LIVING IS by Benny Tetteh-Lartey
Benny’s live credentials continue to go from strength to strength. He headlined the opening for the Africa in Motion 2007 music event (and closed it in 2008). In April 2009 hew was invited to perform at the F1 Grand Prix world event in Bahrain along with 76 of the world’s leading performers. He’s been short listed and won the SME Achievement Award in 2009.
Scottish folk singer-songwriter & Reggae artist Benny Tetteh-Lartey played bass guitar & was vocalist in top Edinburgh band Makossa from 1987 to 1991. He’s toured Scotland, recorded film tracks for short film “Salome” by Lucy Enfield (sister of screen writer and comedian Harry Enfield). He’s also played bass guitar and backing vocals for Dave Robb & The Filmmakers from 1991 to 1992.
He toured in Berlin and northern Germany and fronted BTL as bass playing vocalist 1992 to 1994 along with Phil McGowan, Killian Steele and John Mathieson.
Benny Tetteh-Lartey – support appearance with Joan Armtrading, Liverpool 2012
Benny became a solo artist in 1995. He adapted the 12 string acoustic guitar bought for him by his father into an 8 string and coined the phrase “Afro Scot Rock”. He completed his first BTL album “Don’t be Sad” in 1998, sharing centre stage with acclaimed singer songwriter Nick Harper (son of legendary Roy Harper) at London’s Twelve Bar in 1999.
” in 2007. One of his crowing achievements was designing and constructing a unique handcrafted 18 string instrument he calls “The “Combuitar”.
OUT OF THE IS by The Is
‘The Is’ produced a refreshing reggae/rock sound with this album. They were one of the legendary bands that came out of Cornwall UK in the 1990s.
The album ‘Out of the Is’ is lyrically, a powerfully observed statement of the times and yet many of them seem relevant for today.
The band are reforming and new songs are being written.