A 4-piece acoustic band playing a variety of Irish, Folk, Americana, Blues and Latin music with a generous dash of humour.
Michael Doonan, founding member of the legendary 70s folk-rock band Hedgehog Pie, comes from a famous Tyneside musical dynasty: his Dad, John Doonan Snr, was an All-Ireland piccolo champion and founding figure of the UK folk revival in the 60s. As well as The Hunch, Michael fronts The Mighty Doonans folk-rock band, and adds vocals, flute and pipes to many a session from Shields to Sheffield.
Bob Thomas has fronted another highly respected folk-rock outfit, Kitsyke Will, and has since lent his wonderful soul-inflected vocal style to The Solicitors, as well as singing and playing percussion and harmonica with The Hunch.
Alongside Michael and Bob are the stunning acoustic guitarist/vocalist Chris Hanks and keyboards/accordionist/vocalist Tony Bacon, both alumni of West Yorkshire’s thriving roots music scene. The group's collective ready wit and easy rapport with audiences guarantees a tasteful, exciting and soulful gig you're sure to remember.