Police Dog Hogan are a seven-piece who mix of country, pop, folk, and bluegrass to create a high-energy sound you can’t help falling in love with.

“Brilliant” song-writing, “sensational” harmonies, “fantastic” musicianship, “joyous” live performances – just a fraction of the accolades gathered by Police Dog Hogan at their “now-legendary” live gigs. The seven-piece outfit has been attracting similar reviews for more than ten years now.

Singer-songwriter and acoustic guitarist James Studholme is at the helm, supported by fiddle, banjo, accordion, trumpet, bass and drums. These varied instruments allow the band create a mosaic of sounds and songs including husky ballads mourning lost loves, foot-stompers about the west-country and full-throated, multi-harmony anthems. Their song “Devon Brigade” was nominated for song of the year at the 2018 Americana Music awards.

The band’s eagerly-awaited new album Overground has been described as “their best ever” and they’ll play tracks from it, as well as some of their most-loved songs on this visit to The Met.

Police Dog Hogan have performed in all four home nations, at Glastonbury, across Ireland, at the Shepherd’s Bush Empire, the Americana Festival in Nashville, played support for Brian Wilson, and crammed themselves into the legendary and tiny Somerset Shed for an acoustic set.

Wherever they play says Radio 2 DJ Mark Ratcliffe, it’s “a guaranteed good night out”. And much-loved DJ Johnnie Walker lists Police Dog Hogan as “one of his favourite bands”.

Police Dog Hogan are: James Studholme (acoustic guitar and vocals); Tim Dowling (banjo and lap steel guitar); Eddie Bishop (fiddle and mandolin); Shahen Galichian (accordion and keyboards); Emily Norris (trumpet and vocals); Don Bowen (bass guitar); and Al Hamer (drums and percussion).

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“One of our favourite new bands.”

The Telegraph


BBC Radio 2

“A band really not to be missed.”

Maverick Magazine

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