Benji and the Excess Debut Album and Tour

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Whilst being at the heart of various successful bands, big band folk trailblazers Bellowhead; power folk trio Faustus; the Seth Lakeman band, Benji Kirkpatrick was making plans and writing material for his own project, which takes the form of The Excess.  A trio: comprising of fellow Bellowhead band mate, Pete Flood on drums with Pete Thomas(Megan Henwood and Jackie Oates) on bass.

With Benji leading on bouzoukis – electric and acoustic – and guitar the band stoke up rhythms, riffs and uproarious, soaring melodies; sometimes cacophonous, sometimes stark and raw, at times sensitive, always powerful.

The band release their debut album ‘Gold Has Worn Away’ on Westpark Records in September 2019 with accompanying tour.

The live show will also draw on material from Benji’s critically acclaimed Boomerang album as well as a choice selection from his 2015 release Hendrix Songs, re-interpretations of the work of one of his musical heroes, Jimi Hendrix.

Opting for the classic power trio line up, Benji’s writing is brought to life with this fresh, vibrant sound and is propelled in an exciting new direction.

September Tour Dates as follows:

10th – The Tin Music and Arts, Coventry

https://www.wegottickets.com/event/475576?fbclid=IwAR2nvoD97kt87BgHyeV3yA5qPOssDsJqwfKjX8GLf-zYk03KXkCDYw4MIIo#.XQy1mM3dr9A.link

12th – The Cumberland Arms, Newcastle-Upon-Tyne

https://www.wegottickets.com/event/475982?fbclid=IwAR3TvaXPtOlHvvL1gwoBdnGJK7Uy77Dtn4jUR5OT9kbyqCmQsw0_81BY7cI14th – RAOS Hall, Ripon, Yorkshire

https://www.wegottickets.com/event/475014?fbclid=IwAR2Vwmz7N9hJrGwiuA7-Jg2gc_KqpwAUNl3x_jiCFyEEFxLpbfMLRZ2SFWQ

17th – The Slaughtered Lamb, London

https://www.wegottickets.com/event/467934?fbclid=IwAR3-xL_7LlKqQhrdLPhJMV9yqwBb1Fkv7sSNhApy0_DvaAHbLANBtE4uUi8

18th – The Prince Albert, Stroud

https://www.ticketweb.uk/event/benji-kirkpatrick-and-the-excess-the-prince-albert-tickets/9373385?REFERRAL_ID=tmfeed&fbclid=IwAR3Yql0RuDUfDZvyjoDNjdcuaQa6ZFfb6BeTPsX-kG08SarQ5bln-u8t-FY19th – Latest  Music Bar, Brighton

https://www.wegottickets.com/event/475985?fbclid=IwAR0TeKhBI5vFsRm7G8RX2XZP3d3CaQ3Gef9OnN8o_EQcNEv_v0ETwA9gh_M

23rd – Ludlow Brewing Company, Ludlow, Shropshire

https://www.wegottickets.com/event/475983?fbclid=IwAR2F1Ci5tHA2P-uVNWM3fICE_dgrBHJ4I96ryPrqGv0t5Ew-dgpBAEI3_sM

24th – The Place, Bedford

http://www.theplacebedford.org.uk/

25th – The Railway Inn, Winchester

https://www.wegottickets.com/event/477318?fbclid=IwAR1g-UB7X0A8E4mZn8XFA6sakG6foQzslw8w3FpBZ8mDkHKnnfAs4cuvPY4 

You can read  Benji’s Blog on ‘Why this line-up? Why now? Why Gold?’ here:

Gestation of The Excess / Making the first album