and Benji Kirkpatrick have been instrumental in the English music revival
of the last ten years, and have worked together in a number of capacities
since they first met in 1996, in both the UK and Europe . As a duo they
have performed at festivals and clubs, and facilitated workshops for many
community projects in schools, old people's homes and prisons under the
auspices of music charity Live Music Now.
both members of the acclaimed big band Bellowhead (Best Live Act, BBC Radio
Folk 2 Awards 2005), and innovative trio Faustus with Saul Rose (Waterson:Carthy,
Kings of Calicutt).
Sartin is a hugely versatile musician counting
Belshazzars Feast and Christchurch Cathedral Choir as well as Dr Faustus
amongst his past ‘bands’! As well as working with Faustus he is an integral
part of bellowhead lending oboe, fiddle, vocals and his inimitable ‘jazz
mc’ technique and dress sense to the group.
as Choral Scholar at Oxford , Paul completed a Masters degree in
traditional music at Newcastle University in 2005, and is engaged in academic
work, research and teaching. He plays with Paul Hutchinson in the English
traditional duo The 2 Pauls, has sung extensively in English choral music,
most notably in the cathedrals of Oxford and Winchester , and conducts
the Andover Museum Loft Singers.
Guitar, bouzouki and vocals Well-known as
a soloist and with two solo albums under his belt, Benji has recently
been working with Seth Lakeman (Nationwide Mercury Prize Nominee 2005).
He has performed and recorded alongside such luminaries as the Oysterband,
Eliza Carthy, Cara Dillon and Jim Moray. Having studied performing arts
at college, he has worked with West Midlands based touring company Pentabus,
as well as composing the music for Tim Plester’s stage western Yellow Longhair