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   PRESS RELEASE MAY 2017





Our Music
Hookstick is a pop funk band based in the Midlands. But Hookstick aren't about golden oldies - they have a whole set
of tracks for 2017 and a new generation of party-goers and music freaks. Fans will love the fact that Hookstick do
sometimes weave in older numbers, but all their own tracks are totally fresh and instantly memorable. Either playing
alongside a traditional retro DJ set or alone, this music is geared to get people dancing and create a fun and powerful
vibe for all sorts of events. Hookstick Music offers a unique blend of acccesible pop and other genres blended in. We
call it pop funk, you may just call it fun.

Total individuals musically, the band has gelled together as a brilliant force to be reckoned with, dynamite, direct, sassy
and quirky, their original sound comes across in sometimes complex but always catchy tracks that truly form a bridge
between disco, funk, soul and very accessible pop sounds.



Our Musicians


The power behind the mic. Kes C is the voice behind Hookstick, releasing on audiences a spectrum of emotions -
passionate, gritty, tender,no-one forgets her amazing delivery of every track. Not only fabulous to listen to, Kes
is also a consummate performer.



None of our musicians started in the world of funk or disco, which adds to the fun of our sets. A perfectly
obvious soul track like "Serious"may suddenly veer into a rock solo for a brief and surprising moment, with
all musicians fantastically versatile. With uniquely powerful and passionate vocals from singer Kes C, riveting
funky grooves and splashes of brilliance from world class guitarist Tom Stedman, virtuoso punchy basslines
from Rachael Townend, warm and tasty backup vocals and meticulous drumming by Jonny Welburn and support
on keyboards / piano by Philip Lane and Jane Lane, the band is currently in the midst of its Wild West Tour for
2017. The album "Refugee" has also just been released.



Our Inspiration


Hookstick is focused on a warm all-encompassing feelgood style with both a deeply romantic and theatrical
strand and strong elements of social realism. Heavily influenced by founding disco, soul and funk artists and
writers such as Maurice White of Earth, Wind and Fire, Aretha Franklin, Rod Temperton of Heatwave and Nile
Rodgers, as well as newer comers like Amy Winehouse, Mark Ronson and Sophie Ellis-Bextor, Hookstick Music
reflects elements of pop with the upbeat styles of soul , funk, and ultimately disco in its ability to promote good
feeling in the real world. Hookstick tracks are generally written and produced by Lane and Lane.

 



General Info


What do we do?
Hookstick plays at various dance and style-based venues. We are just about to start our "Wild West Tour",
and our album , Refugee, was released on Noochoon Record Label in May 2017 .


Who owns our music?
Hookstick copyrights exist to keep us producing our music. If you want to use our music for something
please get in touch. Click here for our copyright statements.

Are we safe with Hookstick?
Hookstick carries £10 million Public Liability and Products Insurance. View Certificate.