Ben's Brother

Ben's Brother

PlugInMusic.com is giving away Ben's Brother's December 2007 Capitol release "Beta Male Fairytales" to one lucky fan. Enter now for your chance to win!

Do you know who provided the inspiration for The Knack’s 1979 smash-hit “My Sharona?” Or which hair-metal band wasn’t “fooling around” with its 1983 hit single? Can you name the artist that’s “bad to the bone?” Relentless Records/Capitol Music Group recording artist Ben’s Brother and Dentyne are asking fans to take a music trivia quiz to test their music knowledge.

Last September, Dentyne tapped Ben’s Brother’s hit single, “Kiss Me Again,” for its use in the much-talked-about Dentyne Ice “Frog Kiss” television commercial. The single has had remarkable digital sales success fueled largely by the commercial, which is currently airing during popular network primetime shows such as “American Idol,” “Lost,” “Gossip Girl,” “Lipstick Jungle,” “America’s Next Top Model” and “One Tree Hill,” among others.

Following the massive response to the advertising campaign, Dentyne and Ben’s Brother decided to further develop their relationship through an online campaign, free downloads and a music quiz.

Just for hanging out on the site, Dentyne is offering up the tracks “Kiss Me Again” and another fan favorite, “Let Me Out,” as free downloads via iTunes.

The quiz and free downloads are all part of a unique, multi-platform “widget,” which functions on Facebook, MySpace and other social networking pages, giving fans the opportunity to share it with friends and even grab it for their own homepages. Fans can grab it at http://www.bensbrotherdentyne.com/

Growing up in London, singer Jamie Hartman was known as Ben’s brother – Ben being his cricket-star elder brother. But that all changed with the December 2007 release of Ben’s Brother’s full-length debut, Beta Male Fairytales. Jamie and his band mates — Kiris Houston keyboards/guitar), Dan McKinna (bass), Dave Hattee (drums) and Tim Vanderkuil (guitar) — have received rave reviews for the album, which includes “Kiss Me Again” plus a dozen other equally irresistible compositions ranging from the old school soul of the anthemic “Rise” to gloriously vulnerable ballads such as “Let Me Out” (which was tapped for the Thanksgiving episode of the hit ABC series “Grey’s Anatomy”). “Hartman...knows his way around a beautiful chord progression and an emotive lyric,” said London’s Sunday Times, going on to describe the band’s songs as “immaculately rough-hewn.”

Congratulations to the winner, Tina Rath!