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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!

... and in the rain at Cerne Abbas!

    ' 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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What is and has been happening in 2016...

We've had a wonderful time so far this year playing some lovely gigs and special events. We had a cracking time at The Tuckers Maltings Beer Fest and a truly magical time at the Cerne Abbas Street Party. Still to come - the Festival of Dreams, The Beggars Fair, En*fest, Millendreath Beer and Music Fest, Sidmouth FolkWeek, Whitby Regatta, TreeFest, Boscombe Community Fair, The Great Dorset Steam Fair, the Looe Music Festival, and loads of other great venues and special events. Keep an eye on our gigs page!

Due to a range of circumstances, we have postponed our gig at Salisbury City Hall originally scheduled for 25th June. New date to be confirmed shortly. Those of you who hav
e already booked tickets, will have been contacted by Salisbury City Hall. We apologise to everyone who was planning to attend. We will let you know new date shortly.

New Album: The Dance of Life

We are at final artwork stage! 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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