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Hookstick is a disco 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.

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

None of our musicians started in the world of funk or disco, which adds to the fun of our sets. A perfectly obvious funk track 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 Lane and Lane, the band is currently preparing for a tour in 2017. The album "Refugee" is also due for release at the same time.

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, will be released on Noochoon Record Label in March 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.