HUNTER MUSKETT: Acoustic folk rockers bridge the gap between then and now + John Hudson

Date/Time Sun 06 Nov 2016 7:45 PM

Price Online - £10 + £1 booking fee; On The Door - £10


Hunter Muskett formed in 1969 and flourished in the folk rock scene for a few years and a couple of albums. 30-something years after they split up, Terry Hiscock, Chris George, Doug Morter and Rog Trevitt reunited in 2010. This led to a new album and they’re once more on tour and as Terry says:”busy recording our fourth album (that’s one every ten years!)”

Chris, Terry and Doug formed Hunter Muskett in 1969 whilst still at college. The band was lucky in having access to the clubs and colleges of London, including The Marquee and The Troubadour where they were finally spotted. Within a year they were signed by Decca producer Kim Margolis and booked into the company’s West Hampstead studios alongside bassist Danny Thompson. Following the release of the first album in late 1970 bass-player Rog Trevitt completed the line-up. With their studies now finished the new four-piece finally went on the road full-time, evolving from a fully acoustic band to using electric guitars, drums and on their second album, synthesizers.

Hunter Muskett’s first record label folded; the second dropped its entire roster in favour of The Goodies! The band were unable to recover from losing their second label, and split up in 1974 BTF (Before TwickFolk). Says Roger: “…though we were BTF, we certainly used to play the Cabbage Patch – not a name you forget.  Looking forward to it again.” So get ready for some “sunny, grin-inducing acoustic roots and rock” (fRoots).

If you’ve been coming to TwickFolk’s singarounds and singers nights over the last year or so, you’ll know John Hudson as one of the three “John H”s. We’ve been enjoying John’s excellent self-penned songs and it’s time to give him a full support spot. Expect clever, witty songs and passionate delivery!