Benjamin Duterde, born in Tours, France (1984), is a talented singer and songwriter from the French scene with a huge success and enveloping music which possess the ability to take people to a very relaxed and inspiring place.
Ben’s passion and attraction for soul and Afro-American music were instilled by his mother since its birth, influenced and raised among the music of great artists like Otis Redding, Sam Cooke, Aretha Franklin, Marvin Gaye and some more from Motown label. His music comes both in French and English, everything according to the lyrics of the song.
To start into the music industry, Ben signed with Motown and created his first EP named “Soul Wash”, which contains the single “Seven Nation Army” among other versions from popular songs, and was released in 2009. The next year his first LP, an eponymous work, was released, containing 14 titles and including the single “Soulman”.
In 2014, after a long tour, Ben comes back with “A coup de Rêve”, a new LP with 11 songs, the singles “Walk The Line” and “Hallelujah!!! (j’ai tant besoin de toi)” among them. Two years later, “Under My Skin” saw the public light, composed by 11 tracks, “Fly Me to The Moon” and “The Good Life” are included. A second EP is released in 2019 under the name “Ben”, this one including 6 titles and the singles “Next to You” and “Addicted”. His most recent work is an LP entitled “Addicted to You”, released in 2020 and conformed by 11 tracks, including the collaboration with IAM, “All My Life”.
With his characteristic look of using a bow tie, and charismatic personality, he introduces to the world his art, a vision from the modern soul and jazz, mixed with hip hop and R&B, influenced by his French and Afro-American roots.
A fresh style, with a smooth voice, combined by versatile lyrics, going from humor to love and ending with broken feelings, are the main factors that creates the public affection and admiration to Benjamin.
by Maria Sánchez