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3 JAN 2010 @ THE DINGWALLS
London NW1 8AB
Arguably the most influential British Blues band of the last 20 years, The Hoax are reuniting for a short European tour.
Q Magazine championed the band's 1994 debut album 'Sound Like This' saying, "The last time Englishmen played Blues-Rock with such flair and conviction, they had names like John Mayalls Blues Breakers or even The Rolling Stones". The band went on to win 5 consecutive British Blues Awards cementing them a place in the British Blues hall of fame.
Record deals with Warner Bros and Atlantic Records coupled with world tours encompassing 18 different countries, helped the band build a dedicated following across the globe. It was their blistering live shows which earned them the reputation of being the hottest ticket in town, securing them appearances on Later with Jools Holland and features on VH1, as well as sharing the stage with the likes of Buddy Guy, BB King, Dave Mathews Band, Paul Weller and Robbie Williams. In 1999 after a whirlwind 5 years in the limelight and nearly 2000 gigs under their belt, the young band (then still in their early 20's) decided to call it quits.
Each member has gone on to achieve a diverse array of success. Singer, Hugh Coltman, released his debut solo album for Universal France and received a nomination for the "Prix Constantin" (France's Mercury music awards). Guitarist Jon Amor has forged a successful solo career releasing 5 studio albums. Bass Player Robin Davey won the "Stanley Kubrick Award" at Michael Moores Film Festival in Michigan USA for his directorial debut, "The Canary Effect". His band The Bastard Fairies, an eclectic pop duo based in Los Angeles, released their debut album to much acclaim, leading to 1 million downloads and a win at The American Indian Motion Pictures Awards for Best Music Video. His Brother, Guitarist Jesse Davey, also found success in the film world directing music videos for the likes of Gavin Rossdale and Papa Roach receiving a nomination for Best Music Video at the Kerrang Awards. He has also remained a much sought after guitarist appearing alongside Sting, Ringo Star, Joss Stone and Mick Jagger. Drummer Mark Barrett continued to be a mainstay on the UK music scene helping to shape the emerging sound of The 22-20's as well as appearing with the hottest new blues talent.
2010 will mark the bands 20th anniversary
and as a special warm up to a world tour, The Hoax will embark on a 7 Date European
tour starting in December 2009. The band will also release a single, featuring
their first new music in over a decade.