Four musicians at the top of their game, honed from years of performance. With talent in great measure, they showcase their creativity & technical brilliance in every song. Intriguingly crafted classics and soul searching ballads shine with four-part harmonies and instrumental virtuosity, all introduced with dry wit and audacious humour. A unique band ….. to see them is a must Bryan Ledgard (designer/photographer).

Mick Doonan was a founder member of the legendary 70s folk-rock band Hedgehog Pie and comes from the famous Tyneside dynasty. John Doonan Snr, was an All-Irelandflute champion.  Michael also fronts The Mighty Doonan’s folk-rock band. In The Hunch he provides vocals as well as flutes and pipes.

Bob Thomas 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, playing percussion and harmonica with The Hunch.

Alongside these two are the stunning acoustic guitarist/vocalist Chris Hanks and keyboards/accordionist/vocalist Tony Bacon, both alumni of West Yorkshire’s thriving roots scene.

A collective ready wit & easy rapport with audiences of all sizes ensures that any gig involving The Hunch goes with a swing – tasteful, exciting, assured, soulful, enjoyable and lasting in the memory.

“A fabulous set with great musicianship and a love of the craic.”  Mike Harding

They blew the place apart.”  Settle Festival  (Karin Grandal-Park)

“They are four brilliant musicians. All that experience, talent and good humour. They are the business.”  Dave Burland

 “The highlight of the festival”  BAAFest  (Paul Mason)

“Sheer musicality from brilliant musicians. This band just sizzles with sound.” Living Tradition Magazine (Jane Meneely) 

Four very experienced musicians coming together to produce an eclectic mix of music, all delivered with droll Geordie humour ……. brilliant.”  New Roots (Paul Meehan)