Google us and you might learn of an attractive roundabout in the great Cumbria boarder city of Carlisle. However, this is the loudest roundabout you’ll ever come across.
After taking the turn off the A7 you will probably bump into this 7 piece Rock n’ Roll rocking band Hardwicke Circus from Carlisle. Forming roots in the local Bars & Clubs of the town, they come from the loins of train robbers, trained by tai chi masters, cage fighters, hypnotists and pilgrims. This has provided them with the skillset of spreading the sweet sound of Rhythm and Blues & Social Music throughout the nation.
“This machine kills facists” as the great Woody Guthrie once said of his guitar. And so Hardwicke Circus intend to keep spreading that message.. Singing about things that are important to us and making sure to dance while we’re doing it – and we’ll do that till our kingdom comes. So far Our journey has taken us to Glastonbury, the BBC Introducing stages at Reading and Leeds, some raucous nights in London and an upcoming UK & Ireland tour with Country Acid trailblazers Alabama 3. Catching the eye of former Stiff Records founder and Island Records president Dave Robinson and we now happily count him and his son Milo as our managers.
With plenty of music on it’s way to the radio stations and personal pleasure devices, We have made it our mission to play up and down this country and contaminate it with an Almighty Groove.
So now we ask you to look at yourself in the mirror. Look real long and hard and ask yourself this question. “Am I missing something?” The answer is a resounding Yes. God Damn Yes you are! You are missing 7 vociferous Northerners with a truck full of instruments run on a tank full of love. You need to get outside. You need to leave the house. You need to make yourself this promise –
That you will come and join our Circus. You don’t need another virtual friend. You don’t need to be someone’s click-bait. We want you to let go of all that hopelessness, shed your skin like glamorous rattlesnakes and come play with us.
There’s no point in a Circus staying inside your head, get out there!