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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 Music


Some footage from our recent gig at Stanpit Village Hall:

At the start of 2016, our lovely friend and follower Sylvie Roberts presented us with this beautiful tapestry that she'd been working on for the last couple of years. We love it!

Click below to see us having some Raggle Taggle musical fun on the Anchor Garden Stage at Sidmouth FolkWeek. It's only mobile phone footage so not best film quality but really captures the atmosphere! Thanks, Viv Horne! 

Our lovely audience folk rocking and reeling at Sidmouth....

.... and at Looe!


    ' 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!

Here's a couple of music videos of two of our favourites songs - Mudeford Mood and Morning Glory. With thanks to our dear friend and collaborator, Eric Montague.

Mudeford Mood

Morning Glory

(A new band version of Morning Glory will be on our forthcoming album. See 'Stop Press' below.)

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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Stop Press!

We are playing Salisbury City Hall 

We are, quite frankly, over the moon to be playing Salisbury City Hall on Saturday 25th June. We will be in their smallest, most intimate performance space,CH3, which we know will suit us absolutely down to the ground. This will be no ordinary SoU gig: we aim to put on something really special. Support comes from wonderful country-influenced singer-songwriter Ben Rose. He opened for us at our gig at Stanpit Village Hall at the start of the year and it was a winning combination. Tickets are now on sale, £10.00 in advance; £12.00 on the door. Just click on the link:  We reckon it's going to be quite a night!

What Else is Happening in 2016...

We are delighted and excited to be playing at  The Tuckers Maltings Beer and Music Fest, Sidmouth FolkWeek, Whitby Regatta, TreeFest, the Great Dorset Steam Fair , Boscombe Community Fair and loads of other great venues and special events. Keep an eye on our gigs page!

The Dance of Life : Album Update 

Ok, honestly, it is NEARLY ready! This is another reason why we're excited about 2016! 

Lovely LIve Gig Review

Check out our reviews page for a cracking write-up of our recent gig at the Victoria Cross by young musician, Cavin Billington-Glen.

Official Endorsement

As a result of our various musical performances at the wonderful Great Dorset Steam Fair and other similar events 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! x


Twitting on and on ....!

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