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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

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.

In this recent interview (click on link below) by RFB Music , Alan and Charlie talk about  the motivation and inspiration behind the band and their music ... and reveal their most embrassing moments on stage!

' 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:

In their interview above, Alan and Charlie mention two of the songs that are most personal to them: Mudeford Mood and Morning Glory. Here's some film footage of those songs. 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 ON THE WAY! We are booked into the studios in February to record a new CD. We are really looking forward to working with Russ Gannicott. We hope it will be ready by mid-spring.

Working Hard in 2015!

We are excited and delighted to be working with Hard Drive Promotions. They will be arranging our forthcoming tour of Scotland in August 2015. following on from our weekend performance at Whitby Regatta 15th/16th August. Brace yourselves North of the Border. We're on our way! 

Round-up of 2014!

What a fantastic time we had in 2014. We played some great events and festivals and shared them with some lovely people. We  performed at some big, well -known festivals such as Sidmouth FolkWeek; Swanage Folk Festival; The Looe Music Festival; and the Great Dorset Steam Fair. We played some smaller, newer, quirky festivals like  Martinsfest, Salisbury Live; Weymouth Seafood Festival;  and Jurassic Rocks and loved them all. We travelled to some breathtakingly beautiful places like Yorkshire's Robin Hoods Bay and definitely had a bit of a nautical theme going on playing at The Old Gaffers Festival in Yarmouth; the Clovelly Gig Regatta ; and the Whitby Regatta. All fabulous events.We ended the year with some cracking events: opening at Talking Heads for Balkan-influenced gypsy jazz band Sheelanagig who we first saw at the Behind the Castle Festival in the summer; and finally, our Festive Show at Stanpit Village Hall on 19th December:  our last gig of 2014 and what a cracker of an evening it was. Thank you to all you lovely people for celebrating with us. We had such a good time that we plan to do it all again! So, here's an entry for your new diaries : Friday 18th December 2015 - our Christmas Show at Stanpit Village Hall. There we go. We've given you plenty of notice!

Our Songs in Arthouse Short Film!

We are really proud and delighted that two of our songs Invisible (from our album Journeys of the Heart) and a really early song of ours Trouble and Strife (from our Undressed album) are featured in an artie, quirky short film called Learning Circle written by and starring actor Paul A. J. Rudelhoff - a familiar face from lots of character roles on TV.  Learning Circle is currently being submitted to a number of Film Festivals. We'll let you know how it gets on!

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!

Twitting on and on ....!

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