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‘Oh Wow’ sax solo live at The 606 Jazz Club

The Old Sexton – Eliza Carthy/Dave Delarre/Ben Somers

‘The Old Sexton’ live at Eliza Carthy’s Restitute album launch at Cecil Sharp House. Eliza Carthy – Voice/Fiddle Dave Delarre – Guitar Ben Somers – Double Bass. We’ll touring in November/December so watch this space.

Steve & Ben Somers Live in London

We’ve got a busy couple of months ahead. We’ll be hitting The Prince Albert in New Cross March 3rd to play a show for the excellent ‘Good Evening Arts then we playNorth London’s favourite Honky-Tonk, The Prince Alfred on March 22nd. Here’s a clip from a show we played at Kansas Smitty;s jazz club last year, Buck Owens’ ‘My Heart Skips A Beat’

Steve & Ben Somers Live at Zedel

A packed show at Brasserie Zedel’s cabaret venue ‘The Crazy Coqs’. If you haven’t visited this place it’s a must. It’s in the heart of Soho and always a fun night.

Eliza Carthy ‘Restitute’ Release and Album Launch

I was very pleased to be asked to play on Eliza’s new album ‘Restitute‘. The album is predominantly solo but my good friend Dave Delarre and I got to play on two tracks. The Album launch will be on February 14th at Cecil Sharp House in London.

Songlines- “an extraordinary acoustic album”

Thanks to Songlines magazine for a great review of my album ‘Poor Stuart’

Live Highlights/Poor Stuart

Poor Stuart by Ben Somers available now.

“An extraordinary acoustic album” – Songlines

“Somers’ voice oozes country charisma” – Maverick Magazine

“A joy to behold….boy can he come up with a tune” – Folk Radio UK 

 

“Wonderful” Thank Folk For That. 

“Exquisite!” Nick Baraclough,-  BBC Radio

Steve & Ben New Album Session

It’s nice to be understood…

Very occasionally, without any prompting, someone writes about your music in a way that you always hoped. Thanks to Danny Neill at Folk Radio UK for a lovely review.

My favourite quote from the review:

Well, the cover images show him to be a heads up, can-do sort of chap. The kind of house guest who wouldn’t mind helping with the washing up.”

Read the full review here.

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