The Artisans: an exciting new medieval and Renaissance band

The Artisans

Alexis Bennett (guest member)

Alexis discovered the vielle at the Guildhall School. It was in a cupboard next to an old Mars Bar and a copy of Cosmopolitan. He stole the vielle and the Mars Bar and has never looked back! After finally defeating superman and changing his last name to Bennett, Alexis made the unusual career decision to join the Artisans.

Alexis Bennett studied music, English literature and history at the University of Edinburgh before postgraduate training at the Royal College of Music and the Guildhall School of Music and Drama. Alexis has also performed with a variety of groups including Florilegium and the Dufay Collective, and is a familiar face on the London ceilidh scene as a caller and fiddler.

He is also a composer, largely for filmmakers and animators, and his music has been broadcast on BBC Radio 3, Channel 4, Turner Classic Movies and at film festivals worldwide, including Cannes, London and Edinburgh. He is currently researching his PhD at Goldsmiths, University of London.