‘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.
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
Its looking like we’ll be playing a beautiful little festival in Steinkjer , North of Trondheim in Norway this June and it got me thinking about the music of Annlaug Borsheim. Here’s a medley of two tunes which will feature on the new studio album. Annlaug, from Norway wrote the second tune ‘Fasiken’, Fasiken is actually a Swedish word for……well you look it up. We filmed this video at La Sonora De Gracia in Barcelona during a tour last year.
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.
As part of ‘Friday Tonic’ We’ll be playing in The Royal Festival Foyer on June 2nd 2017 at 5:30pm
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.