Hope & Social, eight hoodlums who play all-out, ballsy, joyous and uplifting music to win the hearts of many a gig-goer throughout their ten-year tenure as one of the UK’s hardest working bands. Their gigs are a frankly bewildering mix of absolute chaos and superlative musicianship garnished with a self deprecating Northern humour and built on some of the finest songs you’ll ever hear. With a 3 piece horn section and 5 part harmonies Hope and Social make a massive sound that jumps across genres like cats on a hot plate. You’ll sing, you’ll dance, you’ll smile so much your face will hurt.
October 2019 sees the release of Hope & Social's sixth studio album and marks a return to their roots; a band in a room playing it’s bloody socks off. Think Dexys. Think The Hold Steady. Think the grooviest, funnest bar band you can imagine! To support the release of the record the band will be touring the U.K in October. Expect even more sweat and surprises than normal!
To date Hope and Social have released five studio albums varying from the whimsy of 2010's 'April' to the experimental,electronic drum laden songs of their most recent release, 'Feel' (the band also commissioned ten film-makers to make videos to accompany the songs on the record). One of the UK pioneers of Pay What You Want, all their albums are available to download for whatever you think they are worth from music.hopeandsocial.com
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' are 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 support 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. Check out hopeandsocial.com/projects/for more details.