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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.

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.

Review “Ben Somers Live at De Melkbus”

A glowing review of the String Band’s recent live album. Thanks to Chris Couregan at The Brewgrass Chronicle for featuring in his blog and also reviewing for The British Bluegrass Music Association.

Brass Hysteria Upstsirs @ Ronnies Scott’s

We’ll be tearing it up once again this Sunday, February the 11th starting at 8pm. You can find tickets here.

http://player.believe.fr/v2/3614974775627

String Band ‘Live in The Netherlands’

Today is the release of my new live album. The album features my brothers in music Evan Davies on mandolin, Dorian Ricaux on guitar and Marius Pibarot on fiddle. The album was recorded live at De Melkbus in Dordrecht  in The Netherlands by the brilliant Marc Burger . 

We’ve got a few gigs coming up over the next few months. February 2nd at The North Nineteen in Archway, London, February 3rd at London Remixed Festival.

You can find the album here 

 

 

https://player.believe.fr/v2/3614979718261

Steve & Ben UK dates

We’ve got some great gigs coming up around the UK over the next couple of months. On October 28th we’ll be at The Louis Marchesi in Norwich (tickets available here). The evening has been organised by the great duo Zuppardi & Clark who’ll be opening up for us. On November 2nd we’ll be playing the renowned Kansas Smitty’s in London (tickets available here). December 16th we’ll be in Portsmouth for Square Roots Christmas Bash at The Square Tower, tickets available here

 

Ben Somers’ Brass Hysteria OUT NOW

Listen/Download the album here

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The Ben Somers String Band Euro Tour Sept/Oct 2017

We’ll be getting together to trek across Europe once more beginning in London on September 30th at The Green Note . We’ll then be heading over to The Netherlands, Belgium, France and Spain. Catch us at one of the gigs listed below.

Sept

30th – The Green Note. Camden, London

Oct

3rd – Matrix . Rotterdam, Netherlands.

4th – Dordrecht, Netherlands

5th – Gitanes. Antwerp, Belgium.

6th – Cowboy Up Steakhouse Waardamme, Belgium.

8th – La Peniche Anako Paris, France. (6pm show)

9th – Cevennes TBC

10 – TBC

11 – Le Trinque Fougasse Montpellier, France.

12th – La Sonora de Gràcia Barcelona, Spain.

13th – El Barn D’en Greg Rubi (nr Barcelona), Spain.

14th – Toulouse TBC

The Peregrines at La Roche Bluegrass Festival ‘Rocky Island’

https://www.facebook.com/theperegrinesband/videos/767113410135176/

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