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Lovington School PTA

Sat 25 September 2021

Lovington School, Lovington, Castle Cary Somerset BA7 7PX



The Queen's Arms

Fri 1 October 2021

The Queen's Arms, Celtic Way, Bleadon Somerset BS24 0NF

Sadly cancelled due to COVID



The Riverside

Sat 30 October 2021, 9:00 PM

115 High Street, Midsomer Norton, BA3 2DA



The Black Horse, Kingswood


Sat 6 November 2021, 9:00 PM

The Black Horse, 372 Two Mile Hill Road, Kingswood, Bristol, BS15 1AH





As with all other musicians, our 2020 plans went up in smoke with the lockdown that saw all our venues closed. As I write in 2021, venues are beginning to open on a seemingly tentative basis, and sadly some venues have closed altogether.

One thing we have done recently is to make better use of our facebook page facebook

Terry has done some investigative work and has found out how to transmit us live on Facebook, and we have done this a couple of times now you can still see us playing live if you go there now.

We are ready play for you once again, it's just a matter of finding opportunities to play in venues that are open. Please get in touch if you would like to book the band or want to put us in touch with any venues you know are looking for top class entertainment.


Comprised of experienced musicians, 52nd State came together with a desire to make great music and to be different.

Of course all bands say they are different, but we have set out to be radically different, with our repertoire chosen from the broad category of Americana and New Country.

Please make sure to listen to our recordings further down this page to get a flavour of what we do and how we do it. We are always looking for new venues to play, so if you have one and want something different then do get in touch.

The driving ambition behind the band is the desire to play GREAT music, that will engage and please any audience. Performing to a high standard we will surprise you and have you dancing before you know it.

We played at the 2019 Mangotsfield Festival and you can see pictures of the event here: Mangotsfield festival images (scroll to the lower section)

Factoid: Because we love them, and without thinking about it too much, we incorporated the letter Z from the Dr Z amps we use in our Facebook profile. We thought we'd better check with the good Dr to see if we'd trangressed the unwritten law, but we are very pleased to say that he did not mind one bit. His amps are pretty amazing, we use two Maz 18s and an EZG50, and if you have a mind to find out about them, you can do so here: http://drzamps.com

Our repertoire includes music from:
Lynyrd Skynyrd
The Brothers Osborne
Dwight Yoakam
John Mellencamp
Darius Rucker
Keith Urban
Delbert McClinton
Jo Dee Messina
Taylor Swift
Luke Combs
Eric Church
Lady Antebellum
Jennifer Nettles
Kirsty McColl
Martina McBride
Blackberry Smoke
Carrie Underwood
Miranda Lambert
...and more is being added all the time.

52ndst8 ______


Here are some samples of us playing - just simple, honest recordings of us playing live, recorded with a Zoom hand held recorder.


We are based in Bristol UK

Phone 07791 225 242 (Rob)

Email: band@52ndst8.co.uk