Due to sound check restriction the door time indicates the earliest opportunity we can give access to the venue. Live music will start 20-30 minutes after the door open time.
Police Dog Hogan are a hard-to-pin-down mix of Americana influences and British songwriting
tradition. They combine fiddle, trumpet, banjo, mandolin, accordion, drums and guitars
with four-part harmonies - then fuse it all into songs whose subjects range from
shitty white wine to the first day’s battle at Passchendaele; from their trip to
Nashville to being hung for stealing at Tyburn, taking in songs about love, loss
and growing up in the West Country along the way. Many Guardian readers will know
that Tim Dowling is the banjo player in Police Dog Hogan: what they may not know
is that he’s recently added the ‘Flat Guitar’ to his repertoire.
The Sunday Times described them as ‘wonderful’, The Telegraph called their gigs ‘legendary’,
Mark Radcliffe on Radio 2 said ‘a great night out is guaranteed’ and much-loved DJ
Johnnie Walker has named PDH as ‘one of my favourite bands’. Police Dog Hogan were
one of only three UK bands invited to Nashville to perform at the prestigious Americana
Music Association awards where DJ Bob Harris - in town at the time - snapped them
up for a live recording that has become one of the most-watched YouTube videos on
his ‘Under the Apple Tree Sessions’ channel.
Their second album was produced by Eliot James (Kaiser Chiefs, Bloc Party, Noah and the Whale credits), and the last two albums by Al Scott (Seth Wakeman, Oysterband, The Levellers and more). The latest, ‘Wild By the Side of The Road’ spent several weeks in the official UK Americana charts and a single “Devon Brigade’ has recently been released, together with a touching video. The band have played over 300 gigs together including Port Eliot, Kendall Calling, Larmer Tree, Bestival - and last year on the Avalon stage at Glastonbury. In July 2017 they were among the headliners on the main stage at the Cornbury Festival.
They have a big banner and a small banner, depending on where they’re playing.
The Luck is the brother and sister duo of London-born Max and Esmay Luck. Their 2018 Alt Folk sound emerged after listening to many of the great Americana bands of their childhood, including Fleetwood Mac and Tom Petty to Joni Mitchell and The Eagles. They formed a band together in 2011 and spent the past few years performing and recording in California in venues including The Troubadour, Hotel Cafe and NoName in LA as well as the House of Blues, Chicago and Hotel Utah in San Francisco. They found a great audience on the streets of San Francisco, playing at the infamous Pier 39 and established an online television channel where they perform concerts 3 times a week.
They are now back in their hometown, London, UK ahead of the release of their debut album. The pair worked with producer Paul Broucek, President of Music at Warner Brothers Pictures, three-time Grammy Award-winning engineer/mixer Ed Cherney (The Rolling Stones, Eric Clapton, Bonnie Raitt) and Paul Hicks (Grammy Award winning musician, engineer and mixer, The Beatles) to record the album. With over a million and a half Spotify streams to their name, stay tuned for more release details, coming soon!