Hobbies of Today

1977 - current
Kevin Hobbi (guitar vocals) / Stuart Holie (bass) / David Exciting (drums) / Stuart Holie (bass) / Gareth Hobbi (keyboards) / Steve Rose (drums) / Gareth Hobbi (keyboards noise generators) / Ian Campbell (vocals harmonica) / Kevin Ford (keyboards) / Dave Lee (bass) / Mark Ferrand (drums) / Paul Anthony (current bass) / Danny Rich (current drums)

The band recorded three tracks for their debut single destined to be released in early/mid 1977 but problems at the pressing plant meant that their single was never released and the master tapes and artwork were lost. However a mono recording of the finished songs was also transferred to cassette and that cassette survived. The tracks were released digitally and also on a 7 vinyl record as the RU12 EP in October 2014. From the bands first recordings in 1977 during the first throws of the Punk and New Wave movement HOT were at the forefront of the new sound revolution and pioneered the new electronic sound of the early 80s with tracks like Metal Boys and onto the more rock orientated sound of The Sex Detective in the early 90s. The Hobbies currently have two albums released the first being Deja Vue - a collection of singles and unreleased tracks (1976-1987) and The Sex Detective a re-mastered and re-issued version of the Hobbies 1990 release. Founder member Kevin Hobbi re-formed the band in 2014 with bassist Paul Anthony and Danny Rich on drums.