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2017 saw the launch of brand-new Cambridge based rock band, The Hot One Two. Exploding onto the scene, making appearances in venues and at festivals nationwide, which in turn drew the support and attention of local radio stations, including BBC introducing. Nick Blackburn (bass), Nick Manners (lead guitar) and Joe Chivers (drums), 3 friends, raised on rock and roll, began writing and rehearsing some tunes of their own. A dep guitarist joined the band mid 2018, to help finish off a very busy festival season.

“Putting the swagger back into UK rock n’ roll, The Hot One Two are an act you need to be checking out” (BBC Introducing). 

After a lineup change, they recently welcomed the very talented Simon West as their permanent Frontman and Kev Baker as their second guitarist, both having a wealth of experience in recording and touring which has only strengthened their offering. Their debut EP, 'Come What May' was very well received and the band have used this as a spring board to secure better shows and festivals. They signed a management deal with Iron Road Talent Management in 2020, and since, have secured larger shows including support slots with 'Those Damn Crows'. The band have already confirmed festival appearances for 2022, including Hard Rock Hell AOR at the Manchester O2 Ritz, alongside 'H.E.A.T' and 'Gotthard'. 


The COVID pandemic put a hault on the music industry, however, the band did not let this stop their progress as they used the time to focus on song writing. With a brand new EP due for release in January 2022, and a their debut album already in pre-production stages for its release in summer 2022, a busy and exciting journey lies ahead!      

the band

Simon West


Nick Blackburn
Backing Vocals

Nick manners
Lead Guitar
Backing Vocals


Joe Chivers

Kev Baker
Rhythm Guitar

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