Bemis
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Bemis

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Mar
22
Bemis @ EDGE OF THE WEDGE

SOUTHSEA, Not Applicable, United Kingdom

SOUTHSEA, Not Applicable, United Kingdom

Mar
08
Bemis @ JOHNSTOCK

LITTLEHAMPTON, Not Applicable, United Kingdom

LITTLEHAMPTON, Not Applicable, United Kingdom

Feb
23
Bemis @ JUNKYARD SHOW - HAVANA BAR

PORTSMOUTH, Not Applicable, United Kingdom

PORTSMOUTH, Not Applicable, United Kingdom

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Music

Press


A recent quote about Bemis:

"The second Special guest was Bemis - who also performed for 1 hour. It was a great set with plenty of enthusiasm from both the duo and enormous crowd who turned up to see Gareth and Ritchie demonstrate their great songwriting skills, tight harmonies and brilliant guitar work. Well done and good luck for 2007." Nick Courtney


- MySpace.com


In July 2007, Bemis played at the Catch Beachclub in Phuket, Thailand for 5 weeks - 6 nights a week, four hour sets each night.
We loved that experience and have used it to develop our style and our repertoire.

"Thank you Bemis for your excellent performance during your one month residency at our outlet 'Catch Beach Club' in Phuket, Thailand. Our guests enjoyed their visits very much. Your friendly and warm approach to the audience as well as to music made many come back for more. Again thanks and best wishes for your musical careers.”

Miguel Kirjon, Director of Entertainment, Twin Palms Phuket Resort
- MySpace.com


http://outofthebelew.blogspot.com/2007/09/let-me-introduce-you-to-bemis.html

Bemis!

"The musical marvel brought to you by Gareth Howells and Ritchie Leo.

Gareth and Ritchie are two friends that have
pooled their collective experience to bring out their own take on the "acoustic duo" format. Both play guitar, with Ritchie filling the sound with a twelve string acoustic. Both have decades of playing behind them, with their friendship and commitment making their vocal harmonies tight and expressive.

In their live sets, they play a wide range of other material besides the long list of songs they've written themselves. These range from rock n roll songs from the fifties; acoustic rock from people like Crosby, Stills and Nash, and Simon and Garfunkel; pop artists like the Beatles, the Everly Brothers, Prince, Peter Gabriel and David Gray; artist from the roots tradition like Richard Thompson, Loudon Wainwright, John Denver and Tracy Chapman.

These artists that they cover are influences in their own music, and their lyrics inspire them to write about how we relate to eachother and what matters in life. Live, Bemis can show the dynamics of their sound, the passion in their performance and the pleasure they want to share from what they do."

This is taken direct from their website over on 'my space', where you can go and listen to tracks from their incredible new acoustic album entitled "Time Enough At Last".

Check it out, I'm certain you won't be disappointed. - http://outofthebelew.blogspot.com


http://outofthebelew.blogspot.com/2007/11/bemis-revisited-and-updated.html

Gareth and Ritchie have now uploaded video's of their various performances on YouTube.....

Both of these video's were recorded whilst the guys were playing the 'Catch Beach Club' at the Twin Palms Resort on Surin Beach, in Phuket, Thailand - for the month of July, 2007.
This is Gareth and Ritchie's truly excellent CD...... 'Time Enough At Last' that is now available through their MySpace site.... If you haven't already checked out their brilliant music, you should do so immediately. You won't be disappointed! - http://outofthebelew.blogspot.com


"you've gotta see bemis. the songs churn into little hurricanes, the sweet parity of their vocals so reminiscent of latter day CSN&Y' paul simmonds/tmtch

- member of The Men They Couldn't Hang


Discography

TIME ENOUGH AT LAST - BEMIS
- THEIR DEBUT ALBUM RELEASED IN AUGUST 2007

All original material written by Gareth Howells and Ritchie Leo.

1. PEOPLE LIVE ON
2. VIRTUE
3. HOW DO YOU DEFINE YOURSELF
4. SLOGAN SONG
5. MORNING LIGHT
6. DISPLACEMENT
7. THERE'S MORE TO COME
8. THINKING ALOUD
9. GHOST
10. BRILLIANT FIRE

Photos

Bio

Bemis are Gareth Howells and Ritchie Leo - two friends from Portsmouth in the UK, who have pooled their collective experience to bring out their own take on the "acoustic duo" format.

Both play guitar, with Ritchie filling the sound with a twelve string acoustic. Both have decades of playing behind them, with their friendship and commitment making their vocal harmonies tight and expressive.

In their live sets, Bemis play a wide range of other material besides the long list of songs they've written themselves. Their standards can range from Rock 'n' Roll songs from the 50's; Acoustic Rock from people like Crosby, Stills & Nash, and Simon and Garfunkel; Pop artists like the Beatles, the Everly Brothers, Prince, Peter Gabriel and David Gray; and artists from the Roots tradition like Richard Thompson, Loudon Wainwright, John Denver and Tracy Chapman.

The legendary artists that Gareth and Ritchie cover in their shows have been huge influences in the formation and writing of their own music. These classics and their various lyrics, inspire them to explore within their own music, just how we relate to each other, and what truly matters in life.

In a Live setting, Bemis readily show the full dynamics of their sound, the passion in their lyrics and performance, and their eagerness to share with their audience, the sheer pleasure they derive from doing the very best at what they do.
Their genuinely warm spirits infuse their soulful voices, weaving them in a way that can only be described as spine tingling...and their music burns with the full range of emotions, fully spanning the expressions of everyday life.

Influenced by:
For Gareth: Michael Hedges, Rory McLeod, The Men They Couldn't Hang, Adrian Belew, The Bears, Ani Difranco, Ben Harper, Richard Thompson, Stephen Stills, Joni Mitchell, Shawn Colvin, Tracy Chapman, Billy Bragg, REM, Warren Zevon, Steve Earle, Kings X, Paul Simon, Martin Carthy, Bob Dylan, Barenaked Ladies, Bruce Cockburn, David Crosby, Graham Nash, Lyle Lovett, Shawn Colvin, Paul Weller, Roy Harper, Loudon Wainwright 3 and John Martyn mainly - although that's just the main ones.

For Ritchie: Rush, Bruce Springsteen, Bob Dylan, CSN, Cat Stevens, Simon and Garfunkel, Joni Mitchell, James Taylor, R.E.M., The Doors, The Everly Brothers, Sam Cooke, Tracy Chapman, Peter Gabriel.....etc etc

A recent quote about Bemis:

"The second Special guest was Bemis - who also performed for 1 hour. It was a great set with plenty of enthusiasm from both the duo and enormous crowd who turned up to see Gareth and Ritchie demonstrate their great songwriting skills, tight harmonies and brilliant guitar work. Well done and good luck for 2007." Nick Courtney


In July 2007, Bemis played at the Catch Beachclub in Phuket, Thailand for 5 weeks - 6 nights a week, four hour sets each night.
We loved that experience and have used it to develop our style and our repertoire.

"Thank you Bemis for your excellent performance during your one month residency at our outlet 'Catch Beach Club' in Phuket, Thailand. Our guests enjoyed their visits very much. Your friendly and warm approach to the audience as well as to music made many come back for more. Again thanks and best wishes for your musical careers.”

Miguel Kirjon, Director of Entertainment, Twin Palms Phuket Resort