Declan Bennett
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Declan Bennett

New York City, New York, United States | INDIE

New York City, New York, United States | INDIE
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Aug
15
Declan Bennett @ Rockwood Music Hall

New York, New York, USA

New York, New York, USA

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01
Declan Bennett @ Rockwood Music Hall

New York, New York, USA

New York, New York, USA

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'Uncut ' **** (four-star review of An Innocent Evening of Drinking)
' Far more than a showbiz wannabe.. Bennett has crafted some unusual variations on the acoustic singer-songwriter template... frequently gripping lyrics' Adam Sweeting

'GT' **** (four-star review of An Innocent Evening of Drinking)
'Declan's soulful vocals glide through the chatty, reflective lyrics. His strong songwriting deserves a wider audience.'

'Rock'n'Reel' **** (four-star review of 'An Innocent Evening of Drinking')
'A writer who can move effortlessly from the conversational, the confessional, statements of intent, to the poetic, moving and tender, Bennett’s songs deliver a powerful emotional punch without ever resorting to the usual singer-songwriter trap of over-introspection.' Colin Hall

'He has a voice full of emotion and yearning, his lyrics and melodies have a pop edge without being lazy or radio-desperate'
Boy George writing about Declan Bennett in 'Time Out London'

‘His are unusually honest, intelligent, and subtle pieces of work. Openness and vulnerability are a running thread with him. There’s a diversity of subjects but the recurrent theme is this desire for truth, integrity.’
Mercury Moon magazine 2007

'Dark and soulful, occasionally downright sinister. Deeply mature stuff '
'Attitude'

‘Unlike many other peers swimming in the acoustic pool, Declan Bennett effortlessly stands apart. He’s a confident and charismatic performer, with deliciously simple, welcoming melodies and captivating lyrical themes, his Midlands accent shining through to add colour and honesty to his performance. Delight in his music now before the media giants jump on board.’
Powpowpow magazine

'I'm absolutely convinced that Declan Bennett is going to be massive. I have his album on constant repeat'
'Little Britain's' Matt Lucas

'Declan is the real thing. He sings from the heart, and I defy anyone not to be touched by his songs'
Award-winning songwriter Linda Thompson

' '3 Words' is a hit single just waiting to happen, 'Thin Air' is an earnest, moody delight. He has the potential to be very big indeed'
'What's On In London'

'Acoustic soul and lyrical attack is embedded in the heart of his music'
bbc.co.uk

'A definite thumbs-up. A masterful but tasteful exposition on erotic longing and emotional turmoil'
'The Orpheus' Virgin Megastore instore magazine

'As far from the world of boyband pop as the earth is from Pluto... a startlingly fresh debut'
'Gay Times'

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Bio

Declan Bennett is a British singer-songwriter who writes candid, hard- hitting, pop music. He has a witty and poetic way with words, a unique take on life and unashamedly shares his honest tales of life, love and sexuality with his ever-growing audience of listeners. No stranger to fame (with mainstream chart success by the age of 20 as part of pop/rock outfit Point Break, a lead role in the award-winning pop biography ‘Taboo’ at 21, and an extended trip to America to star as Roger in the cult rock opera RENT), Declan released his second full-length album “An Innocent Evening Of Drinking” in April 08. He went on to open for Sondre Lerche, Amy Wadge, Nizlopi, Ed Sheeran and also for Boy George on his 31 date UK tour, widening his ever expanding audience of listeners and soon after was asked to return to the States to join the original cast of Green Days ‘American Idiot’ on Broadway. Last summer he also starred alongside singer/songwriter Nellie McKay in his first feature film ‘Downtown Express’. He continues to gig in New York and his 3rd album ‘record:BREAKUP’, released digitally worldwide on April 25th, on his own label CovBoy, is now available.