The Steve & Ben Somers Country Band [UK]

Steve & Ben Somers, after years of playing together have found a group of musicians that have
inspired them to form ’The Steve & Ben Somers Country Band’ . The new recording
from Steve & Ben Somers , “The Highway Is My Home” is a collection of Americana,
Western Swing and Country old and new, sung and yodelled in harmony


Steve Somers started as a young singer/songwriter in the London Folk Clubs of the 60’s.
In 1975 he won a national TV talent show called ‘New Faces’, after which he joined British
hit pop/folk group ‘The Settlers’ and appeared on National and international TV, radio and
records. Steve played for Skiffle Legend Lonnie Donegan, Cockney chart topper Joe Brown,
American Legend Johnny Tillotson, sung on TV behind British legend Lulu, Don Everly and
toured with Glen Campbell, Johnny Cash, Billy Jo Spears whilst still performing and
broadcasting with his own band
Ben Somers was practically ‘born in the dressing room’ and grew up listening to his Dad
Steve from the side of the stage.Ben made his own way in music and after completing a
degree in Jazz on the saxophone, he was rapidly in demand as a composer, arranger and
session player on various instruments, recordings and performing live around the world. Hs
recent employers have included ‘Seal’, Dr John (Celebrated New Orleans pianist/singer),
Taylor Swift, Dizzee Rascal and many others. Alongside the pop and jazz world Ben can be
seen playing Bluegrass with some of the UK and USA’s top players, touring both sides of the
Atlantic and across Europe