Police Dog Hogan are a 7-piece band combining fiddle, banjo, mandolin, drums and guitars to create a unique blend of country, pop, folk and rocking urban bluegrass. With witty and clever songs inspired by the likes of French mustard and falling in love on a Tennessee highway, a high-energy approach to the music and a lead singer whose vocals have a surprising maturity compared to his relatively youthful looks, Police Dog Hogan provide a great live performance. Guardian columnist Tim Dowling plays banjo, and chronicles much of the band’s tour stories in his entertaining weekly piece. He once wrote of a crowd who sported the politeness of a Waitrose queue, so perhaps leave your inhibitions at the door and ready yourself for a fun and folky, rough and ready live show.

Fri 20 Sep, Band on the Wall, 25 Swan Street, M4 5JZ, Tel: 0161 834 1786, 7pm, Early bird tickets £10, www.bandonthewall.org

Fri 20 Sep
Jess Hardiman
Published on:
Sun 15 Sep 2013