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Hunkpapa

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Weston Clendinning (Vocals, Guitar) started writing and recording songs with Johno Whittington (Lead Guitar) in the Winter of 2016 under the name Hunkpapa in Belfast, Northern Ireland.
In October 2017 Matthew Davidson (Drums) and Paddy Cartwright (Bass) Joined the band - both in their final year of university.
The newly formed band with an average age of 22, started rehearsing and writing in a renovated stable in Co.Armagh with their debut show selling out in November 2017 to 200 people in Belfast
The band sold the same venue out a month later, getting a reputation for a blisteringly energetic live show among students in Belfast, doing the same in Dublin.
BBC Radio 1 DJ, Phil Taggart made it to a Belfast show describing Hunkpapa as "The best band I've seen in ages - Massive, massive tunes" airing the band 2 days later on his show.
In February 2018, the band decided to hire out the prestigious Limelight 2 for a show. Selling it out to 450 people in February, and returning to the bigger venue Limelight 1 less than 2 months later to 650 people.
The band also sold out debut shows in Bristol and London in June 2018.
From this, Hunkpapa has attracted a string of booking agents, MGMT and label interest with the aim of recording a debut album for release in 2019.
The name Hunkpapa derives from a Native American group and reservation in North Dakota - who played a significant role in the defeat of General Custer at the infamous Battle of The Little Bighorn.<br>

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