BLIND BENNY EXCITES SENSORY OVERLOAD
ETHEREAL POP-ROCK DUO SET TO RELEASE DEBUT EP 9/4/12
VAPORY & CELESTIAL SINGLE “NO HONOR”
AVAILABLE FOR FREE DOWNLOAD
ACCOMPANYING VIDEO OUT NOW
SPECIAL EP PREVIEW SHOW AT PIANOS IN NEW YORK ON 5/31
“Pop songbird Jade is making a name for herself… In between hip-hop acts, the
Brooklyn-raised singer put on an extravagant stage show.”
– TIME OUT NEW YORK
“Jade unapologetically diverges from the expectations people may have on new female
artists out there. Her music flows through time and space; one moment you are pretty
sure you heard something similar in the 90s, in the 60s, yet it is so fresh that none of it
sounds dated. Keep your eyes and ears peeled – there’s certain to be more to come from
Jade in the future.”
– BOOM BOOM CHIK
“The Puerto Rican songstress has a gift of creating an intoxicating state of numbness that not even an AA member could deny.”
– GIANT MAGAZINE
– GIANT MAGAZINE
New York, NY – Blind Benny will sweet-talk its way to your heart, rip it out of your chest, pull it on stage, and walk away leaving you reeling with bittersweet agony and wondering why you hadn’t discovered them sooner. This ethereal rock band emits provocative melodies lacquered with cutting lyrics that manage to have that infectious pop appeal while still effectively managing to capture the soul. With the release of their debut EP on September 4, 2012, please prepare to fall victim to Blind Benny’s threatening musical seduction. Join the band at Pianos on May 31, 2012 for a special EP preview performance.
Blind Benny’s Jade<3 was born and raised in New York City and is a graduate of the renowned La Guardia School of Performing Arts. Ironically enough, this ferocious singer / songwriter and vicious performer is the daughter of a pastor. “I’m obsessed with human behavior, I live vicariously through everyone,” says Jade<3. Her fervent intrigue went hand in hand with the intuitive observations that Jade<3was able to make while growing up in the cultural melting pot of New York City. And on Blind Benny’s debut EP, Jade<3’s artistic and emotional journeys are put on display.
Jonathan Carmelli, guitarist and producer, is also a New York City native. Carmelli was accepted to Berklee College of Music in Boston, yet made the adamant decision to stay in New York City to pursue his musical career with Blind Benny. “We met in a funk band. Jade<3 pulled me aside and asked me if I wanted to play and create something different.” All musicians want to create something different, and Jonathan knew he was about to embark on something exceptional.
Before dubbing themselves Blind Benny, the duo performed as Jade<3. In 2010 they decided to revamp Jade<3’s solo image and began representing their collective artistry as a band, and Blind Benny was born. Blind Benny’s debut EP evokes the influence of the same passion and vision that helped Jade<3 create her first critically lauded solo EP “It’s My Heart, Cookie.” With throbbing percussion and riveting electric guitar riffs that unexpectedly drop into a dreamy folktronica interlude, the songs on “It’s My Heart, Cookie” hit with palpable magnitude. The compilation of gut-wrenching rock ‘n’ roll and sparkling pop tracks on Blind Benny’s EP take you on a stimulating sensatory experience that will leave you breathless.