27.10.2011 RHIAN BENSON - LIVE AT THE LONDON JAZZ CAFE - POSTPONED
We are sorry to inform you that due to illness, Rhian has had to make the difficult decision to postpone her live show at The Jazz Cafe, London, on November 14
We would like to apologise to all fans who purchased tickets. A full refund is available here. The show will be rescheduled to a later date. Thank you in advance for your understanding.
- Rhian Benson Management
06.06.2011 RHIAN BENSON 'BE' VIDEO!
06.06.2011 RHIAN BENSON UPDATE - BE & LSE!
It's been a busy few months completing the new video for "BE feat. Jonas", it has truly been epic in every way. To think that this all began with me playing the song "BE" for Richard Roberts in Milwaukee, which inspired him to create a set of beautiful graphic illustrations, that inspired the artwork on this website and eventually inspired my brilliant videodirector, Baff Akoto, to create such a breath-taking video concept. An amazing circle of spontaneous inspiration completes in this short film. it's definitely the boldest video I've ever done and I am really proud of it. 'BE' has really become my anthem throughout this campaign, it's about not being afraid to be an individual and always believing in yourself. The single and the remixes are available for download on iTunes so please do check it out.
I was also given the honour of being invited to speak at my alma mater, The London School of Economics & Political Science, at 7pm on June 6th. It was so exciting, I performed a short set and did a Q&A with Emma Warren (The Guardian, Observer, Daze + Confused). Afterwards I got to mingle with the crowd and meet some of my Facebook and Twitter in real life! It was an unforgettable night for me, a really big thank you to everyone who came out to support!
17.05.2011 RHIAN BENSON'S ACCOUSTIC VERSION OF 'BETTER WITHOUT YOU'
Watch the beautiful version by Rhian for SB.TV!.....
14.02.2011 HAPPY VALENTINES DAY!
Happy Valentines Day! It's a special one for me with the release of my new album today. Cannot believe it's finally come at last, after months of planning Hands Clean can finally roam freely through your headphones and speakers!
I am so grateful for all the support and encouragement from everyone in my team and of course all of you.
Enjoy the 'Hands Clean' ride and have a great day!
Much love, Rhian xxx
01.02.2011 RHIAN BENSON UPDATE & 'HANDS CLEAN' VALENTINES DAY RELEASE
Hope you are well. It's been a while since I last checked in but for really good reasons! My team and I have been busy prepping for the album launch on Valentines Day 2011. We held 2 really exciting pre-album launch parties over the last couple on months, the concept was imagined by my team mates Akua Afram and Effie Dennis who have provided invaluable support to the campaign. We thought that because the new album is so personal to me that it would be great to hold album preview parties for fans in both my hometowns: UK - my motherland and Ghana - my fatherland. The London party - Nov 17th - was held at the exclusive EnvyPost in London.
It was so great to see so many invited fans come out to support and listen to a selection of songs from 'Hands Clean'. The band set up was electro-acoustic.. a new set-up that I am really loving at the moment with Karlos on the 'Handsonic' machine, Ben on Cello, Eric on acoustic guitar and Ianna on BV's. Then we all headed off to warmer skies for the Christmas period, we attended the MTV Africa Awards in Lagos, Nigeria on Dec 11th and then we held the Accra party at Citizen Kofi on the 30th Dec. To say I was overwhelmed by the support in Accra would be an understatement, the beautiful venue was packed to capacity with fans and press and I am so excited that there is great anticipation surrounding the new album release in my birthplace. It was a poignant experience and one that I will never forget. Spiritually, it has meant so much to me to be able to share these experiences with my home crowds and I would like to thank everyone who has been involved in turning the dream into reality including all my friends in Facebook, Twitter and MySpace who provide endless encouragement.
Now on to the rest of the world! I hope you enjoy the new music video for my first single 'Better Without You'. The single will be released globally on 7th Feb 2011. Look out for it at iTunes. Can't wait for you to go on the full 'Hands Clean' journey on Valentines Day! More info to come.
Happy new year, may 2011 be the year you realise all your dreams.
15.10.2010. WELCOME TO THE ALL NEW RHIAN BENSON WEBSITE!
I’ve been away from the public eye for a while, but never away from my music, and after a few years in the making, the new album is finally ready to be released early next year.
The HANDS CLEAN project is so different to anything I have worked on previously, and everything about the surrounding campaign has been so organic yet well put together in the end.
There were moments when I thought I'd never reach the finish line and then there were amazing moments, like when I finally found Richard Roberts, an amazing graphic artist from Milwaukee, USA who came up with incredible illustrations for the artwork in this campaign.
The four background images on this website are a result of a fruitful collaborative effort, I told him what I wanted, and he listened carefully and then created it! The moment where each storyboard was finally completed and sent back to me was a magical one. Each one of these pieces is special, and centre around the second single, BE on the album, to be released early next year. They tell a story and create a vision for me, a beautiful depiction of the epic journey of 'the one who dares', the hero within all of us. I truly hope this will be the same for you. As a treat there is a version of the poster for download, please do download and enjoy!
Lastly, I just want to say a massive THANK YOU to my angel of a web designer, William Frank of XYLO. Over the last couple of months he has had sleepless nights, big lunches, small hunches and numerous emails and changes to deal with from both myself and my team. The result is this wonderful new creation that you see in front of you.
Rhian x X x