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THE BAND

MICK DOONAN

BOB THOMAS

TONY BACON

CHRIS HANKS

 

MARCUS FROST

Five musicians at the top of their game, honed from years of performance. With talent in great measure, they showcase their creativity & technical brilliance in every song. Intriguingly crafted classics and soul searching ballads shine with five-part harmonies and instrumental virtuosity, all introduced with dry wit and audacious humour. A unique band ….. to see them is a must.  

 

-Bryan Ledgard (designer/photographer).

 

Mick Doonan was a founder member of the legendary 70s folk-rock band Hedgehog Pie and comes from the famous Tyneside dynasty. John Doonan Snr, was an All-Ireland flute champion.  Michael also fronts The Mighty Doonan’s folk-rock band. In The Hunch he provides vocals as well as flutes and pipes.

 

Bob Thomas fronted another highly respected folk-rock outfit, Kitsyke Will, and has since lent his wonderful soul-inflected vocal style to The Solicitors, as well as singing, playing percussion and harmonica with The Hunch.

 

Alongside these two are the stunning acoustic guitarist/vocalist Chris Hanks and keyboards/accordionist/vocalist Tony Bacon, both alumni of West Yorkshire’s thriving roots scene. Marcus Frost is the latest addition to the line up; with extensive experience in the local blues/rock scene, Marcus brings his unique style of percussion and vocals.

 

A collective ready wit & easy rapport with audiences of all sizes ensures that any gig involving The Hunch goes with a swing - tasteful, exciting, assured, soulful, enjoyable and lasting in the memory. 

Image by Ben Wicks
“They blew the place apart.”

Settle Festival  (Karin Grandal-Park)

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