Benny Friedman was born in Minneapolis, MN, into a family of Chabad Shluchim. Benny’s musical career began at age thirteen when he began performing at small local events and audiences were mesmerized by his dazzling voice. Passionate about both singing and the ability to inspire people through music, Benny spent four years working with elite Hollywood vocal coach Seth Riggs and Jewish music lovers everywhere began to buzz about the talented newcomer with the golden voice.
Benny split his time between recording his debut album “Taamu” and making appearances all over the country. One of the most highly anticipated debut albums in Jewish music history, Taamu was hailed as both the best debut album ever produced and 2009’s album of the year, firmly cementing Benny’s place as one of Jewish music’s elite. Demand for the talented singer skyrocketed as Benny performed at dinners, weddings and other events worldwide.
Benny’s second studio album, “Yesh Tikvah” was released and quickly became the hottest Chassidic album in the world and one of the top selling CD’s of the last decade. Yesh Tikvah’s music video on YouTube records over 4 million views. Benny released a Shabbos collection album in 2013 to the delight of fans, called “Bnei Heichala – Children of the Palace,” which has become common place on radio stations Erev Shabbos playlists around the world.
Benny’s third CD titled “Kol Haneshama Sheli” set new sales records, with hit’s like “Toda!”, “Bum Bum”, and “Fulfill Your Teffilah.” Benny has just released his 4th studio album, “Fill The World With Light”, which hit stores December 2016.
Benny lives with his wife and children in Brooklyn, NY.
8th Day's Bentzi Marcus
Bentzi Marcus, along with his brother Shmuel, founded 8th Day, which is quickly becoming one of Jewish Music’s hottest new bands. The group has released three studio albums that get air play on the radio in New York and Israel.
They have played hundreds of shows across the globe, including in: Lincoln Center in Hong Kong, Montreal, South Carolina, and many more.
8th Day’s fresh and unique sound is complimented by their catchy lyrics (mostly English with some Hebrew and Yiddish mixed in) and their spirited vocal harmonies. Their mega YouTube hit “Ya’alili” was rated one of the top videos in Israel, the US and Australia.