Agent: Mike Leahy
“What a voice Bhi Bhiman has: full-bodied and brawny but delicate” -The New York Times
“There’s a Flight of the Conchords-style mischief to Bhiman’s writing: a mix of folk oddities, social outrages and sticky black humour” – Drowned in Sound
Bhi Bhiman is an American singer/songwriter. His musical style has drawn a diverse range of comparisons from Rodriguez and Woody Guthrie to Nina Simone and Bill Withers. An accomplished guitarist and clever lyricist, it is Bhiman’s unique voice that truly sets him apart. The Washington Post’s Bill Friskics-Warren has said, “what strikes you first about Bhi Bhiman’s music is his voice — a keening, gender-neutral yawp that’s as earthy as it is ethereal, as puckish as it is wise.”
Since the release of his debut album in 2012, Bhiman has toured extensively with artists as diverse as the comparisons he evokes; from Chris Cornell to the Carolina Chocolate drops. He’s performed on the stages of Bonnaroo and Outside Lands and earned a standing ovation at Carnegie Hall. A performance Rolling Stone called “the most memorable performance of the night, his vocals giving off a haunted air that left the crowd speechless.” Behind the scenes, Bhi has enjoyed writing for other artists like Stax legend William Bell and hip hop group The Coup.
In May, Bhiman will release his follow-up LP, Rhythm & Reason, produced by Sam Kassirer (Lake Street Dive, Josh Ritter). The 10-song album reveals more of his soul and R&B influences yet maintains the singer/songwriter tradition for which Bhiman is known.