We're sad to inform y'all that our esteemed mandolin player Tim Jepson has decided to step back from the band. 

Tim played a huge role in helping us land our early shows, recordings and press.

His musical contribution has added a wonderful dimension to the last 4 CDs. 

We will miss him as we're sure y'all will too. 

But it's 'Hogan 'til I die'. We're sure Tim J will be back for a cameo burst of beautiful filigree mando 'fore long. 

We love you Timbo!


Police Dog Hogan are a high-energy and eclectic seven-piece, combining fiddle, banjo and mandolin, bass and drums, accordion, trumpet and acoustic guitar.Add in knockout four-part harmonies and it makes for an exuberant fusing of country, pop, folk, and rocking bluegrass. The Sunday Times has described them as ‘wonderful’; the Telegraph named them one of its ‘favourite new bands’; Radio 2 called them ‘a band to watch’ and veteran DJ Johnnie Walker praises their gigs as ‘a really good, fun time’.

Their literate and carefully crafted songs veer from the wistful and poetic to flat-out, foot-stomping tales of doomed barbecues, French mustard and condemned Victorian scoundrels. Founded in 2009, the band is now gigging in earnest, buoyed by rapturous receptions at clubs, pubs, theatres and summer festivals - including playing the Avalon stage at Glastonbury in June 2016.
The new album 'Wild by the Side of the Road', produced by Al Scott, is now available, whilst previous records ‘Westward Ho!’ and ‘From the Land of Miracles’, are available in our 'Store' section, as well as on iTunes.

Lead vocals, Guitar / James Studhome
 Violin, Mandolin, Vocals / Eddie Bishop
Banjo, Vocals / Tim Dowling
Drums, Vocals / Michael Giri
Bass, Vocals / Don Bowen 
Accordion, Keyboards, Vocals / Shahen Galichian
Trumpet, Vocals / Emily Norris