Americana band

The Hank Gray Country Band

Full starFull starFull starFull starFull star
(5.0)Read all 4 reviews
Booking protection
Secure online payments
Free 48hr cancellations
Support available Mon-Sun
Like The Hank Gray Country Band?
Watch & Listen

About The Hank Gray Country Band

House band on Channel 4 TV show The Last Leg. Father & Son led group toured with Taylor Swift, Glen Campbell, The Time Jumpers, Cash & more.
Americana band
Public liability insurance of £1 million

Steve & Ben Somers aka 'Hank Gray' from Channel 4's The Last Leg'. Steve Somers started as a young singer/songwriter in the London Folk Clubs of the 60’s. In 1975 he won a national TV talent show called ‘New Faces’, after which he joined British hit pop/folk group ‘The Settlers’ and appeared on National and international TV, radio and records. Steve played for Skiffle Legend Lonnie Donegan, Cockney chart topper Joe Brown, American Legend Johnny Tillotson, sung on TV behind British legend Lulu, Don Everly and toured with Glen Campbell, Johnny Cash, Billy Jo Spears whilst still performing and broadcasting with his own band Ben Somers was practically ‘born in the dressing room’ and grew up listening to his Dad, Steve from the side of the stage. In demand as a composer, arranger and session player on various instruments, recordings and performing live around the world. Hs recent employers have included ‘Seal’, Dr John (Celebrated New Orleans pianist/singer), Taylor Swift, Dizzee Rascal and many others. Alongside the pop and jazz world Ben can be seen playing Bluegrass with some of the UK and USA’s top players, touring both sides of the Atlantic and across Europe The group is made up of some of the UK's finest musicians whose credits include Darius Brubeck, Jamie Cullum, Joshua Hedley, Aggs Connolly and many more. Steve & Ben have two recordings available online, 'The Highway Is My Home' (2017) and 'We Did It For The Stories' (2019).

The Hank Gray Country Band
Full starFull starFull starFull starFull star
5 out of 5
4 verified reviews
Full starFull starFull starFull starFull star
Full starFull starFull starFull starFull star
Full starFull starFull starFull starFull star
Full starFull starFull starFull starFull star

The Hank Gray Country Band's Reviews

From Encore customers:

Kim S
7 months ago
Full starFull starFull starFull starFull star
5 out of 5

An excellent and professional band.

From other customers:

Nick B
4 years ago, for a Recording session in 1 Portland Pl
Full starFull starFull starFull starFull star
5 out of 5

It's a rare thing to find a great singer who is also a consummate musician, but when he knows how to entertain too, it's a real find. And that's what you get with Steve.

Nick P
4 years ago, for a Bar / Club / Venue event in 576 Commercial Rd
Full starFull starFull starFull starFull star
5 out of 5

"We've had Steve & Ben with their band regularly over the past two years and love them. Regulars and new people to the venue always have a wonderful time, the guys never cease to create a fantastic atmosphere whether playing the classics or their original brand of country"

Read all 3 reviews
Encore badges
5 gigs
Experienced: 5 bookings through Encore
Saved the day!
Booked for an Encore gig with less than 24 hours’ notice
4th Anniversary
This act has been working with Encore for over 4 years
Member of the Encore community forum

The Hank Gray Country Band's Song list

Walk The Line - Johnny Cash
Ring Of Fire - Johnny Cash
Heartaches By The Number - Dwight Yoakum (Ray Price)
Someone Had To Teach You - Wade Hayes
Walk right back--Everly Brothers
Midnight Flyer - The Eagles
Country Roads - John Denver
Late Night Radio - John Denver
Jump the Mississippi - George Jones
Tonight the Bottle let me down—Merle Haggard
Today I started loving you again—Merle Haggard
All my Exes—Willie Nelson
Crazy Arms - Willie Nelson
On The Road Again - Willie Nelson
Rhinestone Cowboy - Glen Campbell
Move it on over—Hank Williams
Blue Bayou - Roy Orbison
Jambalaya - Hank Williams
C’est le Moment - Paul Burch (Cajun Country)
Diggy Liggy Lo -
Kentucky Waltz - Bill Monroe
Blue Moon Of Kentucky - Bill Monroe
Elvira - Dallas Frazier
Tulsa Time- Don Williams
Take me back to Tulsa--Bob Wills
Six pack to go—Hank Thompson
Route 66 - Asleep at the Wheel
Wabash Blues Delmore Brothers
Tumbling Tumble Weed Gene Autry
Seven Nights to Rock --Moon Mulligan
A bad case of love—BB King
Thank God I'm A Country Boy - John Denver
Sea Of Heartbreak - Glen Campbell
Party Lights - Junior Brown
Doin' What Comes Easy - Junior Brown
T for Texas - Jimmy Rodgers
Guitar Rag - Merle Travis

The Hank Gray Country Band's Prices

Note: prices may vary based on travel distance. For an exact quote, click “Check availability”.

Standard Prices
Performance durationPrice
Up to 1 hour£1200
Up to 2 hours£1500
Up to 3 hours£2000
Customer questions

Do you have different line-up options?

Yes, we can expand our number with pedal steel guitar, or bring a full western swing extravaganza with brass section

What if my timings change after I've booked you?

Talk to us and we will do all we can to accommodate you
Country, Folk, Bluegrass, Traditional English folk, Rockabilly
See all genres
Event types:
Wedding, Bar / Club / Venue event, Funeral / Memorial service, Hotel / Restaurant event, Private event, Corporate event, Charity event, Concert, Recording session, Theatre / Show, Cruise, Birthday party, Christmas party, New Year's Eve
See all event types