With a fresh take on the authentic r&b sound, the original songwriting of the red river hogs combines a deep south influence with a modern 21st century vibe. Front man Mick O'Hara's gutsy vocals and soaring lead guitar carries echoes of Van Morrison and Clapton, set against Bernie’s savage bass lines and the soulful tones of the Hammond organ, together with blistering drum grooves that melt your face and call up angels and demons in equal measure.
The Hogs are regularly in demand to support the likes of Dr Feelgood, Larry Garner, Robbie Mcintosh, the Norman Beaker Blues band and Chris Farlowe, and at gigs and festivals where their original mix of hard-driving blues rock and soulful modern storytelling gets folks young and old on their feet. With two albums under their belts and a third in the pipeline, the band gets regular airtime in the UK, US and around the world. Their track “You Set Me Free” from their current album “Tallulah's Kitchen” has been included in the UK blues compilation “UK Blues Today, Volume 2”.