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.

Ian Cutler - Electric Violin

Ian toured extensively in the 70s and 80s with the renowned Bully Wee Band and also appeared and played the music for the classic 1973 horror film The Wicker Man .

As well as The Hot Rats, he now tours once a year with the re-formed Bully Wee Band, Feast of Fiddles and also works occasionally with Dave Cousins of The Strawbs.

Doug Hudson - Guitar & Vocals

Before 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

Scott 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)