The Lancashire Hotpots help BBC6 Music DJ Chris Hawkins to relocate to the North West from London

Good time Olympians The Lancashire Hotpots (The “Mumford & Puns” of the North West) are offering their North West knowledge to BBC Radio 6 Music DJ Chris Hawkins in readiness for his move to Media City in Salford to begin a new chapter of his 6 Music Show. 

The feature will run between March 26th - 30th and will also feature on the BBC Radio 6 Music website and audio links and interviews are available upon request. 

Shropshire born Chris Hawkins has broadcast around most of the BBC regions, but his life with BBC6 Music has pretty much revolved around London. When news came through that his sparkling new studio was ready, he decided there was nothing else for it than to move lock stock and two smoking broadcast quality mic’s to the North West with his family.

As the move edged closer, Chris began to think more about life in the North West and especially around the Manchester area. What’s the best local food? Do I need to buy a round? Does The Ivy have a Manchester restaurant? He needed help and quickly, men with local knowledge, men who had been around the block…a few times. He needed The Lancashire Hotpot’s Whippetpedia Guide to the North!

Tune into Chris Hawkins’ 6 Music show each day from March 26th to 30th to hear The Lancashire Hotpots Whippetpedia feature as they guide Chris through life in the North.

We promise it will leave you laughing all the way to the chippy.


The Lancashire Hotpots 

2012 is a huge year for the UK, with years of planning from the band (Who’s round is it?), funding (thought it was your round?), and political manouvering (I’ll get the next round). The worlds eyes look to the UK this summer to deliver the most anticipated event of the year…A Hard Days Pint…the new album from the “Masters of Parody” (The Guardian)The Lancashire Hotpots. 

The much loved parody five piece are held with affection by some major movers and shakers including BBC6 Music’s Steve Lamacq and Chris Hawkins, BBC Radio 2’s Chris Evans and ITV’s Paddy McGuinness. Previous albums have seen the band hit No.1 in the iTunes charts and No. 2 in the BBC6 Music chart. GMTV and Granada TV appearances have also been chalked up for the ultimate laugh out loud good time band.

The Hotpots headlined the Croissant Neuf stage at last year’s Glastonbury festival with their “Say No To Bono” campaign. It represented the bands 2nd appearance at the festival in 3 years.  Recent supports for the band include Ade Edmondson and The Bad Shepherds and 2012 was kicked off in style when the band were confirmed for this years Kendal Calling Festival

“Genuine wonderful comedy….they really are the best comedy band on the circuit.”  Music News

“You won’t find another band like this, I promise!” BBC R2 Steve Lamacq

”One of my most enjoyable gigs of the year” Steve Lamacq – BBC 6 Music Glastonbury live review

 “It’s impossible not to giggle” BBC Music Reviews

The UK’s premier parodic musical act.” The Line of Best Fit

2011 saw the band team up with Fiddlers Lancashire Crisps to promote their range of farm cooked crisps.  “It’s a dream come true” says lead singer Bernard. “Some singers dream of playing Wembley Stadium, I’ve dreamt of getting free crisps for life.  It’s a match made in heaven.!”

The band are currently talking to a local brewer about launching their own brand of beer in time for the Easter single Pint and rumours are afoot of ‘Pub…The Musical’ being staged in the bands local the Pig & Elbow after the band got inspiration from recording half the new album in the pub, just to gain the correct ambience to their tracks you understand…

Pint will get it’s first play in public when the band perform pre match to help open the new Saints Stadium with a 18,000+ crowd promised for the first St Helen’s match in the stadium.

A bumper year for every Hotpot fan is now upon us. It’s not about the winning, it’s about the laughing.

For more info and up to date gigs list please visit

March 16, 2012 10:31am ET by Manilla PR Ltd.   Comments (0)

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