Musician | Composer | Arranger

Ben Somers’ Brass Hysteria on Rock Creature Records

To conicide with Rock Creature Records releasing the album we’ll playing upstairs at Ronnie Scott’s in Soho this Sunday April 9th 2017’%20type=’text/javascript

The Henhouse Rag – Steve & Ben Somers Country Band

This tune (by me) is the final video from our shoot with Bobby Williams. We’ll be at The Green Note in Camden on June 17th 2017.

<p><a href=”″>The Steve &amp; Ben Somers Country Band – Henhouse Rag</a> from <a href=”″>Bobby Williams</a> on <a href=””>Vimeo</a&gt;.</p>

Steve @ Ben @ The Green Note , London

We’ ll be at the beautiful Green Note in Camden, London on June 17th.

Brass Hysteria on The Southbank June 2nd

As part of ‘Friday Tonic’ We’ll be playing in The Royal Festival Foyer on June 2nd 2017 at 5:30pm

Brass Hysteria

Sitting In With The Time-Jumpers

Still one of my proudest and scariest moments to date. Whilst on tour with Seal I managed to catch one of my favourite bands, The Time-Jumpers when we stopped in Nashville. They were an incredibly  nice bunch of people and gracious enough to let me sit in for a couple of tunes.

Brass Hysteria @ Ronnie Scotts 9/04/17

We’ll be bringing our own brand of brass hysteria back to ‘Upstairs @ Ronnies’ on April 9th.

Tickets available here –

Fasiken – BS String Band

So we played the 2017 London Fiddle Convention where we heard this Norwegian fiddle tune by Annlaug Børsheim for the first time. Thanks to master fiddler Sam Proctor for introducing us to such great music.



The Ben Somers String Band

Original and traditional , bluegrass, old time and modern acoustic music. The band comprises four musicians from around Europe and is led by London based musician Ben Somers who has worked with the likes of Seal, Dr John, Dizzee Rascal, Bruce Molsky, Taylor Swift, Dirk Powell and more.

Ben Somers – double bass/sax/vocals- London
Evan Davies – Mandolin/Vocals-Leeds
Marius Pibarot – Fiddle/Vocals-Paris
Dorian Ricaux – Guitar/Vocals -Lyons


BS Bluegrass 1

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