See us at The Grey Lady on March 27th

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We’re returning to The Grey Lady Music Lounge on 27th March for a show hosted by Paul Dunton & Guests. Paul’s showcases are always amazing and feature the finest local musicians – and there are a lot of them!

We’re playing on a bill that also features Jack Leon Mackey, Jessica Johansson and headliners Matt Falloon. There’s a lot more information here.

We’re very excited about this gig the opportunity to play some of the songs from our new ep. A great time is as good as guaranteed!

  • Start time: 7.40pm (great food and drink available!)
  • Address: 70-72 The Pantiles, Tunbridge Wells TN2 5TW
  • Parking nearby


Full line-up for Stan’s Showcase, 25 Feb


So here’s the full line up for Sunday’s gig at Stan’s Showcase on Sunday 25th February. As well as NOWHERE TO HIDE you’ll be treated to sets from:

    A showcase debut for this excellent contemporary folk/Americana influenced singer-songwriter!
    A very long overdue return for this excellent passionate songsmith and performer!
    Another showcase debut for this up and coming regular face on the local open mic circuit!

We’re very excited to be at this gig, and for me it’s a return to a real favourite venue and event.

And the evening kicks off with a warm up from the always wonderful Stan himself at 7.30. Can’t wait!

Supporting Dean Owens at The Dorset Arms

fullsizeoutput_3feThe announcement has been under wraps for a while but we can finally let everyone know that we’re supporting the great Dean Owens for his gig at The Dorset Arms on 5th April, hosted by 2205 Promotions.

We’re delighted to be chosen as the support act!



Dean Owens is one Scotland’s finest singer/songwriters. Armed with a searingly soulful voice, skillfully crafted stories and memorably heart-twisting melodies, he is a compelling and engaging live performer, with an emotional hurricane of stories and songs. His band.

In September 2017 he became the first Scottish musician to officially showcase at the prestigious Americanafest in Nashville. His visit included a guest spot with the Mavericks at their “allstar” show at the Basement East… and a mention in Rolling Stone.

His new album, released in January 2018 “Southern Wind” is receiving rave reviews and much airplay on National radio.

Glowing 4 STAR review in MOJO Magazine for Southern Wind – “Owens hits a sweet spot… delivers straight and true on his self proclaimed Celtic spirit, country soul”
4 STARS from Country Music Magazine – “a rousing vulnerability that at times recalls Richard Ashcroft…”
5 STARS from Country Music People – “Owens’ talent borders on genius… A List” –

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Dean Owens. Appearing at The Dorset Arms on April 5th

It’s going to be an outstanding night. Get more details / buy tickets here.

More gigs in March

NtH4 180212 Spring has definitely arrived for the band this year – we’re very excited to announce two more gigs for March, and they’re both crackers!

Nowhere To Hide are playing at The Grey Lady Music Lounge on March 27th, one of the regular amazing showcases in the Paul Dunton & Guests – Local Music By Candlelight series. Always a delight to play these sessions, and thanks Paul for asking us back!

Ahead of that we’re on our own turf on Thursday March 8th, playing the Hop Sessions. These happen on the second Thursday of every month and they’re organised by our very own Anna Howie. Beautiful music – mostly acoustic – always  in the wonderful setting of the Hop Yard, Forest Row. Again, big thanks to Anna for having us again.

Two gigs with Anna Howie!

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Lucky me! Not only does Anna Howie play and sing in Nowhere To Hide, but I get to play in her band too! Last night we were at The Grey Lady, Tunbridge Wells, and on Thursday we’re playing at New Music At The Dorset in East Grinstead.

Yesterday we had the full band which also has Roger Nunn on drums and Martin Smith on bass, and we played a set of Anna’s rather wonderful songs, plus a cover (Dakota). The lovely Sharon Blaikie joined us for two of them. What a great evening! a warm, friendly crowd, great acts (Mair Murphy and Infra Red), fab sound and everything held together as always by Paul Dunton. Paul runs these sessions at the Grey Lady an unbelievable three times A WEEK, as well as running shows in many other venues and fronting his own band – the Paul Dunton Orchestra.

We had a ball! Thank you Paul and everyone who was there.

Now we’re looking forward to Thursday, which will be just Anna and me. Another songwriting showcase, and always a real treat to play at. Come along, say hi, and discover what you missed yesterday!

It’s upstairs at The Dorset Arms, High Street, East Grinstead RH19 3DE. Music starts around 8.00pm

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New ep on the way

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Nowhere To Hide has been back in the studio laying down tracks for a new ep, as yet to titled, and I’m ridiculously happy with the way it’s all sounding! Not only is the band on top form but we’re lucky to be working with Martin Smith at his studio in East Grinstead.

Martin started the studio in late 1987 after a term in the Electric Light Orchestra, following a career as a producer, musician and writer spanning the previous two decades and he’s worked with artists including Franz Ferdinand, Gabriella Cilmi, Girls Aloud, Woody Woodmansey, Tina Charles and many others. In short, he really knows his stuff.

So where have got to? Well, we’ve recorded four tracks – Nowhere To Hide, Wrong Again, This Far and A Broad Thought From Home – all written by me. We’ve even got the mixing finished. Now the tracks are to go off for mastering before we can finally get them pressed to CD and all the other ways of getting them heard.

Watch this space for previews and more info.

Nowhere To Hide new gig confirmed

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Nowhere to Hide have been confirmed for Stan’s Showcase on 25th February 2018.

STAN’S ORIGINALS SHOWCASE happens every last Sunday of the month at The Anchor Hotel, Horsham from 19:30. It features four or five pre-booked acts – only the very best bands and singer-songwritersin the area – with an emphasis on original material!

Big shout for Stan and people like him who keep original live music going strong!

Come along for a fabulous night – 3 Market Square, Horsham RH12 1EU.

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Falling Awake ep released

Falling Awake EP 2Andy Evans and Nowhere to Hide have released their new promotional EP, Falling Awake. Three of the tracks were recorded at Garage Studios, engineered and mixed by the phenomenal Martin Smith (engineering credits include Franz Ferdinand, Girls Aloud and many others).

The band was on cracking form throughout the recording and completed three outstanding tracks: The Day She Changed Now I Know and Flotsam and Jetsam. The EP also features The Best In Me, like the others a live show favourite.

The EP will be available at gigs and you can also find it on Andy’s Soundcloud channel. Can’t wait? Then listen to it right here, right now!


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A return to my roots!

CornetI’ve written two pieces for brass ensemble

I recently returned to my brass roots, writing pieces for brass ensembles Unity Brass and BE&K Brass, based in Bristol.

I wrote the pieces at the request of my old friend Martin Rogers, the musical director of both ensembles. The first is an arrangement of Cole Porter’s In The Still Of The Night and the second, Surrender, is a feature piece for tenor horn based on a song I wrote at the age of fourteen.

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