“Incredible ability… a must-listen-to artist.”
“An incredible artist… one of the most fascinating I’ve ever come across.”
“Beautiful. Certainly one to watch.”
“An LGBTQ+ icon!”
Miami Beach Pride
“Bentley Jones is known as one of Japan’s favourite artists.”
“One sexy, talented ginger.”
“Bentley Jones is going to be a big BIG star.”
Staying true to his musical ethos, electronic pop juggernaut Bentley Jones somehow flourished throughout the challenges of 2020 and is climaxing in 2021 with the upcoming release of “The Examined Life is Not Worth Living” – his first original album in 4 years. Returning to the UK after being deemed “too controversial” for his Japanese company, Ben gained support from BBC Introducing and made his premiere live performance at the historic Global Pride festival (broadcast by Google) which was watched by 57.2 million people worldwide.
Ben’s latest music embraces the topics of love, sexuality, gender and the discrimination he’s faced from the music industry – all set to melodies that soar above refined, electronic-infused productions that are synonymous to Bentley’s reputation. Elements of trip-hop, R&B, 80s synths and house complete the breadth of a truly satisfying pop landscape.
Bentley has amassed over 50 million streams and downloads, and gathered remix credits for the likes of Madonna, Britney Spears, Kygo & Whitney Houston, Demi Lovato, Ariana Grande, Taylor Swift, Justin Bieber and Lady Gaga (who also follows him on Twitter). If that wasn’t enough, he’s composed for some of the world’s best-known video-game franchises like “The X-Files”, “Tekken”, “Sonic the Hedgehog”, “Gradius”, “Titan Wars” and “Contra”.
Bentley’s debut in Japan was the first time a British artist released a Japanese album on a major label (EMI-Universal) and unexpectedly went top 5 in 2009. Since then he has forged a career far from home working with the country’s biggest stars including JUJU, Ayumi Hamasaki, DJ KOO (TRF), May J., SHUN and more. His first English EP “So Much More…” included the main theme of the number 1 selling video-game “SEGA All-stars Racing”. The EP was streamed a staggering 1.1 million times in just 5 days upon release.
During his 10th anniversary celebrations in 2019 Bentley resided in Tokyo performing various concerts including headlining the Tokyo Bon Summer Festival, featuring in From Aqua Mineral Water’s commercials and being invited to sing on the prestigious TV show “Nodojiman THE WORLD” which was viewed by 12.1 million people. His TV appearance coincided with the release of a new Japanese single which also became the first ever J-pop song broadcast by BBC Introducing in the UK.
As a proud LGBTQ+ independent artist, Bentley’s upcoming 2021 album is a bold celebration of resilience, individuality and acceptance. After seeing his 2020 tour performances, both 9monsters (the #1 LGBT dating app in Asia) and Miami Beach Pride invited Ben to be an ambassador for their brands as well as write and record the official theme songs for their international promotions. Ben is embarking on his first US shows in 2021 including headlining Miami Beach Pride.