Entry Requirements: All Ages
Hardwicke Circus are fast building a reputation as the most exciting band to emerge from the UK in recent years. Having gained a large internet following, and fans all over the UK through playing countless live shows, this band is set to take over the music industry. Watching them live only enforces this belief.
“Meet the seven-piece band who are not only turning heads with the confident glide in their stride; they're literally bulletproof” - Sunday Times
Their sound brings comparisons with the brio of the E Street Band and the dark passion of classic Doors, but with plenty of British authenticity and perhaps even a hint of Dexy's in their horn-laden attack. Proudly based in the border town of Carlisle, they have been on tour with the Alabama 3 & Bob Geldof’s Boomtown Rats, played at Glastonbury, Reading and Leeds festivals, released three EPs, and have just finished a residency at the legendary Hope & Anchor in London.
Their ever expanding army shows no sign of stopping. So get on the bus. Hardwicke Circus are ready to show you what’s real.
"A revelation. The band came across like prime Rolling Stones and the Small Faces clashing heads with Give Out But Don’t Give Up era Primal Scream and the Black Crowes and the band have got the songs to match" - Nozstock 2017 (Gavin Brown)
“Google us and you might learn of an attractive roundabout in the great Cumbria border city of Carlisle”. However, this is the loudest roundabout you'll ever come across. After taking the turn off the A7 you will probably bump into this 7 piece Rock n' Roll rocking band Hardwicke Circus. Forming roots in the local Bars & Clubs of the town, they come from the loins of train robbers, trained by tai chi masters, cage fighters, hypnotists and pilgrims. All this has provided them with the skillset of spreading the sweet sound of Rhythm and Blues & Social Music throughout the nation.
"This machine kills facists" as the great Woody Guthrie once said of his guitar. And so we intend to keep spreading this message.. Singing about things that are important to us and making sure to dance while we're doing it - and we'll do that till our kingdom comes. So far Our journey has taken us to Glastonbury, the BBC Introducing stages at Reading and Leeds, some raucous nights in London a UK & Ireland tour with Country Acid trailblazers Alabama 3, and now looking forward to support The Boomtown Rats in Belfast and Dublin.
With plenty of music on it's way to the radio stations and personal pleasure devices, We have made it our mission to play up and down the UK and Ireland and contaminate it with an Almighty Groove.
So now we ask you to look at yourself in the mirror. Look real long and hard and ask yourself this question. "Am I missing something?" The answer is a resounding Yes. God Damn Yes you are! You are missing 7 vociferous Northerners with a truck full of instruments run on a tank full of love. You need to get outside. You need to leave the house. You need to make yourself this promise -
That you will come and join our Circus. You don't need another virtual friend. You don't need to be someone's click-bait. We want you to let go of all that hopelessness, shed your skin like glamorous rattlesnakes and come play with us. There's no point in a Circus staying inside your head, get out there!