Benji Kirkpatrick performs ‘Hendrix Songs’

Date/Time Sun 08 Jul 2018 7:45 PM

Price Online - £12 + £1.20 booking fee; On The Door - £12


Benji Kirkpatrick (founder member of big band folk behemoth ‘Bellowhead’ and power folk trio ‘Faustus’) is a massive fan of Jimi Hendrix, his first musical icon.

Though immersed in folk tradition and a stalwart of the folk scene, Benji now takes the songs of Jimi Hendrix and re-interprets them; stripping back the layers of guitar, the psychedelia, the era and bringing them out in their pure form.

For behind the axe-wielding antics there’s also great writing which Benji reveals in lean acoustic visions of Hendrix as song-smith. Leaving behind the guitar altogether (Hendrix did that rather well…), Benji tackles the songs on bouzouki, banjo and mandolin, creating a unique approach and sound for this material.

Always respectful of the originals, whilst always looking for a new angle Benji performs the songs of Hendrix like you’ve never heard them before.

Incidentally, this will be the only ‘Hendrix Songs’ show Benji will perform this year.