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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!'
                                                                                                                                            Rainlore's World of Musi

  Photo: John Hooper

' 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!

We had a great response to Journeys of the Heart -  check out our reviews page

Journeys of the Heart was Album of the Week on BBC Radio Somerset.
In the months after we released it,  we did live sessions on:  BBC Radio Devon for the Judi Spiers show; the Interactive Lunch with Fitz ; and the John Govier Saturday morning show; The Durbervilles Folk Show on BBC Radio Leeds; BBC Radio Somerset - the Emma Britton Show; and  the Alan Thompson Evening Show on BBC Radio Wales; We had airplay on BBC Radio Solent; the Johnny Coppin Show on BBC Radio Gloucester; and also on a number of community radio stations.


Until Today, a track on our live album Caught in the Act!  is a great gig favourite and features a storming drum solo from Keith. Click here to get a little flavour of it.  - Keith's drum solo

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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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