Police Dog Hogan get back on the road with a short tour during February and March 2018. With 300 plus gigs already under their belts and a highly successful fourth album, Wild By The Side of The Road, released in 2017 this band carries on delivering their own brand of Country, Americana tinged rock to enthusiastic audiences, seamlessly incorporating raucous cacophonies to melancholic tributes and everything in between.
Police Dog Hogan are a hard-to-categorise mix – one recent review cited “their growing reputation for infectiously punchy folk rock shaded with elements of country and bluegrass.” Their sound combines fiddle, trumpet, banjo, mandolin, accordion, drums and guitars, fusing it all into songs whose subjects range from the Battle at Passchendaele (Devon Brigade) to the shortest day of the year (St Lucie’s Day), tackling love, loss and inferior white wine along the way.
31-Jan-18 The Brook Southampton 0203 8055 5366
01-Feb-18 MAC Birmingham 0121 446 3232
02-Feb-18 The Junction Cambridge 01223 511511
08-Feb-18 Scala London 0844 844 9990
23-Feb-18 Marlowe Theatre Canterbury 01227 787787
24-Feb-18 Norwich Arts Centre Norwich 01603 58050
14-Mar-18 The Platform Morecambe 01524 582000
15-Mar-18 The Met Bury 0161 761 2216
16-Mar-18 Sage Gateshead 0191 443 4661
17-Mar-18 Crescent Arts York 01904 622510
22-Mar-18 Komedia Brighton 01273 647100
23-Mar-18 St Georges Bristol 0117 929 4929
24-Mar-18 Exeter Phoenix Exeter 01392 667080
Police Dog Hogan, first formed in 2009, has evolved over the years into a tight-knit seven-piece band combining guitar, fiddle, banjo, mandolin, accordion, trumpet, keyboards, bass and drums.
In 2014 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 for the awards – snapped them up for a recording that has become one of the most-watched YouTube videos on his ‘Under the Apple Tree Sessions’ channel. In 2015 they made a showcase appearance on Harris’s Radio 2 show. The single from the album ‘Devon Brigade’ has been nominated for UK Song of the Year in theAmericana Music Association awards 2018.
The band has repeatedly been offered headline and other spots on the main stages of numerous key festivals – among many others, they have been asked back an unprecedented three times to Larmer Tree, twice to Kendal Calling and Port Eliot, and three times to Cornbury. In 2016 they appeared at Glastonbury for the first time, on the Avalon stage.
The band regularly plays to sell-out audiences up and down the country. They’ve become a serious and ambitious musical venture that marries a devotion to touring and the presentation of consummate live performances with James Studholme’s dedication to song writing and recording.
More information about Police Dog Hogan is available on the band’s website or see below for backgrounder
‘Devon Brigade’ from Police Dog Hogan’s album Wild By The Side of the Road
nominated for UK Song of the Year in Americana Music Association Awards 2018