The Shed challenges listeners with an ever-changing list of performers that the minds behind Smitty’s have curated to entertain and enlighten. You may think that going to see a classical accordionist or Indian Sarod player is out of your comfort zone, but trust that the Smitty’s team won’t lead you astray. The Shed is always forward thinking, but most importantly, always good.
Steve Somers started as a young singer/songwriter in the London Folk Clubs of the 60’s. 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 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.
After years of playing together, Ben and Steve 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.