Hackney Hill Pickers (UK)

A hard driving bluegrass band based in east London playing a creative mix of bluegrass country and old time from Jimmy Martin to the Johnson mountain boys to Merle Haggard and back again.

2023 has been a busy time for the hill pickers seeing them playing regular events in and around the capital and numerous festivals culminating this year in a slot at the 02 as part of C2C: Country to Country Europe's biggest country music festival created by AEG Europe.

2024 is looking even more exciting , with a growing fan base and a reputation for delivering foot-stomping, barn-burning shows, The hackney boys are at the forefront of the British bluegrass movement, proving that this American-rooted genre has found a vibrant home across the pond.

"Our passion for this music is clear as it is contagious, this music fills us up and we want to share it with as many people as possible."

Luke Donovan - guitar/ vocal

Tim Kent - banjo

Matty Loydd - double bass

David Atkinson - mando


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