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Charlie Keith Malcolm, Jerry and Alan

A rocky rootsy band from Dorset playing a distinctive brand of original music

Welcome to the State of Undress website

'Utterly irresistible, infectious, exuberant music. Watch out for this band!'
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State of Undress at Whitby Regatta Summer 2014
  Photo: Derek Hettersley

' They give the impression that on stage they could cast all restraints aside....State of Undress is a band I'd go out of my way to hear at a festival and there's a feeling that the slightest nudge would be enough to tip them over into major success.' R2 Rock n Reel

'There is something distinctive in the way State Of Undress use both their vocal and fiddle attack that ensures they are rich in texture as well as pace. ...a vocal performance that moves from full Morrigan mode on the darker songs to fey romancer ... ' FATEA

'The band seems to grow and their music seems to get stronger and bolder' Maverick

Take a look around, find out about us,
listen to clips from our albums and check out a gig near you!

Click below for link to live footage of SoU in Ireland:

State of Undress' shaky eggs are sponsored by Dorset Piddle Brewery:

Film footage of our song Mudeford Mood. With thanks to our dear friend and collaborator, Eric Montague.

Most recent album Journeys of the Heart!

Available now from the CD page of our website (see above) and on general release through Amazon and iTunes!

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Our Songs in Arthouse Short Film!

We are really proud and delighted that two of our songs Invisible (from our album Jourenys of the Heart) and a really early song of ours Trouble and Strife (from our Undressed album) are featured in an artie, quirky short film called Learning Circle written by and starring actor Paul A. J. Rudelhoff - a familiar face from lots of character roles on TV. We had a little private screening of it just a couple of days ago - our music fitted the plot perfectly and sounded great! Learning Circle is currently being submitted to a number of Film Festivals. We'll let you know how it gets on!

Sensational Summer and Awesome Autumn leading to a Wonderful Winter!

What a fantastic time we've been having. We've played some great events and festivals and shared them with some lovely people. It's been a very special and fun time. We've performed at some big, well -known festivals such as Sidmouth FolkWeek; Swanage Folk Festival; The Looe Music Festival; and the Great Dorset Steam Fair. We've played some smaller, newer, quirky festivals like  Martinsfest, Salisbury Live; Weymouth Seafood Festival;  and Jurassic Rocks and loved them all. We've travelled to some breathtakingly beautiful places like Yorkshire's Robin Hoods Bay and definitely had a bit of a nautical theme going on playing at The Old Gaffers Festival in Yarmouth; the Clovelly Gig Regatta ; and the Whitby Regatta. All fabulous events. So from the long hot sunny days which have continued into this Indian Summer, the nights are now drawing in and suddenly the 'C' word is on the horizon. And, yes, after a two year break, we confirm we WILL be doing a Festive Show! All the details will be on our gigs page, but it will be at the friendly, intimate Stanpit Village Hall , Christchurch on Friday 19th December. Expect plenty of tinsel, mistletoe and music. Put the date in your diary NOW!

Full Steam Ahead!

Check this out for a joyous bit of film-making - A snippet of State of Undress at the Great Dorset Steam Fair! We were delighted to be back once more in 2014!

As you can see from the above, we love playing Steam Fairs, Beer Festivals and other similar events. We were delighted to be at The Great Dorset Steam Fair again this year. We have made many friends there - and at other Steam Fairs - over the years. As a result of our various musical performances and our ability to match them pint-for-pint, we are proud to be officially approved by the Society of Drivers and Engine Men - S.O.D.E.M!  Thank you, guys!

Twitting on and on ....!

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