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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                                               

"Brilliant, splendid, joyful band x" Helen Scott-Williams, audience member

We are playing Glastonbury 2017.
We will be on the Toad Hall Stage on Sunday 25th June at 4.00pm!

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 rockin' and reelin at our first gig of 2017 at Chaplins Cellar Bar

.... and at Sidmouth....

.... and at Looe!

... and in the rain at Cerne Abbas!

.....and at the amazing Barge Inn, Honeystreet Pewsey

    ' 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 is on our new album The Dance of Life. See 'Stop Press' below.)

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Stop Press! We are playing Glastonbury 2017!

We will be playing on the Toad Hall stage on Sunday 25th June at 4.00pm. We are completely cock-a-hoop as you can imagine! Toad Hall is a really cool stage that has hosted the likes of Billy Bragg, Steve Knightly, Tom Robinson and Kate Rusby in the last couple of years. Big thanks to Sam Hermitage of Green Futures for inviting us.

We have a great summer ahead - Glastonbury is the icing on the cake. You will also find us at The Seven Seas Festival, Poole; The Old Gaffers Festival, Yarmouth I.O.W; Sidmouth FolkWeek; StockFest, Berkshire; Ducks and Drakes Festival, Plush, Dorset; The Looe Music Festival and lots of beer fests, fairs, pubs and gardens. Gigs coming in all the time. Just keep an eye on our gigs page.


Our new album has arrived!

We're just in the process of making it available online from Amazon and CD Baby and from our website etc but in the meantime if you would like a copy, phone or text us on 07971 472768 or 07988 622398; or email  us on ; or leave us a facebook message ( ! Price is £10.00 (plus £1.00 p & P)

BBC Radio Somerset did a feature on one of our tracks : A Million Memories from our album The Dance of Life.  Big thanks to Ben McGrail.You can listen to it here:

We've been getting a great response to this particular track. David Chamberlain of Acoustic Routes Radio described it as 'An absolutely beautiful piece of songwriting - the haunting and wonderful A Million Memories.' Thank you David. x 

Lovely Live Gig Review

Check out our reviews page for a cracking write-up of one of our gigs 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


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