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Part of Derby Folk Festival
Benji Kirkpatrick presents The Hendrix Project
Thu 1 Oct 2015
Tickets: £15 More price information
Running Time: 1 hour 45 minutes - approximate, including any interval(s).
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Benji Kirkpatrick is a massive fan of Jimi Hendrix. His first musical icon.
A well-known performer on the UK folk scene, Benji embarks on a new solo project, reinterpreting the songs of Jimi Hendrix; stripping back the layers of guitar, the psychedelia, and the era, revealing the songs in their pure form.
Remembered for his pioneering, exceptional ability as a guitarist, on (and off) stage antics, Hendrix’s legacy extends to a wealth of great songs. Leaving behind the guitar altogether (Hendrix did that rather well…), Benji tackles his material on bouzouki, banjo and mandolin, and will perform the songs of Hendrix like you’ve never heard them before.
The live show will incorporate a first half of Benji’s own material, with the second half entirely dedicated to the Hendrix material and set against a specially commissioned visual backdrop. The Hendrix songs will feature on a new album, due for national release on 18 Sep 2015, marking 45 years since Hendrix’s death.
Benji Kirkpatrick is a founding member of both folk band Bellowhead, and acclaimed folk trio Faustus, and has worked and toured extensively with Seth Lakeman, Maddy Prior (the voice of Steeleye Span) and Oysterband. He has made three solo albums, and all have received much critical acclaim as well as radio play.
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