British singer-songwriter Guy Bennett spent a decade in the London jazz & blues scene, but relocated to Prague in 2014.
In the czech capital, Bennett discovered some newfound inspiration. Now, the artist is releasing a debut album backed by top talent from the local indie music scene.
Produced by Ian Kelosky, who has worked with artists such as Čechomor and Justin Lavash, Bennett’s debut album is entitled The Tallest Man, and includes 11 songs described in press notes as a “collection of soul-influenced tunes with a retro vibe and modern production.”
Backing up Bennett on the album is an impressive lineup that will be well-known to those familiar with Prague’s music scene.
On The Tallest Man, fellow Prague expat and British Blues Hall of Famer Andy Graham joins Bennett on bass, accompanied by Czech drummer David Landstof (Slza, Xindl X), Mark Nessmith on harmonica, and Andrej Jurkovic on piano.
Guest musicians include Karel Holas (Čechomor) on violin, Pete Back & Dave Orchanton horns, and Martin Ševčík and Ian Kelosky with backing vocals.
The band recorded The Tallest Man this January at First Floor Studios and Sub Studios in Prague, and the album saw release online last week.
Here’s the animated video for the single ‘The Tallest Man’ via YouTube:
You can listen to more songs from The Tallest Man via Bennett’s official website, and purchase the album for €9.99.