Hope & Social
Hope & Social, six hoodlums play all-out, ballsy, joyous and uplifting music to win the hearts of many a gig-goer throughout their 10-year tenure as one of the UK’s hardest working bands. Hope and Social gigs are a bewildering mix of chaos and superlative musicianship, built on some of the finest songs you’ll ever hear, and garnished with generous portion of Northern, self deprecating humour. With a three piece horn section and five part harmonies, Hope and Social make a massive sound that draws influence from soul, indie, folk, disco and art rock. You’ll sing, you’ll dance, you’ll smile so much your face will hurt.
Critically acclaimed “Happy Bread (and Cruel Hangovers) is Hope & Social’s sixth studio album; a band in a room playing its bloody socks off. Think Dexys. Think The Hold Steady. Think the grooviest, funnest bar band you can imagine!
The last few years have seen the boys in blue tour extensively around the U.K garnering the praise of many a fan, fans-to-be, and critics on the way. From folk clubs in the deepest south of England to the cavernous Leeds Arena. Yorkshire’s own ‘E-street Band’ is no stranger to the Festival circuit, having chalked up an impressive list of appearances including Greenbelt, Glastonbury, Durham Brass, Yorkshire Festival, Moonbeams, Deershed and Just So Festival. In June 2019 the band supported indie-popsters Embrace at their sold-out homecoming show at the Piece Hall, Halifax.
Hope and Social aren’t just about gigs. As part of their mission to involve people in most everything they do, they’ve completed a huge number of ridiculous projects and events involving dozens, hundreds and now thousands of people in what they do. Rousing, joyous” – The Guardian
“a big sound from this impressive outfit…inspired, anthemic, great” – Q magazine
“Brilliant, uplifting and inclusive. That was amazing, here’s your cheque”
– Michael Eavis, Glastonbury Festival
“Extraordinary songs, virtuoso performances, beautiful moments and music hall bonhomie!” – Tom Robinson, BBC6Music
Date of event:12th March 2022