An audience with The Boondock Hippy

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Last Show: Thursday 13 th July 2023

PizzaExpress Live (Holborn)

The Boondock Hippy are back at PizzaExpress yet again this year with their footstompingly brilliant band. They are a retro/vintage 9 piece Blues/Country Soul Band (with horn section) from London. The band has been extensively playlisted on BBC Radio 2/BBC Radio Scotland/BBC Radio Wales and many other FM stations both here and oversees. They are on Radioactive Promotions roster who manage the radio itinerary for the likes of Noel Gallagher and Paul Weller. The band has featured on Channel 4(Sunday Brunch) and ITV-Cheltenham Festival, and performed 4 times now-Live on the Gaby Roslin Show (BBC Radio London).

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"Foot Stompingly Brilliant"

Gaby Roslin (BBC)

The Boondock Hippy are an 18 legged, 9 headed beast combining, foot -stomping blues, soul infused grooves and country roots. "Their tunes just make people dance" Muso Muso.

After receiving extensive nationwide radio plays with their last 2 singles "Dear Sir Arise" and "Way to Go" the band are currently dazzling audiences at their live shows all over the country.

So what do you ask goes into the Boondock Hippy Soul Stew... You've got to firstly put in about a half a teacup of bass, Andy McSweeney provides the groove here. You then need a pound of funky drums and a generous portion of congos. Mark Claydon(The Getup/ Rhoda Dakar/The Jezebel Sextet) and Abhs Joshi head up the big rythym section. Now add four tablespoons of boiling Memphis guitar (Keiron Marshall), a liberal dollop of keys from Jimmy Harris, and 2 teaspoons of Saxophone from Harry Brunt and Tom Neal on tenor and alto. Add a dollop of acoustic guitar and Vox-Steve Keenlyside & a large serving of soulful harmonica-with Sky wood(Rumhoney and The Blues chapter)on the reeds. Place on the burner and bring to a boil.

The band from London formed 3 years ago and have been extensively playlisted on BBC Radio 2/BBC Radio Scotland/BBC 6 Music and have performed live on BBC Radio London/BBC Radio Kent. They have featured on ITV/Channel 4(Sunday Brunch) as well as providing soundtracks to various films.

If you want a night out filled with laughter and moves, soul and grooves The Boondock Hippy shall provide...

Band Lineup

Steve Keenlyside (acoustic guitar/electric guitar/mandolin/vox)
Mark Claydon (drums)
Andy Mcsweeney (bass guitar)
Abhs Joshi (percussion)
Sky Wood (harmonica/vox)
Jimmy Harris (piano/vox)
Kieron Marshall-Leak (lead guitar/vox)
HArry Brunt (sax)
Tom Neale (sax)