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15 October 1970, Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA. Along with Rahsaan Patterson, DAngelo and Tony Rich, Benét is representative of the revival of the singer-songwriter tradition in modern urban soul. After gaining valuable experience as a featured singer with touring bands, Benét formed his own self-titled trio with his sister and his cousin George Nash Jnr. Having developed his own songwriting, he signed with Warner Brothers Records as a solo artist, writing and co-producing his acclaimed 1997 debut True To Myself. Heavily influenced by Stevie Wonder, Al Green and Sly Stone, the albums highlights varied from the slow-burning, confessional title-track and the romantic balladry of Ill Be There, to the funky groove of Spiritual Thang and the cover version of Stones If You Want Me To Stay. Following an acclaimed US support slot for Erykah Badu, Benét visited the UK to join Shola Ama and...