Up & Coming: Benedict


This young singer-songwriter from Hertfordshire is making a name for himself on YouTube (BenedictMusic) with stunning covers of current tracks, such as ‘Beneath Your Beautiful’ by Labrinth feat. Emeli Sande. But it is his original tracks that are most exciting. And last week, a crowd gathered in the small but intimate Notting Hill Arts Club beneath the streets of London, to celebrate the launch of Benedict’s second EP, Another Way.

The room packed out in time for Benedict’s set, mostly consisting of close friends but the odd few had no idea what to expect. The title track kicked off the night and the beautiful melodies kept on coming, with the kind of soulful verses and climactic choruses you would expect from Adele. A cover of Jessie Ware’s ‘Wildest Moments’ was a great addition to the set list; be sure to check it out on YouTube. Benedict’s strong vocals are certainly impressive and definitely have the ability to fill much larger venues. Performing with drums, bass and guitar behind him, and wearing a chic shirt handmade especially for him, Benedict was genuinely grateful for the amount of support he received. Clever marketing and undeniable talent are sure to mean great things for this emerging artist in the near future. The four-track EP is available to buy now and can be found on iTunes and you can also give it a listen on Spotify.

Check out a video from the launch here: http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=kchgg8m1Cxc

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