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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

                                                                                                             Photo: Ben Aldridge

We started the year at Stanpit Village Hall ... and we're going to finish the year there too!

State of Undress Go Festive
Stanpit Village Hall
Friday 16th December (full details below)
Tickets £8.00
reserve/buy in advance from 07971 472768 or 07988622398
or email us or send us a message on FB
A limited number available on the door on the night

Some footage from our gig at Stanpit Village Hall at the start of the year:


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!

.....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 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!

Stanpit Village Hall
162 Stanpit, Mudeford, Christchurch BH23 3NE
Friday 16th December
 (doors open 7.30pm; performance start 8.00pm)
Join us for an evening of music, merriment, mistletoe and mayhem!
Tickets £8.00
Buy or reserve in advance from
07971 472768    or    07988 622398
(a limited number available on the door)
Paybar available (Beer, cider, lager, wine and soft drinks only)
Dress code:
Christmas jumpers, sparkly earrings, Santa hats and lots of tinsel


Our Fab Gig Opening for Sheelanagig at Talking Heads!

Whoo! We had  a brilliant time at Talking Heads - love their new premises! - opening for fab gypsy-jazz band Sheelanagig on 5th November. Thanks to the audience for giving us a great welcome!

New Album: The Dance of Life

We have the mastered CD. We're just finishing the artwork. It will be ready in time for Christmas, So put it on your Santa wish-list!

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


Twitting on and on ....!

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