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Fronted by singer/songwriter and guitarist Darren Hodson, The Southern Companion are made up of some of the UK’s finest musicians, some of whom first met in the music room at school. 

After recording an “Under The Apple Tree” session for Bob Harris in 2016, an appearance at the C2C festival in London soon followed and a string of UK festivals that summer brought The Southern Companion firmly into the hearts of Country & Americana fans. 


UK, European and USA tour dates came next supporting songstress Rumer and 60’s legend Lulu.

Multiple British CMA Awards, Live shows for The AMA-UK, National air play on BBC Radio 2 from Bob Harris, as well as a featured song in the smash hit movie “Wild Rose” feat. Jessie Buckley & Julie Walters.

Here’s what people had to say about their 3rd album Shine A Little Light.

“An intricate, deeply personal album that plays across the whole Americana spectrum.  Imagine Del Amitri jamming with McCartney, Clapton and Gram Parsons and you'd be somewhere close to where "Shine A Little Light" will take you"

Lyric Magazine

"A classy Americana album that stands out"

Maverick Magazine (Shine A Little Light)

“Wonderful band, I really enjoyed their set, We all love that song here” Bob Harris – BBCR2

“In a different place and time Darren’s voice would have made him a 90’s “modern rock” god and that’s a wonderful thing as far as I’m concerned” Baylen Leonard / Bluegrass Situation

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