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Police Dog Hogan are a hard-to-pin-down mix of Americana influences and British songwriting
tradition. They combine fiddle, trumpet, banjo, mandolin, accordion, drums and guitars
with four-part harmonies - then fuse it all into songs whose subjects range from
shitty white wine to the first day’s battle at Passchendaele; from their trip to
Nashville to being hung for stealing at Tyburn, taking in songs about love, loss
and growing up in the West Country along the way. Many Guardian readers will know
that Tim Dowling is the banjo player in Police Dog Hogan: what they may not know
is that he’s recently added the ‘Flat Guitar’ to his repertoire.
The Sunday Times described them as ‘wonderful’, The Telegraph called their gigs ‘legendary’,
Mark Radcliffe on Radio 2 said ‘a great night out is guaranteed’ and much-loved DJ
Johnnie Walker has named PDH as ‘one of my favourite bands’. Police Dog Hogan were
one of only three UK bands invited to Nashville to perform at the prestigious Americana
Music Association awards where DJ Bob Harris - in town at the time - snapped them
up for a live recording that has become one of the most-watched YouTube videos on
his ‘Under the Apple Tree Sessions’ channel.
Their second album was produced by Eliot James (Kaiser Chiefs, Bloc Party, Noah and
the Whale credits), and the last two albums by Al Scott (Seth Wakeman, Oysterband,
The Levellers and more). The latest, ‘Wild By the Side of The Road’ spent several
weeks in the official UK Americana charts and a single “Devon Brigade’ has recently
been released, together with a touching video. The band have played over 300 gigs
together including Port Eliot, Kendall Calling, Larmer Tree, Bestival - and last
year on the Avalon stage at Glastonbury. In July 2017 they were among the headliners
on the main stage at the Cornbury Festival.
They have a big banner and a small banner, depending on where they’re playing.