July 2020


Benji Kirkpatrick and the Excess have managed to record a new song Barefaced Lies despite lockdown. Listen to it on the Folk page or see the Discography page for reviews of, and links to, their much celebrated album Gold Has Worn Away.


Media (Folk), Discography

June 2020


A little performance from lockdown: a personal take on the Irish folk song Sí Bheag, Sí Mhór – see the Folk page.


Media (Folk)

March 2020



Covid-19 has beaten us all
 but only in the short term!
Watch this space to see when my gig list starts up again, hopefully not too far in the future.



In the meantime the London Django Collective have released their fifth volume of music (Jeremie Coullon) and Benji Kirkpatrick and the Excess' Gold Has Worn Away has had another fine review. See the Discography page for details of both – good music to help while away self-isolation!


Bandcamp is currently waiving its fees, so for music bought that way more money goes to the musicians.


Unique, unmissable performances in March include Living Here? by Ayenai, set to gypsy jazz, and the long awaited return of The Album Project, bringing the music of a classic Rock year: 1973.

Upcoming Gigs, Discography


February 2020


Benji Kirkpatrick and The Excess are going on tour with their latest, widely praised, album Gold Has Worn Away. See the Upcoming Gigs page for listings and the Discography page for details of the reviews.


Also tune into BBC Radio 6's Tom Robinson Show on the evening of the 22nd to hear them perform. A version of the recording will appear on the Folk media page after it has aired.

Upcoming Gigs, Discography, Media (Folk)


January 2020


Pete Thomas is playing in the house band for the UK Americana Awards at the end of the month. See the Upcoming Gigs page.


The London Django Collective is releasing their fourth volume of music this month. See the Discography page for details & links.

Upcoming Gigs, Discography


December 2019


Gold has Worn Away by Benji Kirkpatrick & the Excess has received a cascade of glowing reviews!

See the Discography page for details and links, and check back for details of their upcoming tour.

Upcoming Gigs, Discography


November 2019



It's your last chance to see the Worry Dolls in 2019 as they conclude their tour at The Lexington on Friday November 8th

and launch their EP River

Upcoming Gigs, Discography


October 2019


The Bellville Hot Club are playing on Friday October 25th and twice on Saturday October 26th at the Metropole Festival Club as part of the Cork Jazz Festival

Upcoming Gigs



September 2019


The London Django Collective is releasing a series of musical volumes starting October 14th.

See the Discography page for updates and listen to the sample track Tiger Rag on the Jazz page.

Discography, Media - Jazz



August 2019


Benji Kirkpatrick and The Excess are touring in September ahead of the launch of their new album Gold Has Worn Away.

Hear them in play on the Folk page and find dates and links on the upcoming gigs page.

Links to buy Gold Has Worn Away are on the Discography page.

Upcoming Gigs, Discography, Media - Folk



June 2019


Lovers of Django Reinhardt living North of the border are in for a treat as Latchepen set off on their 'mostly Scottish tour' in August. See the upcoming gigs page for details.

Upcoming Gigs


Classic Rock magazine is featuring Revive It - title track of Silvervoid's latest EP – as one of the best tracks by a new band!

Check the Discography page for links to Silvervoid's EPs.


Classic Rock magazine post



April 2019


Bluegrass will be visiting the Emerald Isle when the Vanguards tour Ireland in May. Hear them in play on the Folk page and see the upcoming gigs page for dates and links.

Upcoming Gigs, Media - Folk


Gypsy jazz is sounding from Paris to London to Edinburgh as the Gonzalo Bergara Quintet tours this July.

Upcoming Gigs, Media - Jazz