Related Information for Bemis Bemis started off in April 2006 as a duo - Gareth Howells and Ritchie Leo - Both played guitar, with Ritchie filling the sound with a twelve string acoustic. Both had decades of playing behind them, with their friendship and commitment making their vocal harmonies tight and expressive. They sang songs they believed in, mostly that they wrote themselves, about issues they care about or their own personal life. Bemis won the award for Best Folk/Roots act in the 2008 Portsmouth Guide.. read more