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HOGCHOKER

‘Extraordinary, creative, original and fearless,’ Habibi Records

‘Hogchoker are brilliant,’ Smart Shanghai

‘Frankly bloody fabulous,’ Shanghai Arts Review 

‘Mad genius,’ James Igoe, Out of the Bedroom

'Very interesting, very cool - my head almost exploded!’ Add to Want List

'Hogchoker slam in hard with a glorious performance that has the crowd in raptures. They are a fearless act who will have you in absolute awe,' A&R Factory

‘‘If theatrical punk ska pop with a euphoric jumping beat and slither of a dark underbelly is your thing, then this is your lucky day. A joyously macabre treat,’ Liz Longden, Scotland on Sunday

For bookings write to Simon at hogchoker.shanghai@gmail.com

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THE BAND

According to Time Out Shanghai, “Hogchoker are not a band, they are a sensory explosion.” The five-piece band bring jazz, ska, punk, theatre and serious rock licks, flavoured by their Asian, European and North American backgrounds, to a message of social justice and inclusivity, spiced by anarchic humour. Hogchoker smashed into the World Record books in 2018, recording and simultaneously releasing 7 versions of their debut album in 7 genres (with over 30 extra musicians), taking their high energy stage show across Asia, playing some of the most prestigious venues in China and Japan, headlining Shanghai Calling 2021, the Shanghai Beernanza Festival 2017, 2018 and 2019 (live shows canceled for 2020-21), The Last Straw Sunburst Festival (Philippines 2018), The Nine (Devet) post-festival party (Belgrade, Serbia 2019) and collaborating with Indian producer Sandeep Madhavan on tracks for a Bollywood musical. They are only the second band from China to be invited to play the Glastonbury Festival.

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BAND MEMBERS

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SIMON

Sax and vocals

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MATT

Lead guitar

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EMILY

Drums and vocals

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DAVE

Violin and vocals

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SEB

Bass guitar

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SIYAN

Guest vocals

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