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Police Dog Hogan head to the Plough in Torrington

By North Devon Journal  |  Posted: December 06, 2012

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F you read the Guardian or the Daily Telegraph or if you travel with Rough Guides or watch TV ads then you probably know about some of the members of Police Dog Hogan.

Tim Dowling (banjo), for example, writes a funny column in the Guardian's Saturday supplement while Tim Jepson (mandolin) has several Rough Guides to his credit.

And then there's Pete Robinson (dobro, lead guitar) who is travel writer for the Telegraph, plus affable and eccentric frontman James Studholme, who runs one of the country's top film production companies.

Together, this bunch of London media mates got together out of a joint love of American music and as the BBC's Johnnie Walker says, they create "a really good, fun time".

These are busy guys so they don't play too many live shows but after two sell-out performances in London (Bush Hall and the 100 Club) and a short season of festivals they are embarking on a selective CD launch tour this autumn.

And with the Guardian and the Telegraph behind them, not to mention lots of pals all over the radio and TV, you can count on a shed load of publicity and an excellent house as well as a brilliant night of music and laughter.

Get ready for a high-energy and eclectic seven-piece, combining fiddle, banjo, mandolin, drums and guitars with knockout four-part harmonies in an exuberant fusing of country, pop, folk, and rocking urban bluegrass.

Support at this cabaret style gig will be All The Fires.

Police Dog Hogan are at the Plough Arts Centre, Torrington on Friday, December 7, 8pm. Tickets: £12 (adult), £10 (concession) and £8 (Plough supporter). Box office: 01805 624624.

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