Hank Wangford Electric Palace 7 September

Hank Wangford & The Lost Cowboys are returning to The Electric Palace once again for a Bridport Hat Festival extravaganza.

An authentic country singer/songwriter, with a wide emotional range, country music’s ‘King of Pain’ is renowned on both sides of the Atlantic for his originality and long years on the country music scene.

There’ll be a celebratory party atmosphere in our elegant interior. Oh – and don’t forget… the dress-up is just as important as the get down, so pick a decade and dress glamorous!

Hank’s band of LOST COWBOYS is packed with all-star hard-core country musicians. They are….

Martin Belmont – Stratocaster and a giant on the fearsome Fender 6-String Bass, Martin is ex-Graham Parker & the Rumour, Nick Lowe, Elvis Costello and Johnny Cash.

BJ Cole – pedal steel guitar guru who has played with everyone from Brian Eno and REM to Devon Sproule, Martin Simpson, Richard Ashcroft and the Verve

Kevin Foster – bass guitar. Doll by Doll bassist goes hard country.

Roy Dodds – drums. Ex-Fairground Attraction, plays with Eddie Reader and Jacqui Dankworth. Roy plays songs not just tunes. 

Spanner (Anna) Robinson – harmony & lead vocals. Also sings with Alt-Country outfit Hallelujah Trails.