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Released "BeNT", It's Time To Get BeNT" 10 Song CD currently being streamed on over 40 websites.




Artist, Songwriter, Producer

This young independent artist is Michael Crigler aka BeNT. He is above average in his songwriting, super talented, before his time, original, creative, diverse and "Stuck In The Game", the title of one of the songs he wrote on his first independent release, BeNT "It's Time." Born in Waukegan, Illinois and raised in Atlanta, Georgia, he is a mixture of the North and the South. BeNT says, "Today, there are many musical angles that have not been explored and my purpose in the entertainment industry is to tap into the unexplored art forms; in hopes to attract, inspire, motivate, entertain, and awe all ears."

A big fan of old school and new school R&B music; he is influenced by Marvin Gaye, Curtis Mayfield, Prince, James Brown, The Ohio Players, DeAngelo, Al Jareau, Michael Jackson, Al Green, and the list goes on… His favorite hip hop artists are OutKast, Jay-Z, Trick Daddy, Common Sense, Mystical, 2-Pac and E-40.

Bent’s creativity adds value to any music project and this bio gives some depth on his background, accomplishments, and an idea of the path that he wants to take as a professional entertainer and music artist.

His tenor singing voice is mellow and smooth and has been compared to Eddie Kendricks, Marvin Gaye and Curtis Mayfield. Add that to his diversified lyrical flow, and handsome looks and you have a complete artist. Creativity and originality are the keys to whatever endeavor he partakes in, whether it be signing with a record label, or performing, producing, writing songs for artists or film. He's an artist that strives on becoming the best at what he does without having limitations, and plans to use his talents to explore all opportunities presented to him.

Accomplishments and Performances
His major accomplishments include the completion of “BENT”, a collection of 10 songs he wrote and are currently being streamed on over 40 websites. The lengthy catalog of more than 100 songs already recorded, that are written are ready for the studio and/or to offer to major labels, recording artists, companies, publicists, and ghost writing. He also has two of his songs “Stuck In The Game” and “ISeeWhatsGoinOn” included in the soundtrack of an independent film entitled “The Delivery Boy Chronicles” staring Shawn Mullins (singer songwriter), which debuted in June 2004 at the Rialto Theater in Atlanta for the Atlanta Film Festival (See Attachment). In 2006, he was runner up in the ISC International Songwriting Contest with his song “I Gotta Go” of which he wrote the lyrics and the produced the music.
--2006 Performance in LaGrange, GA, VFW-People TV Show
--2005 - #16 Song on Hi jack the track Series one compilation, Bottom Line Entertainment, Atlanta, GA

--Completion of 1st album “BENT IT’S TIME”, a collection of songs (all song written by him) 2002.

--He has completed over 3 finished CDs & lengthy catalog of songs written and ready for the studio/and to offer to major label recording artists/companies and publicists.

--Movie entitled “The Delivery Boy Chronicles” staring Shawn Mullins (singer/songwriter), which debuted in June 2004 in the Atlanta Film Festival at the Rialto Theater --Featured -- two of his songs “Stuck In The Game” and “I See Whats Going On” in the movie soundtracks.

--Performance in Broke and Hungry Showcase, Iron Butterfly Productions, Mascarade, October 2004.

--In addition to writing, rapping and producing he has been perfecting his singing voice by taking lessons with a famous Atlanta voice teacher.

--The has performed in many festivals and showcases: He was the special guest performer at “Showtime in the Suburbs” Chicago, IL on May 29, 2004;

--The Spring Sweet Auburn Festival; Shedar Records, Music Showcase, All Star Weekend; Sound Music Warehouse, Midtown, Atlanta, Christmas; Atlanta, Georgia; Celebrity Rock Café for the Jack the Rapper Showcase; multiple college showcases University of Georgia in Athens, and Georgia Southern University, Chicago area colleges; College of Lake County, Barat College, Atlantis Music Conference, Music1 A&R workshop in Atlanta.

TV & Radio
• Performed and interviewed on, People TV’s “Hangin with AR”
• Performed on “On The Rise.” local Atlanta public television shows.
• Remedy radio “song opener “Suckas Never Play me”

• Featured in the July 2002 Issue of Holla Magazine
• Featured article on “Bent” in August 2002 issue of Treal Magazine

For Live Bookings:
RFC Management, LLC

Please visit his websites: