Here it is, as promised! This morning the release of the very first Benbros album. Today also marks the birthday of my brother Supawal, and the 10th anniversary of Carla and I moving to France! You can download a selection of tracks from our album for free this morning at the link below. Wishing you all a fabulous day.
With the release of our first album “Friday’s Child”, just over a week away, we’ve been asked what sort of shizz is it? Here is a taster of type of shizz it iz! This track will give you the idea, and although it won’t appear on the album you can download it for free! Please give us a like, share it, and leave a comment.
Me and my brother… “Benbros” have an album of original compositions coming out soon! Here is one of the early cover designs….we didn’t use it.
Not twisted, or fire, just “Starter”……from the August recording sessions with Supawal. I hope you like it. You gotta play it loud! 🙂
Last Thursday we played Devant Les Halles in Anguoleme city centre (Outside the Blues Rock Cafe. It was ‘Madame Blanc and Friends’…..a ‘put together just for the gig’ band…we had great ‘no rehearsal fly by seat of pants’ fun, and a few strong beers! 🙂
Saturday was a private party with Jazz a la Carte. A very different night, though still great fun. We played from 8pm until midnight with a 30 minute break! A real workout!
…..and still to come in September, a solar powered gig, and a gig at a nudist camp! I kid you not! 🙂
Here’s the details…
16th September, Friday 8pm, La Caverne 14 rue Montebe?lo 86500 Montmorillon.
17th September, Saturday 8pm, Auberge du Noyer, La Brousse, Londigny 16700.
20th September, Tuesday 8pm, Camping Creuse Nature, Route de Betete, Boussac 23600.
24th September, Saturday, Private party. Solar Power!
Here is a cover version of Jess Roden’s ‘Stay in Bed’. Recorded here in France, one late night in August. Madame Blanc on vocals, Andrew ‘Supawal’ Bennet on drums, Serge Baudot on bass, me on guitars. If you like it, please comment and share it……
Supawal my brother was over for a visit last weekend. We had a great weekend. No cycling, but plenty of beer and music. Here’s a couple of compositions that we put together….I hope you like them.
Funk 15, from an original idea by Supawal with Tim Bragg on Flute, and Serge Baudot on Bass….
F NIK2 with Supawal on Drums, Dave Purple on harmonica and bottleneck guitar. From and original idea by stratobiker :-)….
August is super busy, as usual….I’m really looking forwards to getting stuck into these.
31st July, The Sugaree Band, Auberge de l’Argentour, Nanteuil-en-Vallée, 16700
1st Saturday – Jazz a la Carte – Private function.
2nd Sunday 12noon- Jazz a la Carte – Green Man Inn, Charroux, 86250
7th Friday 8pm- Jazz a la Carte – La Petite Fontaine, La Dorat, 87210
8th Saturday 8pm- Jazz a la Carte – Bar de la Fontaine, Gouex, Poitou-Charentes
13th Thursday – Jazz a la Carte – Private function.
14th Friday – Jazz a la Carte – La Meteorite, Rochechouart 87600
15th Saturday 8pm- Jazz a la Carte – Au Reflet des Limousines, Ecuras 16220
16th Sunday 5pm- Jazz a la Carte – Le Soleil Couchant, Verneuil, 16310
21st Friday 8pm- Jazz a la Carte – Le Repos, Lac du Mondon, Cromac, 87
23rd Sunday- Jazz a la Carte – “Grande Braderie”, Ruffec town centre, all day…
11am Place d’Armes, Hotel de Ville
3pm Rue Jean Jaurès/Rue du Chenais
5pm Place Aristide Briand
27th Thursday – Bennetti’s Jazz n Blues Club – Le Soleil Couchant, Plan d’Eau, Verneuil, 16310.
28th Friday 8pm- Jazz a la Carte – Café de le Gare, Gourville 16170
29th Saturday 8pm- Jazz a la Carte – Auberge du Noyer, La Brousse, Londigny 16700
30th Sunday 12noon- Jazz a la Carte – La Charrette, Benest 16350
Somewhere, from a long time ago….a half remembered tune.
The other day, I’m just walking along, hardly a single thought passing, and a half remembered tune comes into my head, and stays there. Half remembered from a long time ago. Somewhere in the 70s! I’m not even sure I remember it correctly. When I got home, I worked out the melody and the chords, and put this recording together. The picture carefully chosen for this tune. I hope you like it.
Recorder with a Japanese Fender Stratocaster, through a Fender clean amp channel, with compression, delay, and reverb.