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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

State of Undress at Sidmouth FolkWeek August 2015

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!

All Aboard! Click on the link below to see us performing the song 'Plenty More Fish in the Sea'  
(written by Glenn 'Skipper' Prigmore from our mini-album Livin' it Lovin it!)
on board one of the Tall Ships in Waterford , Ireland a couple of summers ago.


' 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!

Click below for link to live footage of SoU in Ireland:

State of Undress' shaky eggs are sponsored by Dorset Piddle Brewery:

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! 

NEW ALBUM 'THE DANCE OF LIFE' IS ON THE WAY! We have now recorded all 12 tracks with just backing vocals to do plus a few tweaks here and there and then of course the mixing! Artwork is now underway too. Thanks to some great engineering and producing from Russ Gannicott, it's sounding pretty damned good so far. We've been playing some of the new tracks at gigs - such as Last of the Ferrymen, Matty Groves and Faversham Girl - and they've been getting a great response and it does include a couple of musical surprises too. We hope you'll love them when you hear them. Don't worry, we'll let you all know the moment it's ready.

Fab Festi Fun!!

Well, we are very happy with our summer to date. We've had a brilliant time playing festivals and special venues such as Wessex Folk Festival; The Old Gaffers Festival on the Isle of Wight; Party in the Paddock for Wimborne Folk Festival; The Beggars Fair ; Sidmouth FolkWeek; Saltburn Folk Festival (where we played the late ssession from 1.00am - 2.00am!!); and Whitby Regatta where the sun shone brightly on the bandstand all weekend. Still to come - Treefest in Gloucestershire; The Great Dorset Steam Fair and The Looe Music Festival. Get your hats and your dancing shoes on. It's festival time!

Our Songs in Arthouse Short Film: Learning Circle accepted for Major Film Festivals

Exciting news! The quirky, short film Learning Circle, written by and starring actor Paul A. J. Rudelhoff, - a familiar face from lots of character roles on TV, has been accepted for screening at three major international film festivals. It features two of our songs Invisible (from our album Journeys of the Heart) which you can hear playing in the background in a key scene; and a really early song of ours Trouble and Strife (from our Undressed album) which plays out under the credits. Now, you never know who just might be watching ..........

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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