Ben l’Oncle Soul : Just a Soulman!

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 BarkleySpice GirlsKaty 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 CharlesOtis 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!

Band Members:

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

TOUR Dates  & Artist Website

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