Hiring Fair

A video recorded separately in our homes in 2020, from the album Gold Has Worn Away. Mixed and edited by Matt Williams of Adventures in Audio. 

Barefaced Lies

A new song recorded separately in 2020, mixed and edited by Matt Williams of Adventures In Audio.


New music video for 'Barefaced Lies'.

Benji Kirkpatrick and The Excess

Whilst being at the heart of various successful bands, big band folk trailblazers Bellowhead; power folk trio Faustus; the Seth Lakeman band, Benji Kirkpatrick was making plans and writing material for his own project, which now takes the form of The Excess.  A trio: comprising of fellow Bellowhead band mate, Pete Flood on drums and Pete Thomas (Megan Henwood and Jackie Oates) on bass.

The band released their debut album GOLD HAS WORN AWAY on Westpark Music in December 2019 to critcal acclaim and are touring and playing festivals this year, check the live page for gig dates.

With Benji leading on bouzoukis - electric and acoustic - and guitar the band stoke up rhythm’s, riffs and uproarious, soaring melodies; sometimes cacophonous, sometimes stark and raw, sometimes sensitive, always powerful. . 

Opting for the classic power trio line up, Benji’s writing is brought to life with this fresh, vibrant sound and is propelled in an exciting new direction.

Visit the bands website here www.bkexcess.co.uk