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Ben Dalby
Ben Dalby - 'Champagne'
Sept 6th 2010
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Ben Dalby releases his latest single Champagne.

Following on from the huge reaction to his 2009 single Doctor Can. Champagne once again sees the quirky South Coast songwriter delivery an ultra friendly radio track that parks in your head after one play.

The last two years have seen Ben Dalby rise his way up from local to national media resulting in his Doctor Can single featuring on Steve Lamacq’s Radio 2 show with Steve saying 'a man out of time … there isn’t much music like this troubling the airwaves at the moment” . Earlier this year saw Ben appear in national print when Acoustic magazine caught up with the hot songwriting property.

'The tidy and sensible, but genuinely darker flatmate for Marc Almond...a neat line in bounced up synth that gathers Soft Cell, Gary Numan and Steve Strange around the same teapot'

Champagne is Ben’s 4th single following on from his previous singles ‘The Credit Crunch Song’ ,‘Chinese Friends’ and ‘Doctor Can’ and his previous singles have received widespread commercial and local radio play INCLUDING breakfast Show plays on the huge North East station Metro FM. Not surprisingly Ben’s regularly gets compared to Nick Drake, Gary Numan and Lou Reed and it’s easy to see why Ben is tipped to be one the of must-see artists in 2010. He is just about old enough to remember people singing ‘Another Brick In The Wall’ at his junior school.  Pink Floyd were a major influence, along with other iconic artists such as Prince, Talking Heads and Jeff Beck and it’s easy to see their influence on his satirical but radio-friendly songs.

Ben’s aim is to write songs that make people want to turn up the radio, his songs can be gentle, humourous or fiery. His lyrics are thought-provoking and original in perspective and his recently launched YouTube channel has resulted in over 115,000 views.

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