A unique blend of musical genres – rock, jazz, pop, acoustic – emerged in the UK in the 80s.
It’s a major influence on Andy Evans and Nowhere to Hide, who have been bringing their sophisticated, infectious, jazz-tinged rock-pop earworms to audiences in the South-east of the UK since 2017. The band’s captivating sets move and delight audiences, combining great musicianship, songwriting and performance.
Featuring outstanding original songs, the band creates unique and memorable sets that captivate the crowd. Audience members have described Nowhere To Hide as “moving and uplifting”, “brilliant music with lyrics that bring you up short” and “confident, fun, and engaging”.
Every member the band is obsessed with creating and performing music. The motto is that when things are tight, they can be free. So every show is the same (tight, professional) and every show is different (spontaneous, fun!)
The band members all earned their stripes playing in other bands at clubs and festivals across the UK and Europe before fate brought them together – by spooky chance all living in the same town and playing the same local circuit. Why the name Nowhere To Hide? Depending on the venue being played, other options were on the shortlist: ‘Nowhere To Stand’, ‘Nowhere To Park’ and ‘Know Where To Get Fed’ were front runners. Rumour is they gave up trying to be ironic and went for the easy option, adopting the name of one of their most popular songs.
Their sets are based primarily around Andy Evans’ songwriting, pulling influences from rock, pop, jazz, folk and classical music. Audience members have spotted similarities with artists like Aztec Camera, Prefab Sprout, Deacon Blue… they’re probably right, although there may be the occasional surprise cover from Hendrix and others to keep them on their toes.
Nowhere To Hide have played more gigs than they can remember – though that may be influenced by the effects of age and alcohol. They have been invited back for shows at festivals, songwriter showcases and venues across the region. Audiences love the range and depth of the band’s performances and the energy and emotional dynamics of their sets.