Benny Tipene to open for American Authors

JESS MCALLEN
Last updated 10:48 30/07/2014
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BUSY BENNY: Since The X-Factor last year, the "Prince of Palmy" has shifted to Auckland, signed with Sony Entertainment, released an EP and performed at high-profile music festivals around the country.

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Benny Tipene will perform with American Authors and Andy Grammer in Auckland in September.

Tipene, from Palmerston North, shot to local fame after appearing on New Zealand's The X Factor.

He signed with Sony Music after the competition and released his debut EP, Toulouse, in February.

Brooklyn-based alt rock band American Authors are known for their debut song, Best Day of My Life.

Santa Monica's Grammer was the first male artist to hit the top 10 on Billboard's adult pop chart in America with his first two singles, Keep Your Head Up and Fine by Me.

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