Hope And Social
Hope And Social are a band who do things a little bit differently. They wear blue jackets, they play mind-blowing, balls-to-the-floor, anything-for-a-laugh, much-more-for-a-tear, heart-on-your-sleeve, foot-on-your-monitor gigs. Gloriously and fiercely independent, Hope And Social formed the UKé─˘s first fan-funded record label Alamo Music and have made just about every mistake a é─˛professionalé─˘ band can make and have now decided that entertaining people and making the songs they love is the most important thing in music. They like people. They like involving people.

After a mad 2011, the band decided to go back to basics, unplugging everything and re-worked their songs using any instrument their could get their hands on, including a choir of brass instruments (that is everyone apart their Trumpeter, James). This resulted in their special Winter Warmer gig at the Georgian Theatre Richmond at Christmas. Due to the success of that night, they recorded the set, added some new songs and have three dates where they will once again step in to the é─˛unpluggedé─˘ world. Come along, it promises to be special.

"a big sound from this impressive outfit...inspired, anthemic, great" - Q Magazine
é─˙smash-your-head-into-the-wall brillianté─¨ - Entertainment Weekly
é─˙é─Âone of the best acts around...é─¨ - Manchester Evening News
é─˙one of the UKé─˘s top five live bandsé─¨ - The Independent
é─˙possibly the most complete band everé─¨ - Tim Hornsby

The Water Rats
Saturday 5th October 2013
Friday 26th April 2013
The Lexington
Friday 23rd November 2012
Cotton & Hobbs
Friday 30th March 2012
The Bull & Gate
Saturday 22nd October 2011
The Bull & Gate
Saturday 14th May 2011