‘Multiple talents as a master musician of all things stringed (bouzouki, mandolin and tenor banjo) and pure, heartfelt vocals.’
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’
‘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.’
‘Formidable musicianship… highly recommended.’
Folk and Tumble
‘Serious message, deftly done.’