Biography

 

 

(Left to Right) Tim Emery, Pete Gow, Jim MavingAndy Bastow and Neil Scully

UK Americana favourites, Case Hardin are a Clubhouse Records recording artist. 

They are a London based rock/ roots band and not to be confused with the country singer from San Angelo, Texas who goes by the very same name.

In 2018 Case Hardin are recording their fifth album ... they have no idea what the guy from Texas is doing with his time. 

Their most recent release, 'Colours Simple' has been described as a 'rock masterclass' and was awarded 4/5 stars by Q magazine. Its predecessor - 'PM' was the same publication's roots Album of the Month.

'Colours Simple is an album lovers album' 
Andy Fyfe Q/ Mojo

'Colours Simple ambitious, headstrong and no holds barred'
No Depression

Case Hardin recorded a live session for Bob Harris 'Under The Apple Tree' series and been played on his BBC Radio 2 show.

'Pete Gow emerges as one of the UK's most gripping, evocative and under- rated songwriters'
Classic Rock Magazine

As a collective, the core members - Tim Emery (bass), Jim Maving (guitars) and Andy Bastow (drums) - have taken Gow's material and transformed it, both on record and in concert, unswerving in their dedication to the service of a song. 

A powerfully engaging live act, Gow, Maving, Emery & Bastow have toured extensively promoting 'Colours Simple', performing at the world famous London Palladium and the O2 Arena as part of the C2C Country 2 Country festival, where the band have appeared in three consecutive years.

'Their live show truly is a fearsome beast'
R2 Magazine

Case Hardin take their name from Boston Teran's noir thriller 'God Is A Bullet' (Pan 2000). In the finest tradition of naming groups, it came about by virtue of being little more than a character name in the book songwriter Pete Gow was reading when the call came through that they had secured their first gig; necessity was, as is so often the way, the mother of invention on that day.

No biography of this band can be truly complete without a mention in dispatches for those who served along the way ... Roland Kemp, Hana Piranha, Adam Kotz, Del Skinner, Paul 'Billy Bob' Thornton and Ian Cadge.

Without whom etc, etc 

Tristan Tipping
Clubhouse Records, July 2018