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The United Stoats of America – Hastings Fat Tuesday 2018

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The United Stoats of America – Hastings Fat Tuesday 2018

Bringing a smile to even the most jaded of souls, The United Stoats of America had Hastings Fat Tuesday revellers wrapped around their little fingers.

The Stoats know that tunes by Mary Hopkins, Atomic Kitten, U2, Roberta Flack and Queen are really only rollicking hillbilly tunes ruined by being played with the wrong instruments and that artists like Johnny Cash, Jim Reeves and Hank Williams had some good ideas for songs, but didn’t really finish ’em off. The Stoats take the essence of bluegrass, rockabilly & skiffle and add some rock solid drumming and transform other people songs into something totally unique.

Photos by Sara Bowrey

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Fantastic looking band!! - Maybe lockdown has gone on too long! x

Gorgeous as ever!!

Thank you to Zig Criscuolo for sending us this clip recorded in 2011 at Woodnestock and edited in lockdown ... See MoreSee Less

Many years ago our mandolin player and vocalist Vernon Spools used to play what percussionists like to call bongos, for a jazz funk band, mostly on cruise ships. This rare photo has just surfaced and he insisted we share it. He has changed slightly over the years. If you can’t recognise him now a clue is he is one of band members sitting down in the photograph. ... See MoreSee Less

Many years ago our mandolin player and vocalist Vernon Spools used to play what percussionists like to call bongos, for a jazz funk band, mostly on cruise ships. This rare photo has just surfaced and he insisted we share it. He has changed slightly over the years. If you can’t recognise him now a clue is he is one of band members sitting down in the photograph.

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Is he the one in the blue frock? Great photo!

For good or ill, at least they are sitting on a yacht in Spain at a time when most of us were grateful for a camping holiday in Wales!!!

That yacht is floating. Unlike my street cred. 😝

Our very own Johnny LoveMuscle in Bucks Fizz 🤗

If only they all wore headbands to match the chap standing at the back.. Might still come in useful perhaps??? 🙂

(He rather has the look of Mrs Doyle here, don’t you think?).

Some faces from the past there!!!

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Our friend and some time drummer Jason Smith plays on this tune. Please have a listen ... See MoreSee Less

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