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. They write originial songs and sound like a psychedelic funky train ride, experimental and authentic with their roots in blues, jazz, reggae and the good bits of rock.
Fiona Harmon - vox
Nick Munt - Guitar
Polly Haynes - Bass
Phil Pain - Keyboards, Rhodes
Tom Eyers - Drums
They have headlined some fantastic venues, played 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 and latest EP Clockwork Monster released Nov 2019
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
They are totally DIY and produce and release their own EPs and Albums, all artwork, promo and merchandising is done by the band.
They love to play live, organising their own live music events and feel very strongly about keeping the declining live music scene alive
John Cooper Clarke - "Outstanding band 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) - "Im a fan"
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."
Geoff Wilbur's Music Blog - "A swampy, lo-fi vibe creating a hypnotic and swirling sonic landscape with a vaguely disturbing mood "