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About Ben Somers

Saxophonist, double bassist, singer & composer Ben Somers, was basically born in ‘the dressing room’, his father, Steve was and still is an active musician who has played with the likes of Glenn Campbell, Don Everly, Billie Jo Spears, Diane Solomon, Frank Ifield, Lonnie Donegan, Freddie Weller. Inspired massively by his father, plus the likes of Sonny Rollins, Willie Nelson, cellist Rushed Eggleston and Dr John, Ben has been playing music since the age of 16. Brought up around folk, country and bluegrass but having studied jazz, he is as at home on the jazz scene as he is on the folk scene, has released several albums of original material and has acted as collaborator and sideman to many others. Releases include 2015’s New Orlean’s inspired album Brass Hysteria, two albums made with his Dad under The Steve & Ben Somers Country Band in 2016 & 2019, 2020 he released Live At De Melkbus – a live bluegrass album & 'Poor Stuart' recorded with his string band. 2021 has seen several releases 'Two Cities' with Josephine Davies, Phil Robosn & Christine Tobin & 'Dysfunction' with Rob Updegraff & Wes Gibbens.Ben tours constantly with credits including Seal, Eliza Carthy,Taylor Swift, Dr John, Bruce Molsky, Darol Anger, Dub Colossus and more.

Musical instruments & styles


Vocals, Woodwind, Double Bass


Bluegrass, Jazz, Folk

Audio tracks