Clips and pics of Pete Thomas playing folk music

Benji Kirkpatrick played his acoustic interpretations

of Jimi Hendrix's songs, accompanied by Pete Thomas

on Friday, September 18th

to mark 50 years since the great man's death

(start from 4.30)


New songs by Benji Kirkpatrick and the Excess...

Hiring Fair and Barefaced Lies were recorded despite the

group being separated by Covid-19

Jul-Aug 2020


Performing from home (Jun 2020):

Our personal version of the celtic song: Sí Bheag, Sí Mhór

Pete Thomas on bouzouki, Andrea Todesco on guitar

and Miriam Gallea on mandolin


Benji Kirkpatrick and the Excess are the guests on the

Tom Robinson Show, BBC6 Music

Feb 2020


Benji Kirkpatrick and the Excess in play ahead of their

Spring 2020 Gold Has Worn Away tour + poster for the same

See the Upcoming Gigs page for details.


Gold Has Worn Away by Benji Kirkpatrick & the Excess

is getting rave reviews - see the Discography page for links.

Here is the track In Your Cave (top) and a rehearsal session.

Watch the Upcoming Gigs page for details of their 2020 tour.


Listings poster for Benji Kirkpatrick and The Excess

Autumn 2019


The Vanguards play at the Crossover Bluegrass Festival
May 2019

The Vanguards feature on Country Hayride on, playing

Highway of Regret, River Take Me Away and Once in a Blue Moon

March 2019

(The 'super limited edition' EP is here)

The Vanguards perform at the Batch Cocktail Bar in Peckham

March 2019

Clip of Benji Kirkpatrick and The Excess performing at The Fleece Inn
Sep 2018

Megan Henwood and band play at Bunkfest

Wallingford, Sep 2018

The Vanguards play All I Ever Loved Was You

Sep 2018

Megan Henwood in play at the Henley Festival (July 2018)

Full account in the Henley Herald

Trailer for Vintage TV Sessions Episode 39

featuring Megan Henwood – April 2018

Megan Henwood 'Join The Dots' - Live at Henwood Studios
April 2018

The Vanguards perform two of the original tracks from their album
Royston Folk Club, Feb 2018

The Vanguards perform Highway of Regret by The Stanley Brothers

whilst on a songwriting retreat – Feb 2018

Three videos from Normafest, Jan 2018

Norma Waterson/Martin Carthy and the Gift Band


Megan Henwood's latest album River has been released (Nov 2017)
Watch the 'making of' video, then purchase/stream it via her website
"A worldly, mature work" ★★★★ - Guardian