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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                                               

Our new album has arrived!!
(See Stop Press below for details)

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!

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)

Fab First Gig of the Year

We started 2017 with a corker of a gig at one of our favourite venues: Chaplins and the Cellar Bar in Boscombe. We had a wonderful time. Lovely audience!

Our 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!

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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