The Hot Rats were formed by Doug Hudson in 1992 to back him in a one man show at the Brook Theatre in Chatham, Kent. Since then they have become a band in their own right recording five albums and playing at festivals and other venues in the UK, France, Belgium, Spain and Australia.
forming the band for his One Man Show, Doug performed on the London
Comedy Circuit and in the Gulf, Africa and the
Far East. During the 70s and 80s he was half of the acclaimed folk duo,
Tundra. He is also the well known PA announcer for Gillingham
Football Club and still performs his One Man
Show at festivals and other venues.
Scott Kirk - Bass
started playing Blues guitar in Portugal in the early 90's. On returning
to the UK he played lead guitar in the psychedelic rock band 'Corydoras'
and Bass guitar in the punk trio 'Three Fried Minds'. He then went
on to perform with Davey Slater in 'Sevenscore', in Ska Rock band 'Beggars
Belief' and the World Folk group 'The Bubbleband' at numerous venues
and festivals. Scott plays Rickenbacker guitars but his favourite remains
his 1971 Yari Classical nicknamed 'The Polo'.
Past members of the band include Mike Peters (Bass) , Val Cutler (Keyboards/Fiddle), Tony Rico (Saxophone/Didgeridoo), Tim Constable (Lead Guitar)