Hobnail began its mucial odyssey in 1995 as Hobnail Boots. They were a party band and played a mix of Celtic, Country, and originals. Three years later they had released two albums and were on their way to play in the U.S., which was followed gigs in England & Germany.
Now, 23 years later, they have left their boots somewhere, made copious festival appearances both national and international, released a concert video directed by Costa Botes, and are up to their seventh album. Original members Rob Joass [vocals, guitar, mandola, songwriter] and Jo Moir [vocals, violin], are joined by long time members Caroline Easther [drums], whose pedigree includes playing in two of Flying Nuns most inconic bands The Chills and The Verlaines; and Hamish Graham [bass, vocals, songwriter]. Both have been in the band for more than 10 years.
SUPPORTS SPOTS will feature…
Carol Bean & Billy Bob Stone – playing original songs from Carol’s albums.
Vince Cabrera – playing original pieces for solo bass.
Barry Carter – playing an original song or two.
Tim Barrie & Liz Merton – formally of Big Yellow Caravan, playing original songs.