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Ben Somers String Band

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

“Good Boy”-London Rehearsal

The Ben Somers String Band- 24/02/17 – Fun being back with friends from up north and across the pond. Off to Farnham in Kent tomorrow and London Monday .


Ben Somers String Band First Tour Rehearsal

So Marius and Dorian arrived via the ferry this evening to join Evan and I for food, drinks and catch up before our first (late) rehearsal. We’ll be playing our first gig on Saturday night in Farnham, Kent then The Harrison in London Monday night.


The Ben Somers String Band UK Tour

The Ben Somers String Band UK tour begins Feb 24th. 25/02/17 – The Sands Room Farnham, Kent. 27/02/17 – The Harrison , London. 28/02/17 – Soundout, Resonance FM. 01/03/17 – The Canteen Bristol. 02/03/17 – The Lord Nelson Inn Brighton. 03/03/17 – The 3 Horseshoes Towersey, Oxfordshire. 04/03/17 -Village Hall Catsfiled, SussexSee gigs page for tickets/details

The Ben Somers String Band – I’ve Lived a Lot / The Hangman’s Reel

The Ben Somers String Band – I’ve Lived a Lot in my Time / Hangman’s Reel from Bobby Williams on Vimeo.

The Ben Somers String Band perform a medley of ‘I’ve Lived a Lot in my Time’ and ‘Hangman’s Reel’.

Ben Somers – bass & lead vocals

Dorian Ricaux – guitar

Evan Davies – mandolin

Marius Pibarot – fiddle

Cameras, edit, sound and mix by Bobby Williams

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