Ben Chawes’ acclaimed debut“Up Close” propelled him through the sound barrier and into well-earned popularity, sending the Danish singer, pianist and entertainer out on a large-scale tour of Europe, Asia, the Middle East, USA and Canada. With his timeless and sparkling personal bid on vocal jazz-pop-soul in the international league he is one of the few musicians to have sung their way to Ray Charles’ heart. And he is the only musician ever to sign an exclusive sponsorship deal with the crème de la crème of international audio design, Bang & Olufsen. The 4-time award-winning artist is coming back with a new and exiting release soon that will be followed up by a tour around the world.
"Ben Chawes sets new standards" (Jazz Thing, Germany).
Chawes is much more than merely a singer. He combines an obvious crooner talent with his own special ingredient: mouth instruments. His ability to make every detail of a whole rhythm section come alive with his mouth is uncanny. At age 7 he invented the vocal drums sounding like a complete drum kit long before beat box was known. And Ben Chawes took it further to emulate the exact sound of a grooving bass-line and a wailing guitar solo worthy of any guitar virtuoso’s envy. Chawes has a talent that makes your run of the mill human beat box sound bleak indeed, and it is a part of each Ben Chawes appearance.
BEN, BANG & OLUFSEN, AND OTHER NAMES...
The international music business and Denmark’s world famous audio design company B&O have also noticed Ben Chawes’ special musical talents. Over the years he has performed and sung with a wide variety of acts including Niels-Henning Ørsted Pedersen (NHØP), Aaron Neville and The Boston Symphony Orchestra. He has appeared on numerous television shows over the world. One of his songs was featured in the Danish international hit TV series “The Crime”. Typically, Ben Chawes – always seeking new paths – is the first one ever to sign a sponsorship deal with the Danish world brand Bang & Olufsen. Ben Chawes and his extremely melodious vocal chords and music are an integral part of the show, whenever the crown jewel of Danish Design and audio reproduction goes on tour to demonstrate its quality around the world.
”YOU MADE MY NIGHT”
The above-mentioned spontaneous exclamation came from the king of soul, blues and jazz, Ray Charles, after a concert with Ben Chawes and his American band Vox One. It was a heartfelt reaction, and one you soon will recognize upon hearing Ben Chawes. Ben Chawes is a true performer, guaranteed to make your night – or your day for that matter – with a voice so warm and enticing, that even the coldest of hearts melt in his company.
Ben Chawes is for time being working on his new released. More groove-felt songs will be added compared to his last critically acclaimed release “Up Close”. An album that was produced by respected bassist and producer, Chris Minh Doky. Chawes’ subtle warm sound is still to be heard and will feature the same vibe that got “Up Close” airplay around the world. It also effectively demonstrates that Ben Chawes has found his own sound in mature methodical freedom and a striking subtlety.
When Ben Chawes takes the stage, you get more than his fantastic songs, his mellow and agile crooning and his super unplugged band. His concerts also showcase his sensational mouth, which for a spell does the work of an entire combo.