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Hobo Chang

In a world of bands that sound like other bands Hobo Chang sound like Hobo Chang
​Hobo Chang are a 5 piece band from North East Essex.
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They write originial songs and sound like a psychedelic funky train ride, experimental and soulful with their roots in blues, jazz, reggae and the good bits of rock.

​They have headlined some fantastic venues, festivals, live radio shows, charity gigs, wakes, boats, had their share of playing dives and the occasional very unconventional wedding.. They have gigged with Lee Scratch Perry & The Upsetters, John Cooper Clarke, Toots & The Maytals, Imperial Leisure, The Vibrators, The Beat, Easy Star Allstars, Buzzcocks, Geno Washington, King Ayisoba and many more well known artists

They have secured publishing deals with their 2013 debut album Smalltown Troubles and their follow up album BEAST released April 2017

They have a strong fanbase, support from local press, healthy social media presence, you tube plays, internet radio plays and have had tunes played on BBC Radio 6 Music, BBC Essex Introducing and BBC Suffolk Introducing

John Cooper Clarke - "They're a fantastic band, one of the great unsigned, I love them"

BBC Essex Intro- "Dark, psychedelic sounds

​Electric Roulette - "There's a sniff of Bristol about them (Portishead, Massive Attack) while still retaining a certain sixtiesness..after hearing Eulogy and they put a John Cooper Clarke poem to music, man what's not to like."

Lee Scratch Perry -"I like it, I like it, I like it, i like you

Ranking Roger (The Beat) - "Excellent live set keep on doing it"

Toots Hibbert - " Great band you got tunes"

Jay Stapley (Suede, Pink Floyd, Scott Walker) - "Hobo Chang are compulsive listening totally recommended"

Graeme Mac BBC Suffolk Intro - "Welcome to the wonderful hypnotic world of Hobo Chang, Songs to explore and treasure in equal measure"

​Paper Champion music mag - "Bad and Mad has such a nice sound to it but sounds twisted at the same time . A brilliant put together album this deserves a few play throughs."

Hobo Chang, Colchester

music type
psychedelic roots, reggae, jazz roc - Live originals band (5 members)
available for
Bar/Pub/Club, Events, Party, Festival, Corporate,
Colchester, Essex, CO7 9JH
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