Bhi Bhiman’s songs traverse R&B, power pop, socially conscious folk, and even hints of country and rockabilly. His sweetly lilting voice conjures the late Curtis Mayfield, while his insights into the human condition recall Woody Guthrie and Bob Dylan at their best. He has covered Dire Straits’ “Walk of Life” (a performance immortalized in an Apple Watch ad) and sung his soulful “Moving to Brussels” in a video with comic Keegan-Michael Key. Bhiman continues to explore political and personal issues in deeply human songs that are witty and wise. Hear him and become a fan for life.
Bhi Bhiman, Lead Vocals and Rhythm Guitar
Damien Verrett, Lead Guitar and Keyboards
Akie Bermiss, Keyboards
Oscar Westesson, Bass
Attis Clopton, Drums
Event DurationThe program will last approximately 90 minutes without intermission.
Late Nights at Zankel Hall
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Bhi Bhiman is an American singer, songwriter, and producer. Known for his clever lyrics and powerful voice, he has earned the praise of artists and critics alike. He has toured and collaborated with a diverse range of musicians from Rhiannon Giddens to the late Chris Cornell, as well as comedians like Keegan-Michael Key (of Key & Peele). Bhiman’s mix of humor and soul earned him the comparison of “Richard Pryor meets Curtis Mayfield”—a compliment he doesn’t take lightly. Bhiman is currently working on his third album, which will be released later this year.