Thu 10 Apr 2014
Arguably the most influential British blues band of the last 20 years, The Hoax blasted through the 1990s, forging a loyal and widespread following and firmly established a cult status as one of the most exciting live acts ever.
In the early 1990s, a band with fire in its belly and Blues in its heart emerged from a tiny village in deepest, darkest Wiltshire. That band was called The Hoax. Their high-energy stage performances gave the UK blues scene a much-needed shot in the arm, and with a string of highly-acclaimed albums, the band went on to dominate the Blues world in the UK and Europe.
Former school friends Hugh Coltman, Jesse Davey, Robin Davey and Jon Amor discovered a shared love of the American Blues greats like Albert King, BB King, The Fabulous Thunderbirds and Stevie Ray Vaughan, and formed The Hoax.
The last time Englishmen played blues-rock with such flare and conviction, they had names like The Yardbirds, John Mayalls Bluesbreakers and The Rolling Stones ????