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Doddnaze Artists


    Doddnaze Artists:

Started in September 2012 because there’s always space for more live music in people’s lives. We represent the creative who are unusually good at what they do

We are based in Hebden Bridge, West Yorkshire, a town often featured in guides as 'the fourth funkiest town in the world', ‘the lesbian capital of the north’, ‘hippy central’, ‘a great little town for independent shops’ and ‘a bit unusual’ … the truth is out there somewhere

Doddnaze artists are different – all in their different ways. They may be  bringing laptops into folk songs, converted the faithless to country music, writing contemporary 'acoustic' songs, re-invigourating roots music or railing against the government and global capitalism ... but they all do it very well

So, although we seem to be developing a nice line in Folk and Americana, we have performers in various genres: country, blues, folk - all providing great live shows as well as highly regarded studio albums

We think they're all great in their own ways

We can provide performers for parties, gigs and festivals as long as you want something a bit different from the usual - we can also provide stage management, compere and a great green room and artists liaison experience

Event Management

Dave is also an experienced event manager of  conferences and festivals. Dave and Daisy have done production management on various events ranging from Preston Caribbean Carnival to Glasgow's new boutique festival Mugstock and Todmordens' Lamplighter winter festival. Dave is also a compere and stage manager at festivals, event manager and also offers training in event and project planning and community consultation - see more here

Viv Boardman        viv@doddnaze.co.uk

Dave Boardman    dave@doddnaze.co.uk

Cathy Boardman    cathy@doddnaze.co.uk

Daisy Lee              daisy@doddnaze.co.uk

01422 844091

Viv: 07533 548753    Dave: 07846 653843

Our own Dave Boardman has written a Safe Music Guide for festivals in response to the reported rise in sexual assaults at festivals across Europe. It outlines action that can be taken by festival organisers and can be downloaded from here

Doddnaze Artists


About us



Bella Gaffney

Burgess, Nicol, Kemp

Cathryn Craig & Brian Willoughby

Clive Gregson's Any Trouble

Des Horsfall & Kuschty Rye

Hank Wangford

Harp and a Monkey

The Hayes Sisters

Iain Matthews

Julian Dawson

 Merry Hell

My Darling Clementine


Slim Chance

 Will Kaufman's Woody Guthrie Shows


Dave Boardman

Viv & Maggie's Green Room

White Ribbon Campaign supporting the campaign against violence to women


 The Good Intentions

Jon Palmer Acoustic Band

Red Hippo

 Southbound Attic Band


Dead Belgian

Miss Maud's Folly