Bénabar

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Legal name: Bruno Nicolini

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Bruno Nicolini (born 16 June 1969), better known by his stage name Bénabar, is a French songwriter and singer, who could be compared to Vincent Delerm and other singers from his generation. As many of them he was influenced by Georges Brassens, Renaud, Jacques Higelin and also Tom Waits. His songs describe day-to-day life events with humour and a tender cynicism. His songs draw influence from French Chanson and a heavy influence is placed on the piano or the accordion and on typical French fanfare (brass band) for the most upbeat of them. This genre of music is very typically French and differs from most in that emphasis is placed on appreciation of the lyrics and that it is linked to a specific culture of modern "guinche" (slang for "guinguette") appreciated a lot by Bobos among others.

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Discography

Album

Year Title Artist RatingReleases
1997 La P'tite Monnaie Bénabar & associés 1
2001 Bénabar Bénabar 4
2003 Les Risques du métier Bénabar 4
2005 Reprise des négociations Bénabar 1 1
2008 Infréquentable Bénabar 5 1
2011 Les Bénéfices du doute Bénabar 2
2014 Inspiré de faits réels Bénabar 3

Album + Compilation

Year Title Artist RatingReleases
2007 Best Of Bénabar 2

Album + Live

Year Title Artist RatingReleases
2004 Live au Grand Rex Bénabar 1
2012 Bien l'bonsoir m'sieurs-dames Bénabar 1

Single

Year Title Artist RatingReleases
2006 L'Or de nos vies Anggun, Bénabar, Amel Bent, Patrick Bruel, Corneille, Emma Daumas, Jenifer, Kyo, Leslie, Emmanuel Moire, M. Pokora, Roch Voisine, Stéphanie, Tété 1
2011 J'ai vu Bénabar 1
2013 Un arc en ciel Bénabar, Patrick Bruel, Cali & Marina 1

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