Author: Daniel


May 2018 gigs – UPDATED

Gig news – after a bit of a break to bed in our new drummer Richard, we’re raring to get out there and play some tunes.  We’ve been in the studio making some live recordings (more on that soon), and May is our comeback month.

NEW 5th May we return to the Kings Arms, Hall Road, Norwich for Saturday night music

19th May we’re at the Black Horse in Rampton, Cambridgeshire to see our old friends Rik & Michaela

20th May radio interview on the Blues Show at Smart Radio, Gt Yarmouth –

26th May Blickling Hall’s Blue Festival

27th May The Sailors Home, Kessingland



Hot Cold Ground are a bluesy, rocky blues-rock band based in Norfolk, UK.  From classic blues to original songs about East Anglian A-roads, we’ve got the lot.  Formed in 2009, so it’s been over 10 years now.  HCG are Daniel, Dave, Richard and Trevor.


Things we’ve made in Photoshop



Get your kicks on the A146.  The landmarks were hand-traced, then scanned and coloured in Photoshop.  The road & river are accurate-ish representations.  This design is available on a t-shirt in our shop



Opie style. Made by tracing around each element of face/hair/clothing etc and adding an outline.  Then layered up. This took bloomin ages.



Book mockup using a downloaded template. The bit that took the time was the authentic-ish Enid Blyton pretend signature, took quite a few tries to get right.



Tube map. ‘Lines’ spelling out the HCG letters, and ‘stations’ of famous blues artists (and, self-indulgently, ourselves).  Also on a t-shirt



Airfix. This one really took some doing. Had to learn a 3D modelling program called Poser to make the figures, then export from there to add to Photoshop. A filter was used to make the elements look ‘plasticky’. The box was an amended real one for a truck of some kind.