The Black Hats

Hobgoblin Stage, Friday 2017

The Black Hats

Earning an impressive live reputation on the vibrant and competitive Oxford music scene, Black Hats are Ian Budd (Bass & Vocals), Nick Breakspear (Guitar & Vocals) and Mark Franklin (Drums & Vocals).

High-profile shows at Truck Festival, Gathering Festival and support slots with Dodgy and NME darlings, Spector, strengthened support that the band already had from BBC Introducing Oxfordshire and BBC 6Music (Tom Robinson) and Oxford’s respected music journal, Nightshift Magazine, sighted them as ahead of the current crop.

Black Hats - No More Smoke
Black Hats - No More Smoke

That was all a few years ago, but now they are back in saddle and ready to play The Hobgoblin Stage at Wychwood 2017.