Kenn gig for Swedish star

PUBLISHED: 08:00 31 March 2015

Benjamin Folke Thomas. Photo by Kirstie Handley.

Benjamin Folke Thomas. Photo by Kirstie Handley.

Kirstie Handley

MUSIC fans are in for a treat when Swedish singer/songwriter Ben Folke Thomas plays at Kenn Village Hall on April 23.

The concert has been organised by Clevedon resident Jon Earl, who is famous for his popular Songs From The Shed video concerts featuring some well-known artists performing in his garden shed.

The performance is part of Benjamin’s 11-date UK tour which marks the release of his latest album, Rogue State of Mind, to be released in May.

Although now based in his native Sweden, Benjamin lived in London for many years and built a substantial following by playing large and small venues across the UK, ranging from Glastonbury Festival to Jon’s shed.

Jon said: “Ben is an electrifying performer.

“He’s got a really characterful voice and he’s a great finger-guitarist. I am delighted to be introducing him to a Somerset audience.”

Last year Benjamin travelled to Nashville with legendary radio presenter Bob Harris as part of a BBC Introducing initiative.

Bob said: “Ben can really hold an audience so catch his show if you can and enjoy his instrumental virtuosity, sophisticated songwriting and passionate vocals.”

Tickets, priced at £10, can be purchased from

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