• Shoulder

    Debut EP out now


    'Just amazing' Tom Robinson

  • RELEASES

    'Shoulder' EP

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    ‘Shoulder’ (release date 1st April 2022) is the debut release from South London based vocal duo ‘Ben and Dom’. This collection of 6 original songs has grown out of their close friendship, a shared love of harmony singing and a common desire to explore the themes of male identity and expression through their songwriting. Ben takes the high notes, and Dom the low notes, as the intricate blend of their voices weave around the harmonies. Their lyrics touch on friendship, mental struggle, the idea of male beauty, and aim to challenge the stereotypes of what it means for two men to sing together in this modern day.

     

    Credits
     
    Songs written and sung by Ben & Dom
    Recorded & mixed by Sam Coates
    Mastered by Peter Beckmann
     
    Cover art by Rosanna Morris
     
    Additional voices on From One Man To Another:
    David Allred, Jamie Doe, Freddie Hodkin, Josh Madine, Camilo Menjura, Raoul Neumann, Ed Randell, Philip Read, Chris Samuel, Stephen Taberner

    Supported by Arts Council England
  • Gigs

    11th June, Magpie's Nest, London

    TICKETS Nest Collective @ Shipwright's Palace

    18th June: Ben Rhydding, Yorkshire - workshop & concert

    28th July - 1st August: Cambridge Folk Festival

    23rd Sept, 8pm: The Fiztrovia Chapel, London

    (Tickets available late May)

  • Past gigs

    10/5/2022 Support for Tom Robinson Band @ The Boileroom

    6/05/2022 FOCUS Wales showcase

    26/03/22 Ben & Dom at The Normansfield Theatre SOLD OUT

  • Workshops

    18th June Ilkley, Yorkshire - workshop & concert

    (afternoon workshop & evening concert) TICKETS

    Fellow choir leader Keely Hodgson is hosting us for an afternoon workshop & evening concert at St John's in Ben Rhydding, Yorkshire.

    9th July Wild Singing - South London

    2.00-6.30pm
    BOOKING OPEN NOW!
     

    Join us for an afternoon of walking & singing. We’ve found a lovely spot just south of London ideal for stretching those legs and throwing our voices into the wind.

    25th Sept Lewes - singing workshop

    + informal concert 2-6pm TICKETS
     

    An afternoon of fun & inclusive singing in Lewes's All Saints community centre. Ben & Dom will give an informal performance following the workshop. 

    2nd Oct Norwich - singing workshop

    + informal concert 2-6pm TICKETS
     

    An afternoon of fun & inclusive singing in the beautiful Octagon Chapel. Ben & Dom will give an informal performance following the workshop.

    4-6th Nov Singing weekend - Cirencester

    (begins Friday 19.00pm | ends Sunday 13.00)
    BOOKING OPEN NOW!

    Join us for a weekend of singing in the beautiful setting of Bingham Hall, Cirencester (‘The Capital Of The Cotswold’). This will be an inclusive and fun-filled weekend bursting with harmony.

  • Wild Singing

    Saturday July 9th

    2.00-6.30pm

     

    TICKETS

     

    Join us for an afternoon of walking & singing.

    We’ve found a lovely spot just south of London ideal for stretching those legs and throwing our voices into the wind.
     

    We’ll climb a hill, get lost in the woods and sing songs along the way. This round trip will take us into nature and bring us together in song.
     

    £22.50
     

    We don’t want finances to be a barrier to taking part, please get in touch if you need an alternative arrangement.

     

    Details

    Meet: Coulsdon South (national rail) 1.45pm (we leave at 2pm prompt)
     

    Return: We aim to be back at Coulsdon South by 6.30pm
     

    Route: We will be walking ~6km including some ups and downs. We will move at a sensible pace and stop along the way to sing, rest & take in the surroundings. This walk is an intermediate level of difficulty, if you have any questions about the route/terrain then please get in touch.
     

    Bring: Come prepared for the weather, including suitable footwear, coat, water & snacks.

    There will be a toilet stop on the way / way back

     

    We’d like this to be an adventure so we don’t want to give too much away, however if you have any concerns or queries please feel free to contact us for more information.
     


    Disclaimer
    - We will be singing together whatever the weather. This event will go ahead unless the forecast predicts a significant hazard
    - In the unlikely event that we have to cancel or postpone we will contact you directly and offer a new date or a refund.
    - Tickets are non-refundable, but can be transferred to another person. To transfer a ticket, send us the name of the person who will replace the original ticket buyer.
  • Videos

    'The Quiet Joys of Brotherhood'

    By Richard Fariña

    ‘The Quiet Joys of Brotherhood’ is a beautiful poem by Richard Fariña which he later set to the tune of an Irish air.

    'Children of Darkness'

    By Richard & Mimi Fariña

    Filmed in the later stages of the 2020 lockdown in Sydenham Hill Woods, south London

    'Cobweb of

    Dreams'

    Joy Masefield & Leon Rosselson

    This song was bought to our attention by the late and great Roy Bailey.

    'The Ways'

    By Allred & Broderick

    A song about kindness.

    'Let The Circle Be Wide'

    By Tommy Sands

    A welcoming song.

    'Bright Morning Star'

    Appalachian trad.

  • Book tickets

  • Ben & Dom

    Ben & Dom (Ben See & Dominic Stichbury) are a singing duo from south London. Ben takes the high notes and Dom takes the low notes (most of the time). The intricate blend of their harmonies comes from a close friendship and shared love of singing together. They weave their voices around songs old and new, performing original material alongside new interpretations of folk songs. Their lyrics touch on friendship, nature and what it means for two men to sing together in this modern day.

     

    Choirs

    Ben and Dom are experienced choir leaders and community musicians, and have been sharing their love of group singing for many years. The two met through the community choir scene, and are passionate advocates for singing and the positive effect it can have on our lives.

     

    Ben and Dom are available for performances and to lead singing workshops at events, festivals and gatherings of all shapes and sizes - from open fields to concert halls. Please feel free to get in touch for more information.

     

    benanddomsing(at)gmail.com