Clips and pics of Pete Thomas playing folk music
Bluegrass Today interview with The Vanguards
Bluegrass Beyond Borders:
Benji Kirkpatrick and the Excess play
Barefaced Lies, The Magic Square and Fire by the Lake
Ripon Arts Hub, April 2023
Benji Kirkpatrick and the Excess new line-up, Autumn 2022
drummer Joelle Barker joins Benji and Pete
The Vanguards appearing in The Bluegrass Standard
link to article
The Vanguards perform a track, Crocus Valley Breakdown from
their new album South of the River at The Long Road festival
Benji Kirkpatrick played his acoustic interpretations
of Jimi Hendrix's songs, accompanied by Pete Thomas
on Friday, September 18th 2020
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
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
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.