UPDATE: Stages Sessions has just announced a second night for "Coming Home: A Clara Benin Concert" on July 30, Saturday at 8pm. TICKETS GO ON SALE on July 13, Wednesday at 4pm.
Singer-songwriter Clara Benin, with her "coffee shop music" has certainly come a long way - from singing covers in coffee shops to performing her own, original songs from her debut album "Human Eyes" and year-end EP, "Riverchild" in the same music festival as Kanye West.
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"This concert is my way of saying thank you to everyone who’s supported me and it’s also my way of saying goodbye. I’ll be taking a break from doing live shows for an indefinite time so I can rest, write, and focus on pursuing other interests."
The 22-year-old has just announced news of her first solo show on her official Facebook page. Clara's first headlining show will serve as both a "Thank You" for the support of her fans and a "Goodbye" - as she'll be taking an indefinite hiatus from performing live to give her time to focus on her other interests.
"I remember my fifteen year old self strumming my dad’s old nylon-stringed guitar in my bedroom and fantasizing I was playing in a coffee shop. Never in my wildest dreams did I see myself performing in arenas or international festivals, I just wanted to play in coffee shops and have a few people hear my songs. But as always, my God has a bigger and better dream for me. Around the time I turned twenty one, I got to do a coffee shop tour to promote Human Eyes. The night I launched my album, for the first time ever, I felt an entire room grow silent as I sang the songs I wrote and wrestled my life on. I don’t think I could ever get used to that feeling. The support I got from family, friends, and strangers was more than I could ever ask for. "
- an excerpt from Clara Benin's official website
Read Clara Benin's official statement here.
Watch Clara Benin's "Riverchild":
Stages Sessions presents "Coming Home: A Clara Benin Concert" happening on July 29, 2016 at Teatrino, Greenhills.
Ticket prices are as follows:
1,657.50 PhP - Level 1
1,045 PhP - Levels 2 & 3
731.50 PhP - Levels 4 & 5
Tickets go on sale on Sunday, July 10 at 8pm. Available here.
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Clara Benin, Keiko Necesario and Reese Lansangan
Acoustic, Indie Folk