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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

Huge Thanks
to our wonderful audience who attended our first gig of the year at Stanpit Village Hall. You raised a magnificent £710.20 for Headway Dorset. What a great night it was. We loved playing for you!

Here's some live mobile phone footage from the night - just click on the link below

Also, on the evening, 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 had a Fab First Gig of 2016!

We had an absolutely brilliant night at Stanpit Village Hall.  This was a special fund-raiser for Headway Dorset, the charity for those recovering from major brain injury. The event was organised by Nivek Kerley - so huge thanks to him. It raised a maginificent £710.20 profit for the organisation. We are very proud of our audience who bought loads of raffle tickets (thankyou to all those who so generously donated prizes) and also drank the bar dry - twice! - as all profits from the bar were going to Headway too! Big thanks, as well, to Ben Rose for a superb opening set of his beautiful country-influenced songs and to Nacho Jase for doing the sound. Thank you to everyone who came along - don't think we could have squeezed many more in! - you gave us a great start to our gigging year.

What's Happening in 2016...

We are delighted and excited to be playing at  The Tuckers Maltings Beer and Music Fest, Sidmouth FolkWeek, Whitby Regatta, TreeFest 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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