is a Dutch pop artist who has released albums on the Dox label. Since 2003, he has produced four studio albums and one live album. His third album, "Benny. . . at Home",[1] has met critical acclaim outside of the Netherlands. Benny Sings has been invited to perform on Radio Nova. He has also been tapped to compose songs for the anime Carole & Tuesday.[2]

Benny was born in 1977. He grew up in the town of Dordrecht in the Netherlands, where he founded his first band, The Loveboat, whilst in high school. Benny went to the Royal Conservatory in The Hague where he studied sonology.

Michael Franks was a major influence on Benny's music.

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 Dutch-language hip-hop collective, De Toffen.

Discography[edit]

Albums[edit]

Studio albums[edit]

Year Album Label Link
2003 Champagne People Sonar Kollektiv [1]
2005 I Love You (Live At The Bimhuis) Sonar Kollektiv [2]
2007 Benny... at home Sonar Kollektiv [3]
2011 ART Dox Records [4]
2012 The Best Of Benny Sings Dox Records [5]
2015 Studio Dox Records [6]
2018 Beat Tape Dox Records [7]
2019 City Pop Stones Throw Records [8]

Champagne People[edit]

  1. Twist you around
  2. Party
  3. Unconditional love
  4. N.U.
  5. Melissa Davis
  6. We ain’t going nowhere
  7. Together
  8. Style beats liberationfronts
  9. Dust
  10. Champagne People ft. Floor van Berkestijn

I Love You[edit]

  1. Little Donna
  2. Below the Waterfall
  3. New Bed
  4. So Light
  5. Yours
  6. No More Drinks
  7. Follow The Light
  8. Get There
  9. Me and My Guitar
  10. Make a Rainbow

Benny... At Home[edit]

Track Title Time
1 Coconut 4:39
2 For Your Love 4:10
3 Let Me In 3:46
4 Feather 5:01
5 Well Make Lovesongs 4:12
6 Blackberry Street feat. Urita 3:20
7 Over My Head 4:15
8 Overnight 4:58
9 All I'm Good For 4:07
10 I Can't Help Myself 4:14

ART[edit]

  1. Big Brown Eyes
  2. Can We Try
  3. Honey Bee
  4. Realize
  5. All We Do For Love
  6. This Is a Samba
  7. Dreams
  8. Each Other
  9. Downstream

Bonustracks:

  1. Big Brown Eyes (radio edit)
  2. One II

The Best of Benny Sings[edit]

  1. Twist You Around
  2. Style Beats Liberation Fronts
  3. Champagne People
  4. Little Donna
  5. Get There
  6. Make A Rainbow
  7. Coconut
  8. Let Me In
  9. I Can’t Help Myself
  10. Big Brown Eyes (Original version)
  11. All We Do For Love
  12. Can You Believe It’s Magic
  13. Some Day (Benny’s version)
  14. Little Things

Bonus tracks: First recordings for the upcoming 5th album

  1. Rebuilding The Omega Man
  2. Fake Love

Studio[edit]

  1. Straight Lines
  2. My Favorite Game
  3. Whose Fault
  4. Start (Part 1)
  5. Beach House
  6. You And Me feat. GoldLink
  7. Don't Make Me Dance
  8. Black And Blue
  9. Shoe Box Money feat. Mayer Hawthorne
  10. One Of These Hearts

Beat Tape[edit]

  1. Hold That
  2. Don't Say It's Over
  3. One Night in Prague
  4. Spread a Little Love
  5. Chance Ben 1
  6. Nakameguro feat. Faberyayo
  7. R
  8. Disco
  9. Untitled 7
  10. Replay
  11. Vinyl Extracts 12 2
  12. Definite High
  13. Little by Little
  14. 461
  15. When You Go
  16. Funny
  17. Song 9
  18. Who Wins

City Pop[edit]

  1. Everything I Know
  2. Familiar
  3. Not Enough
  4. Nakemeguro feat. Faberyayo
  5. Duplicate feat. Mocky
  6. Late At Night
  7. Summerlude
  8. So Far So Good
  9. Dreamin'
  10. My World feat. Cornelius
  11. Softly (Tokyo)

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Benny at Home by Benny Sings" (Album tracklist). Allmusic. Retrieved 2008-01-07.
  2. ^ "Carole & Tuesday Composer Introductions No. 1". Carole & Tuesday Official Website. Archived from the original on 2019-01-16. Retrieved 2019-04-07.

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