The London Roots Festival presents:

Police Dog Hogan

Lafayette, London, GB

£22.50 Adv (+ Booking Fee)
Entry Requirements: 18+
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“Since they made their album debut back in 2010, Police Dog Hogan have been building a reputation as one of the country’s finest live bands and folk-country acts,” said Folk Radio in 2022. “Overground is their finest hour yet.”

After the release of their album Overground - which spent 4 weeks on the UK Folk albums chart - Police Dog Hogan returned to steady touring, with dates taking them across the UK. The band also spent much of 2023 in the studio, releasing regular new singles to streaming platforms beginning with the stunning Just Breathe in April - each track produced (with the band) by George Murphy, who also produced Overground. 2024 sees plans already advanced for an autumn tour and a new album.

Police Dog Hogan combine guitar, fiddle, banjo, trumpet and accordion with bass and drums to create a driving country-folk sound that has earned them a large live following. They’ve played dozens of festivals, many of them repeatedly, including Glastonbury, Cropredy, Cornbury, Kendall Calling, Black Deer and the Sidmouth Folk Festival.

In 2020 the band released a charity Christmas single, My First Christmas Alone, along with a video. That song helped to raise over £50k for the charity Crisis and reached No1 in the iTunes country charts.

In 2018 their song Devon Brigade was nominated for best original song at the AMA-UK Awards. Overground will be their first full-length release since 2017’s Wild By The Side of the Road, produced by Oysterband’s Al Scott, which spent several weeks in the Official UK Americana charts. The tour supporting that album culminated in a sold out show at London’s Shepherd’s Bush Empire.

In 2014 PDH 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.

Police Dog Hogan are: James Studholme (guitar vocals) Eddie Bishop (fiddle, mandolin) Tim Dowling (banjo, steel guitar) Emily Norris (trumpet) Shahen Galichian (accordion, piano) Don Bowen (bass) Alistair Hamer (drums)

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Police Dog Hogan