Police Dog Hogan made a welcome return to Inchyra Arts Club on Thursday 2 March as part of an extensive tour throughout February, March and April to promote their brand new studio album 'Wild By The Side Of The Road'. The band’s driving country-rock rhythms and Americana vibe were used to full effect as they showcased material from the new album as well as all the old favourites.
Released on Major Tom Records the new album marks a turning point in the band’s recording career and is already attracting excited interest from local, national and online press and radio. The collective musical skills of the band have been used to full effect to create an album that delivers on both interpretation and atmosphere underpinned by lead singer James Studholme’s lyrics based on stories and personal observations.
“This is an utterly unique venue” says James Studholme. “We were lucky enough to play here when we were touring our last CD, ‘Westward Ho!’ and are thrilled that James and Caroline Inchyra have asked us back. Their enthusiasm for the music really shines through and they have created a magical atmospheric place to play. We had a fantastic night last time and this promises to be the same only more so!” he adds.
Formed in 2009, the band has evolved over the years into a tight-knit eight-piece unit combining guitar, fiddle, banjo, mandolin, accordion, trumpet, keyboards, bass and drums to create an exuberant fusing of country, pop, folk and rocking bluegrass. They have served their time on the touring scene with more than three hundred live shows under their belts, including appearances at the AMA Awards in Nashville and many prestigious UK festivals. They now regularly play to sell-out audiences up and down the country.