Benny S pops on the scene writing, singing and arranging all his own lyrics, vocals and harmonies. His hit song “Victim Of The Game” was #9 on the European Indie Charts for 2016. His newer releases “Trust aka KCCO” charted there as well as “Keep It Together feat. S.L.I”. Pandora Radio was so impressed by his music that they gave him his own station. He now has over 1,000,000 spins making him a Platinum indie artist on Pandora Radio.
We are sharing our recent interview with him.
Twist Online : First of all tell us about the start of your professional career?
Benny S: I started singing in church in Barbados when I was around 9. The choir director noticed I was able to figure out the harmonies and sing in tenor, baritone and soprano and I became the only child that he let sing in the adult choir. After coming to the U.S I was picked up by Mavis Neal, one of the original managers of New Edition and Joe Pet, drummer to Joe Perry of Aerosmith
Twist Online : Who or what inspired you to get into music industry?
Benny S: The likes of Brian McKnight, Seal, Boyz II Men & Pretty Ricky have always influenced my vocals and harmonies. I’ve also been signed thru Universal, Sony and other majors before I realized I could do this on my own.
Twist Online : Tell us about your recent release “Let It Go” (Creepin’)?
Benny S: I wrote that in response to those being stalked on social media… I have seen first hand the effects of it… and yes it occurs to and from both sexes… ironically this was written prior to the #MeToo movement, but any time is brought up… that’s what I’ve heard.
Twist Online : What kind of response you have received from the release?
Benny S: Better than I thought honestly… 31K Spotify streams later I have witnessed this song get picked up on the radio on some FM radio stations in the U.S. and overseas and still going strong.
Twist Online : What attracts you more, performing on stage or working in studios?
Benny S: I love both honestly, but there is nothing like seeing your supporters mouthing the lyrics to the song you wrote.. greatest feeling in the world.
Twist Online : What’s your favorite music genre?
Benny S : R&B It’s what I grew up on.
Twist Online : Have you set some target to achieve as a music artist?
Benny S : To be a part of next year’s Grammys and to be in the Billboard Charts. Being around labels has taught me the blue print of what needs to be done to get there and i will be on the charts this year. Just watch. They Grammys are already aware of me… Have the emails to prove it… and I’ll leave it at that… 😉
Twist Online : Are you currently working on any other project?
Benny S : Working on my own label to assist other artists to get where I am and beyond… South Gate Layne Enterprise. There is much meaning behind the name for me and my family. By the way, thank you dir taking tune time to interview me. I appreciate it. 😁