GRANT GORDY & BEN SOMERS – DIGITAL OUTREACH
Saturday 8 May 2021 to Saturday 15 May 2021
‘I very much enjoyed the concert, and would love to visit Clonter Theatre in person again. The sound quality of the recorded show was excellent, even on my computer speakers!…Good luck with your future events.’
‘The set from Grant and Ben was great. The atmosphere was relaxed and informal. They are obviously great friends and enjoy working together, which comes over strongly. Their musicianship and choice of music was great. It was a lovely low key session. Cortados will always be Gortados in our house now. We will certainly see them live when we get the opportunity.’
Lin and Nick
This event will be available until Sat 15th May, midnight!
Due to Covid-19, Grant Gordy & Ben Somers were unable to come, as planned in 2020, but last year they treated the Clonter audience to a taste of what you were missing, with a number called ‘Please Don’t Talk About Me When I’m Gone’.
We are delighted this year to be able to share with you a longer version of their transatlantic collaboration, in a specially recorded half hour show for a Clonter audience, thanks to the powers of technology.
Ben Somers delighted a Ramsey Room Audience in the autumn of 2019 with his String Band, to rave reviews, begging the question as to when he would return.
Grant Gordy and Ben Somers have several years and many miles of music between them. Since being thrown together as teachers at ‘Sorefingers’ music camp in 2014, they have toured all around the world developing their exciting and dynamic style of music which is creatively and stylistically limitless yet steeped in tradition.
Alongside their respective solo careers Grant and Ben have recorded and toured with the likes of Kate Williams, Gareth Lockrane,Bruce Molsky, Dr John, Eliza Carthy, Dirk Powell, Taylor Swift, David Grisman, Seal, Darol Anger, Roberto Pla and many more. You can see more info on their releases, blogs and more at their websites below.
One of the most highly regarded young instrumentalists of his generation, NYC guitarist Grant Gordy held the guitar chair in the legendary David Grisman Quintet for six years. He’s also worked alongside such luminaries as Edgar Meyer, Steve Martin and Darol Anger.
“An exciting young player who, despite a plethora of influences, now sounds like nobody but himself.” – Fretboard Journal
London-based musician/composer Ben Somers sings and is superbly fluent on both saxophone and double bass. His credits include Seal, Dr John, Eliza Carthy, Roberto Pla, Gareth Lockrane, Kate Wiliams,Taylor Swift, St Paul & The Broken Bones and many more.
“It feels like he pulls the various strands of a diverse career together to one refined point.” – essentiallypop.com
‘Pay What You Feel’ Policy
Having presented our digital outreach programme for free for the first half of Covid-19, we are continuing to adopt a mechanism that is helping keep the prospect of theatres reopening globally a possibility, and that new content is purchased on a ‘Pay What You Feel’ basis. This also enables us to offer this FREE to Friends and Patrons of Clonter*.
Become a Friend – https://www.clonter.org/support-us/become-a-friend/
E-Tickets £5, £10, £20, FREE for Friends and Patrons of Clonter
There is no booking fee applicable for this event.
The link to the performance will be detailed on your e-ticket, which will be emailed to you upon purchase.
This event will be broadcast ‘live’ at 7pm on Saturday 8th May, but the show will be available for one week following broadcast.
If you have any queries, please contact our box office – firstname.lastname@example.org.
*If you are a Friend or Patron, a link will be sent to you the day before the event, i.e. it is not necessary for you to book.