October 22, 2018

Hope and Social’s Secret Santa

in partnership with “Theatre In The Mill” Christmas is a special time for H&S. We always try and do something that’s special for us, and you… stuff like performing a singalong with 200 people on Leeds Town Hall steps and becoming a big-band, making an acoustic album and performing it as a one off set – Read more

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May 25, 2018

This Must Be The Place – Grassington

This Must Be The Place – Why? Do you have that one place in your hometown that when you’re there, you’re the most [insert your home town here] that you can be? The place that most speaks to you, that draws you home when you’re not home… a place and a time you shared with – Read more

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May 4, 2018

This Must Be The Place – R’n’D

This Must Be The Place Ah, Grassington. Lovely Grassington. Where would we all be without Grassington with your bleak moorside, chocolate box village square, dog and walker friendly country pubs and your AMAZING FESTIVAL!!! We’re working with the awesome Grassington Festival once more this year on a new project “This Must Be The Place”. We’ve – Read more

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November 16, 2016

FEEL – a song a week #4: Dig Hard

Dig Hard The Song Si: In our original set of demos for this album there was a song which we all agreed had a lovely melody, but not necessarily one we’d want on one of our albums. It was a little too MOR, even for us. It was certainly a strong melody but it just wasn’t – Read more

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July 13, 2016

Greenbelt – A Band Anyone Can Join

So… you wanna join the band… The summer is fast approaching… or we might have just had it, I can’t decide. Either way, the Hope and Social ‘Summer Festival Tour’ is most definitely upon us and on Monday 29th August we’re going to be donning our Hunter wellies and heading back to see our friends – Read more

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June 16, 2016

9 Videos for 9 Songs

We need YOU to make our next music video It is with great excitement that we’re putting a call out for film makers for our new album. We’ve poured heart and soul into our new record. It’s taken 3 years to get it to completion, we’ve lost and gained band members, we’ve talked and talked – Read more

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H&S at Underneath The Stars Festival - Copyright © Jo Cox jocoxphotography-dot.co.uk
September 10, 2015

Autumn Tour 2015

I’ll Take a Tango Yessssss indeedy, after a fun-fueled, festival-tastic time over the summer (check out Jo Cox’s ace Underneath The Stars Festival pic over there on the right – jocoxphotography.co.uk), we’ve decided not to pack it all in and do something more important, but to hot-foot it around the UK one last time in – Read more

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April 10, 2015

Hope and Social’s Blunder Bus!

Part of the Tour de Yorkshire Festival blunderbuss noun 1. a short large-bored gun, flared at the muzzle so as to scatter shot widely. Literally ‘thunder gun’. 2. an action or way of doing something regarded as lacking in subtlety and precision. Rain coat? Check. Stamina? Check. Vocal Cords? Check. Massive bag of fun-nuts? Check. – Read more

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September 19, 2013

All Your Dancing Days

Hello, Howdy, Willkommen! —— The rumours are true, have no doubt. The Hope & Social ‘Show of un-rehearsed Shonk’ is making it’s way to a town near you next month. Why? Why the hell not???! We don’t need no new album to tour crazy fool!! We are hitting the road once again, beginning on the – Read more

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July 19, 2010

Hope and Social in Topless Seaside Shenanigans Shocker

We’re all going on a… busmans holiday – 4th September After numerous blogged and tweeted hints, Hope and Social are proud to announce our next “event”. Book it in now… We’re off to the seaside. To celebrate the end of summer, we’re holding another of the now (in)famous Hope and Social events. So far we’ve had – Read more

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March 22, 2010

Marching on Through – Jacket on Tour

And we’re off… As well as pissing around with getting the brass for Marching On Through (our crowd sousced lyric and vid song) recorded with the lovely brassers of Hope and Social… [vimeo 10307965] … you may recall, we’re asking good people to star in our forthcoming video project for Marching on Through… If not, well the premise – Read more

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March 16, 2010

Come Dine With Us – The Team

We’re very much looking forward to our Come Dine With Us event this month. Only 17 tickets to go as of this morning so book now if you’re coming! Hope and Social figured that we could hold a night for our fans in the studio where we’re recording our album, and ask fans to be – Read more

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March 8, 2010

Star in a Hope and Social video

Marching On Through – The story of a blue jacket We are sending one of our handsome blue jackets on tour.  Who wants it first? [vimeo 9851747] The Background So it goes, we are in the studio recording album 2, writing a song about being part of Hope and Social, and I don’t mean just the band, but everyone involved, which – Read more

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February 13, 2010

Norwich City and The King of Spain

Rather brilliantly, and in a great example of fan activism, Steve Plunkett of Outline Magazine has managed to garner Hope and Social a rather unusual bit of attention. Steve’s spotted that a particular Norwich FC player by the name of Simon Lappin, due perhaps to his olive complexion and dark features has acquired himself the – Read more

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