The Hardchargers entered a new phase in November 2017, when a long-running line-up came to an end and a more flexible ‘new Hardchargers’ began, featuring Lonesome Chris Todd backed by any two from a pool of six players.
In late December 2017/January 2018, director Paul McParland professionally filmed three live clips and short ‘introduction to the Hardchargers’ documentary. The first of those clips, ‘Little Too Late’, is available below – with the rest to be added soon! As below are a couple of atmospheric phone clips from two of the band’s November-December 2017 gigs.
A selection of the best vintage clips of the band can be found on the ‘Hardchargers Belfast’ YouTube channel
Here’s Lonesome Chris at the Empire, December 29 2017, with Ali and Davy on bass and drums plus album-guest Scott Flanigan sitting in on Hammond organ, performing ‘Little Too Late’:
Here’s Lonesome Chris with Jan (bass) and Gerard (drums) at the Anchor Bar, Newcastle on December 28 2017 with Chris’ barnstorming solo from band original ‘Just Somebody’s Friend’:
Here’s a glimpse of the very first Hardchargers phase 2 gig, a house concert for John and Debbie in Cookstown, with Chris, Ali and Davy playing ‘Lonesome Thread’ (also an album track):
And finally, here’s Lonesome Chris solo on BBC Radio Ulster in February 2018, debuting ‘Red Lion Yard’, with a montage of recent live and promo shots: