Ben l’Oncle Soul made his premiere appearance in Los Angeles at The Make Music Pasadena last June on the Luckman World Music Stage as a prelude to his U.S tour. His voice is like honey that drips from the heart or “reminiscent of Motown with a Stevie Wonder vibrato”. Accompanied by his back up singers, his dancers and a world-class band,the audience is under the spell of this young talented singer !
This is a fan video / 1st U.S Performance in Los Angeles, June 2011
Motown France says, “Ben, alternatively known by the full name ‘Ben L’Oncle Soul’ is an extraordinary success story in France. A chart topping album on the Motown France label, now multi platinum, with a huge following across Europe.
Ben first gained prominence in his home country with the Soul Wash EP (2009), which featured six covers of songs by Gnarls Barkley, Spice Girls, Katy Perry and, most notably, The White Stripes (Seven Nation Army), which kicks off this debut album, which has been ever-present in the French charts since release.”
Ben L’Oncle Soul is a hugely energetic and entertaining modern take on the Soul Revue band – Strong overtones of Motown and The Blues Bros meets Dexys in the 21st Century. A voice with echoes of Ray Charles, Otis Redding and Stevie Wonder. A triumphant showcase event at the Pigalle Club in London’s Piccadilly led to a booking for the full band to come back to the UK to play as support to Duran Duran at the i-Tunes Fest on July 16th – week of this UK release. “
A number of the songs were in English already, but others have been re-recorded in English for international release as Ben breaks out of France! Elle me Dit…
Ben has the gift to communicate to his audience joy, love and celebration of Life and real R&B Soul! Hands fly up in the air, bodies groove to the beat, and fans are mesmerized by this young singer’s natural talent!
Ben is back touring all over France and Europe and in a short few months has already conquered the UK, America & Canada by storm following opening at the Montreal Jazz Festival. From concert to concert.. Ben is just a real Soul Man!
Clavier/Keyboard : Gabin Lesieur – Gael Cadoux
Batterie/Drums : Loic Gérard
Basse/Bass: Olivier Carole
Guitare/Guitar : Christophe Lardeaux
Trompette, Sax Baryton/trumpet/Barotone Sax : Julien Duchet
Sax Tenor/Tenor Sax : Ronan Mazé
Choeurs /Backup Singers: SaxUlrich Kwasi et Opé Smith
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- Ben L’Oncle Soul à Make Music Pasadena | French A L.A CarteServices & Blog!