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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.

“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

London Album Launch Review

Click here to read Laura Cooney’s review of our album launch gig at The Green Note in London.

Folking.com – Ben Somers Tour Dates

Thanks to folking.com for this feature on my new album. Click here for the full article and tour dates.

BBC Celtic Heartbeat

Thanks to Frank Hennesey for playing tracks from my recent album on BBC Celtic Heartbeat.

Listen to the show here.

Entertainment Focus Interview/Album Feature

Thanks to Laura Cooney form Entertainment Focus for the feature on my forthcoming album. Had a nice time chatting and the interview will be online soon. Click here to read the whole piece.

Ben Somers to release debut solo album in September - Entertainment Focus copy.jpg

Brass Hysteria – Music For Change

We had a great gig on The Folkestone Harbour Arm last Saturday. It’s a beautiful setting and there will be gigs and concerts there throughout the summer. Here’s a clip from our gig.

Ben Somers String Band New Album/September Tour

Very excited about the release of the new album, the whole experience of making it at Tonehouse in Paris with Jean-Etienne Loose was wonderful. The guys in the string band Marius, Evan and Dorian  truly made the music come alive and I’m newly inspired every time I listen to it. Along with the guys there are some guest appearances from the old man Steve Somers and Burning Salt‘s Hannah Hull.  The vocals were produced and recorded by my good friend and bandmate Bobby Williams and then the final magic was woven by Josh Clark at Get Real Audio. I’m looking at releasing in a couple of months and am currently programming our September tour. We’ll be at The Didmarton Festival September 2nd, The Bank in Eye on the 5th and Norwich Sept 6th. Details on my gigs page and more dates to follow.
Heres the title track from the album ‘Poor Stuart’ taken from our tour of Europe last Summer.

Steve & Ben Norway/Wales

Summer is shaping up to be very exciting so far. We’ll be heading to The Black Mountains to play at Fire In The Mountain on June 2nd then on the way back down south we’ll be playing for the lovely people at The Hermon Chapel in Oswestry. On June 15th we’ll be heading over to Trondheim in Norway to play two gigs. June 15th at Antikvariatet, we’ll then head 80 or so Kilometres north to play the Slabberaset festival in Steinkjer on June 16th.

 
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