Bemis are a folk-rock vocal harmony group led by the songs of frontman Gareth Howells, with driving acoustic guitars, catchy hooks and smooth three part harmonies. Beginning life as a duo, Gareth and Richie Leo performed in the South East and the 100 Club before starting to expand their sound to what is now a seven-piece band with 4 vocalists.

Festival appearances include: 

  • Bearded Theory 
  • Beautiful Days 
  • Watchet Festival 
  • Wickham Festival 
  • Victorious Festival 
  • Tolpuddle Martyrs 
  • Guilfest
  • Weyfest
  • Lakefest
  • New Day Festival
  • Gomstock 
  • Longest Day
  • Secret Garden 
  • Endorse It In Dorset
  • Something Else
  • Cosmic Puffin
  • Battfest 
  • Multicultural Festival, Southsea 
  • Southsea Folk & Roots Festival 

Support slots around the U.K for 

  • Chumbawumba 
  • Passenger
  • Midge Ure 
  • 3 Daft Monkeys 
  • Lucy Wainwright Roche 
  • The Men They Couldn’t Hang 
  • The Dylan Project 
  • Phil Beer 
  • Emily Barker 
  • Jazz Morley
  • Smoke Fairies 
  • Sea of Bees 
  • Richard Digance 
  • Megson 
  • Joni Mitchell Project 
  • Ian McNabb 

"I had the great pleasure of seeing Bemis when they opened for our Dylan project. They are a terrific act and as a festival organiser myself I seriously recommend that you consider booking them in the near future. Great songs, harmonies and fab. musicianship and warm personality that ticks all my boxes. They will become very popular and hopefully very soon." 

- Dave Pegg, Fairport Convention. 

“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, The Men They Couldn’t Hang 

"....three part harmonies, 12 string guitars, and quality songs where the words as important as the tunes" 


"....great songs, delivered with great style and substance" 


**** - Rock n Reel Magazine