Police Dog Hogan – new album and tour

Police Dog Hogan
Photograph by Bob Russell

Police Dog Hogan release their new album Wild By The Side Of The Road on Major Tom Records on Friday 17th February. The official launch gig will take place at Nell’s Jazz and Blues Club in West London on 22 February and will be followed by an extensive tour throughout February, March and April to promote the album.

Driving country-rock rhythms and a distinctive Americana vibe underpin lead singer James Studholme’s lyrics, in this collection of stories and personal observations. The collective musical skills of the band have been used to full effect to create an album that delivers on both interpretation and atmosphere.

Police Dog Hogan, first formed in 2009, has evolved over the years into a tight-knit eight-piece band combining guitar, fiddle, banjo, mandolin, accordion, trumpet, keyboards, bass and drums to create an exuberant fusing of country, pop, folk and rocking bluegrass.

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 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. After more than 300 live shows they’ve become a serious and ambitious musical venture that marries a devotion to touring and the presentation of consummate live performances with an utter dedication to song writing and recording.

If you would like to order a copy of the one of the albums (in CD or Vinyl), download them or just listen to snippets of selected tracks (track previews are usually on the download page) then click on the Police Dog Hogan link to be taken to our associated partner Amazon’s website. Buying through Amazon on folking.com helps us to recover a small part of our running costs, so please order anything you need as every little purchase helps us.

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Artists’ website: www.policedoghogan.com

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Tour Dates

Wednesday     22 February  Nells   London

Thursday      23 February  Con Club   Lewes

Friday        24 February  Arlington Arts   Newbury

Saturday       25 February  City Hall   Salisbury

Wednesday     01 March  The Cluny   Newcastle

Thursday      02 March  Inchyra Arts   Glencarse, Perth

Friday        03 March  The Classic Grand   Glasgow

Saturday       04 March  The Old Firestation   Carlisle

Wednesday     19 April  The Stables   Milton Keynes

Thursday      20 April  Victoria Hall   Settle

Friday        21 April  Philharmonic   Liverpool

Saturday       22 April  Junction   Cambridge

Wednesday     26 April  Phoenix   Exeter

Thursday      27 April  Pavilions   Falmouth

Friday        28 April  The Lantern   Bristol

Saturday       29 April  Subscription Rooms   Stroud