The Bony King of Nowhere
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The Bony King of Nowhere is the project of composer Bram Vanparys and singer-songwriter from Ghent, Belgium. Between 2009 and 2012, Vanparys released three albums as The Bony King Of Nowhere: Alas My Love (2009), Eleonore (2011) and The Bony King Of Nowhere.Read More...
In 2015 he re-surfaced with a fourth album under the moniker Bony King.
His honest music, characterized above all by Bram’s distinctive voice, claims your heart straight away. Songs are built on melodic backing vocals, guitars and sound layers, as well as the frequent use of unconventional percussion inspired by the Brazilian Tropicália Movement from the 1960s. His lyrics are often theatrical: the virgin Mary addressed by a dying man exalting death from his deathbed (“Maria”), the sunset pictured in a puppet’s world (“The Sunset”), the concept of despair painfully anatomized in the schizophrenia theme from the closing song “My Invasions”. Not your usual love-theme singer, that's for sure.
The universal, yet very wayward character of Bram’s music already perplexed both media and
Top SongsTotal plays on Last.fm over the last 6 months
- Going Home - 22,638 plays
- Sleeping Miners - 18,624 plays
- Eleonore - 18,128 plays
- The Garden - 18,885 plays
- The Sunset - 26,170 plays
- Girl From The Play - 17,683 plays
- Hear Them Calling - 13,904 plays
- Some are Fearful - 13,674 plays
- The Poet - 13,389 plays
- Alas My Love - 22,625 plays