DONNY BENÉT Returns with new single & video ‘Le Piano’ Announces Le Piano EP, out April 1 New Australian tour dates announced!

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Mr Experience‘. ‘Konichiwa‘. ‘Santorini‘. These songs represent just a small taste of the enigma that is Donny Benét. Today, the Sydney-based composer – hailed and panned by critics as “Prince on a serious budget cut” – returns with a new single and video, ‘Le Piano‘. An intoxicatingly groovy instrumental piece paying homage to, and influenced by, Benét‘s love of funk, city pop and disco. ‘Le Piano‘ arrives alongside the announcement of the Le Piano EP – an instrumental project out April 1, via Dot Dash Recordings / Remote Control Records.

Composed and recorded entirely by himself at the renowned Donnyland Studios in 2021, Le Piano sees Benét masterfully utilise vintage synthesisers and drum machines to present his views on life, love and relationships through the power of song. Of the project, Donny shares: “I wanted to create a short EP of instrumentals reflective of the music that has helped me navigate touring life, and life at home for the past years. For me, I really enjoy the headspace that instrumental music can put you in. You can listen to it in any environment with any degree of commitment. It can be something you listen to on the train, plane, something to have on while you’re doing your chores, working from home, working out or just something to bop along to. As mentioned in past interviews I’m very taken by Japanese artists Hiroshi Yoshimura, Yoshio Suzuki and Ryuichi Sakamoto. Side B of the record is influenced by the effect that these artists have had on my musical approach. Side A is a tip of the hat my love of 12′ funk/city pop/disco instrumentals.”

Hailing from Sydney, Australia, Benét’s 2011 breakthrough album Don’t Hold Back confused and intrigued many, establishing him as a cult figure in the Australian music scene. Benét‘s piece de resistance came in his fourth album, The Donfeaturing the breakthrough single ‘Konichiwa’

An unexpected invite to the Pohoda Festival (Slovakia) in 2018 allowed Donny to embark on his first European headline tour. Returning for a further 4 sold-out tours, Donny had now established a new fanbase in Europe. 2019 saw Donny open for Mac DeMarco in the US and after blowing away audiences he returned in 2020 for his first headline tour.

In between his frenetic touring schedule, Donny wrote and recorded his acclaimed follow-up album Mr Experiencewhich was released in 2020. Unable to tour, the album was filmed as an online concert, Live ExperienceAn accomplished bassist, Donny is joined by his band of professionals, The Donny Benét Show band when performing live.

Donny has toured Australia since 2011 and Europe/US from 2018, regularly selling out headline shows and performing at festivals including Rock WerchterDown the Rabbit HolePohoda FestivalValkhof FestivalPlissken FestivalSydney FestivalDarwin FestivalVivid FestivalAdelaide FestivalMONA FOMAPanama FestivalYours and Owls, and Big Day Out.

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Donny Benét – ‘Le Piano’ (Official Video)
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Saturday 9 April – Factory Theatre, Sydney NSW – Tickets
Friday 29 April – 170 Russell, Melbourne VIC – Tickets


Friday 4 March – The Sinclair, Boston MA – Tickets
Saturday 5 March – Bowery Ballroom, New York, NY – Tickets
Sunday 6 March – Union Stage, Washington, D.C – Tickets
Tuesday 8 March – Lee’s Palace, Toronto, ON – Tickets
Thursday 10 March – Turf Club, Minneapolis, MN – Tickets
Friday 11 March – Lincoln Hall, Chicago, IL – Tickets
Saturday 12 March – Globe Hall, Denver, CO – Tickets
Sunday 13 March – Larimer Lounge, Denver, CO – Tickets
Tuesday 15 March – Echoplex, Los Angeles, CA – Tickets
Wednesday 16 March – Independent, San Francisco, CA – Tickets
Friday 18 March – Wonder Ballroom, Portland, OR – Tickets
Saturday 19 March – The Crocodile, Seattle, WA – Tickets
Sunday 20 March – Imperial, Vancouver, BC – Tickets


Tuesday 3 May – Nouveau Monde, Fribourg, CH – Tickets
Wednesday 4 May – Exil, Zurich, CH – Tickets
Thursday 5 May – Milla Club, Munich, DE – Tickets
Friday 6 May – Slovak Radio Building, Bratislava, SK – Free Show
Saturday 7 May – Futurum Music Bar, Prague, CZ – Tickets
Monday 9 May – Lido, Berlin, DE – Tickets
Tuesday 10 May – Loppen, Copenhagen, DK – Tickets
Wednesday 11 May – Musikens Hus, Goteborg, SW – Tickets
Thursday 12 May – Blaa, Oslo, NO – Tickets
Friday 13 May – Fasching, Stockholm, SW – Tickets
Saturday 14 May – Plan B, Malmo, SW – Tickets
Sunday 15 May – Hafenklang, Hamburg, DE – Tickets
Tuesday 17 May – Gebaude 9, Cologne, DE – Tickets
Thursday 19 May – The Hope And Ruin, Brighton, UK – Tickets
Friday 20 May – Hare and Hounds, Birmingham, UK – Tickets
Saturday 21 May – Yes, Manchester, UK – Tickets
Sunday 22 May – Opium, Dublin, IE – Tickets
Tuesday 24 May – Broadcast, Glasgow, UK – Tickets
Wednesday 25 May – Headrow House, Leeds, UK – Tickets
Thursday 26 May – The Dome, London, UK – Tickets
Friday 27 May – Botanique, Brussels, BE – Tickets
Saturday 28 May – Paradiso Noord, Amsterdam, NL – Tickets
Sunday 29 May – Badaboum, Paris, FR – Tickets

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