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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                                               

"Brilliant, splendid, joyful band x" Helen Scott-Williams, audience member

Here's a couple of tracks from a gorgeous little gig at The Turfcutters Arms in the New Forest. It was their Autumn Harvest Market and Fair.
The perfect event for us.  Thanks for filming Claire Puttock!
                 MY Lady of Corfe              The Last of the Ferrymen 


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 a-folk rockin' and reelin'  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! 

We've had a brilliant summer with some fantastic gigs at places like Sidmouth FolkWeek; The Old Gaffers Festival Yarmouth; StockFest; and of course Glastonbury! and we've played lots of beer fests, fairs, pubs, gardens,some beautiful birthdays and wonderful weddings! Can't believe the summer's over already. Ah well, we love Autumn and Winter too so we're not really complaining.

We played Glastonbury 2017!

We had an absolute blast playing on the Toad Hall stage (which also hosted artists like Seize The Day; Steve Knightley; and 3 Daft Monkeys! And we played a quirky little gig - all stripped down and acoustic - in The Barn on the Permaculture Site.Brilliant! Stayed for a whole week and loved every moment. Big thanks to Sam Hermitage of Green Futures for inviting us.

Our new album has arrived!

It features 12 tracks including My Lady of Corfe, Fearless and The Rude Man of Dorset. Hard copies can be purchased via Paypal at a cost of £10 including postage and packing. Just click on the link below.
Alternatively, you can download the album either from CD Baby

or any other mainstream digital platform such as i-tunes or Amazon. It can also be streamed on Spotify or Apple Music. Just search for State of Undress!
BBC Radio Somerset did a feature on one of the tracks from the album : A Million Memories.  Big thanks to Ben McGrail.You can listen to it here:
We've been getting a great response to this particular track. David Chamberlain of Acoustic Routes Radio described it as 'An absolutely beautiful piece of songwriting - the haunting and wonderful A Million Memories.' Thank you David. x 

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