Hudson & Cutler aka Hot Rats Duo

The very best in acoustic folk rock music

They are :


Doug was half of the duo Tundra who specialised in researching and performing Kentish folk songs during the 70s and 80s. They made four albums with Joe Stead and toured nationally and internationally till 1984.

They were one of the three leading folk duos in England and featured in most folk festival line ups from Sidmouth to Cambridge.

When the duo split Doug pursued a solo career in stand up comedy and played many of the London cabaret venues including the Comedy Store and the Canal Café Theatre. He played in the Sydney Comedy Store and performed his One Man Show in Hong Kong, the Middle East, Australia, New Zealand and Botswana as well as the UK.

With the advent of the Hot Rats in 1992, further tours to Russia, Europe and Australia emerged with four more albums on CD.

Doug is also currently the musical director of Rochester Sweeps Festival and is the PA announcer of Gillingham Football Club.


Ian started playing at the age of 7 years, classically to start with and then (whilst attending as a junior exhibitioner at the Guildhall School, London) going on to play folk music.

He then joined a band called "Hockett", this band, in 1972, were asked by Gary Carpenter to play the music for the cult film "The Wicker Man"

In 1975 he joined the "Bully Wee" band touring Europe and USA until 1983.

He has now been playing for 20 years with the Hot Rats in South East England and Northern Europe, as well as touring with the re-formed Bully Wee Band.

He was one of the original members of Feast of Fiddles and continues to tour with the band and in recent years has “teamed up” with Dave Cousins from the Strawbs.

A little known fact about Ian is that in the 1970’s he Morris danced on the Children s TV show “Runaround” with Mike Reid.!!


Apologies for the very short Gig List for 2018 but The Hot Rats are very busy this year so they have very little time left !!!


Sun 14th Jan - Beverlie - Canterbury - Hudson & Cutler - 5pm

Ian is on tour with the Bully Wee Band details below

Sat 20th Jan - Victoria Sport & Social Club - Lingfield - Tickets on door - Bully Wee Band - 8pm
Sun 21st Jan - Old Tithe Barn -Bishops Cleeve - Tickets here - Bully Wee Band -7.30pm
Mon 22nd Jan - Nettlebed Folk Club - Nettlebed Village Club - 01628636620 for Tickets - Bully Wee Band -8.15pm
Thu 25th Jan - Brook Theatre - Chatham - Tickets here - Bully Wee Band - 8pm
Fri 26th Jan - Ram Folk Club - Old Cranleighian Club Thames Ditton - Tickets here - Bully Wee Band - 8.15pm
Sat 27th Jan - Shutlanger Village Hall - Shutlanger - SOLD OUT
Sun 28th Jan - Hitchin Folk Club - Sun Inn Hitchin - Tickets here - Bully Wee Band - 8pm

Thu 15th Feb - Orpington Folk Club - Orpington - Tickets here - Hudson & Cutler - 8pm

Fri 23rd Feb - Old Kent Market - Margate - Tickets here - Hot Rats - 7.30pm
Sat 10th Mar - Theatre Les Insolites - St Georges S'Laa - Tickets here - HOT RATS - 8pm

Ian is on tour with Feast of Fiddles details below

Mon 9th Apr - Tue 24th Apr - Feast of Fiddles Tour - Tickets for Chatham here or Tour on

Sun 6th May - Sweeps Festival - Rochester - HOT RATS - Times & Venue TBC
Mon 7th May - Sweeps Festival - Gordon Hotel Rochester - HOT RATS -12.30pm
Thu 10th May - Sun 13th May - Oostende Voor Anker - Oostende - HOT RATS - Times & Venues Here
Sat 19th May - Court Farm - Halling - Barn Dance with HOT RATS - Ticket details TBC - 7.30pm


More to follow as the year progresses !


If you would like to book the Hot Rats Duo/Hudson & Cutler please email