A rocky rootsy band from Dorset playing a distinctive brand of original music
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Festive Greetings from State of Undress!
Here's a little festive film footage: our song The Legend of Christmas Eve
Available now from the CD page of our website (see above) and on general release through Amazon and iTunes!
We had a great response to Journeys of the Heart - check out our reviews page:
Journeys of the Heart was Album of the Week on BBC Radio Somerset.
In the months after we released it, we did live sessions on: BBC Radio Devon for the Judi Spiers show; the Interactive Lunch with Fitz ; and the John Govier Saturday morning show; The Durbervilles Folk Show on BBC Radio Leeds; BBC Radio Somerset - the Emma Britton Show; and the Alan Thompson Evening Show on BBC Radio Wales; We had airplayand the on BBC Radio Solent; the Johnny Coppin Show on BBC Radio Gloucester; and also on a number of community radio stations.
Until Today, a track on our live album Caught in the Act! is a great gig favourite and features a storming drum solo from Keith. Click here to get a little flavour of it. - Keith's drum solo
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Well, we've had a cracking year so far and still with some great gigs to come. We absolutely loved playing events such as Sidmouth FolkWeek, the Looe Festival, The Old Gaffers Festival on the Isle of Wight, Whitby Regatta, The Beggars Fair and, of course, The Great Dorset Steam Fair. These are events we've played at previously but the pleasure and excitement never diminishes! We also played some events and venues new to us: such as the lovely Stockfest near Newbury and dicovered the wonderful and stunning village of Clovelly in North Devon where we played both their Gig Regatta and their Herring Festival and had a briliant time at both. (Apart from having to get the band van back up the hill of course!!) We've also had some fabulous gigs in some of our favourite venues such as The Magic Garden in London. The Beehive in Swindon and The Barge at Honey Street near Pewsey (Brace yourselves - we're there on 7th December!)
Sadly, due to ongoing problems with his hand entailing a further operation, we've had to say a fond farewell to Harry o'Shea who has been playing excellent bass with us for the past 18 months. That was a blow. But, as they say, one door opens ... we are delighted to welcome newly on board Rob Guns Boivin on bass (and several other instruments) and to welcome back Malcolm Windett on bass who will be playing all our December gigs in 2013 and depping for Rob in 2014.
We're loving the response we're getting to the new songs we've introduced into the set in the last few months: My Lady of Corfe and Young Love and our very untraditional version of the traditional Lambton Worm! As you know, we don't do many covers but ...Click on the link below to hear us and fellow guests on the John Govier Saturday Show on BBC Radio Devon at the start of the year having a bit of a jam session to end the programme. We enjoyed playing this song so much, we've now done a band version of it. Come to a gig and you'll hear it!
In 2014, we will be spending a large part of January working on new material and even a new album. Look out for new songs 'Gypsy Corner' (written by Charlie and Alan) and The Rude Man of Dorset (written by Jerry) and Jerry's stunning arrangement of the traditional 'She Moves through the Fair'.
As you can see from the above, we love playing Steam Fairs, Beer Festivals and other similar events. We were delighted to be at The Great Dorset Steam Fair again last year. We have made many friends there - and at other Steam Fairs - over the years. As a result of our various musical performances 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!