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Benji is now managing his own live bookings, therefore for all enquiries including bookings please visit Benji’s website, contact him direct on and follow him on social media at the links below.

‘Multiple talents as a master musician of all things stringed (bouzouki, mandolin and tenor banjo) and pure, heartfelt vocals.’
Folk Radio

Benji Kirkpatrick is a singer, songwriter and musician. He has been performing solo for nearly 25 years. Benji’s new solo album of original material is due for release during Autumn 2023.

‘Multi instrumental virtuoso’
BBC Radio 6 Music

Well known as rythmic driver and key member of multiple BBC Radio 2 Folk Award winning big band, Bellowhead, Benji regularly collaborates with Seth Lakeman. He was one third of acclaimed ‘bloke folk’ trio, Faustus.

Benji’s Alt roots band, The Excess, is a three-piece power line-up comprising Joelle Barker on drums and Pete Thomas on bass.

The band released their debut album, Gold Has Worn Away, in 2019 to these reviews:

‘Loaded with Musical Vigour’
Northern Sky

‘A dynamic and powerful roots rock album for our age.’
FATEA Records Magazine

‘Persuasive and impressive…The glorious sound they make together is something rather special.’ 
Folk Radio

‘Formidable musicianship… highly recommended.’
Folk and Tumble

‘Serious message, deftly done.’
EDS Magazine

‘A five star album as golden as the CD sleeve.’