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Hatful of Rain


Hatful of Rain are a British folk/American roots band. They combine powerful song-writing with musical virtuosity and a strong traditional feel. The Hatfuls make full use of the “single microphone” approach to performing which creates an engaging visual spectacle whilst underlining the warmth and communal style of the music played. After signing to the Union Music Store label they released their critically acclaimed debut album Way Up On The Hill in 2012 and have just released The Morning Key, their second.

Hatful Of Rain are:
Chloe Overton – Vocals, Guitar, Mandolin
Phil Jones – Double Bass, Banjo, Vocals
James Shenton – Fiddle
Fred Gregory – Guitar, Mandolin, Vocals



“They’re very, very good” ~ Mike Harding, Radio 2

“Hauntingly beautiful…I love it” ~ Bob Harris, Radio 2

“Beautiful!” ~ Rosanne Cash, via Twitter

“Every once in a while you hear something…it’s rock ‘n roll baby, done bluegrass style” ~ Dave Cash, Radio Solent (about “Rockin’ Chair Daddy”)

“A fine band with a growing live reputation” ~ Ralph McLean, BBC Radio Ulster

“Chloe Overton possesses a stunning voice that really makes you stop in your tracks” ~ Brighton Source

“A refreshing blend of British folk & bluegrass, they continue & expand on the erasing of musical borders that is happening in Roots music….long may they continue!” ~ Barry Marshall-Everitt, House of Mercy Radio Show

“Way Up On The Hill takes the listener down a path strewn with heartache and regret..moments later whirling a jig that leave you feeling joyful” ~ Viva Lewes