TheHardchargers 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! Also below is splendid photo montage from a March 2018 gig at Horatio Todd's bar in East Belfast set to Scarecrow album track 'No Stone Unturned', a phone clip from Ards Town Hall in February 2018 of 'Just Somebody's Friend', and a photo montage set to a recent BBC radio solo performance by Lonesome Chris of new song 'Red Lion Yard'.
Many more recent phone clips and a selection of the best vintage clips of the band can be found on the 'Hardchargers Belfast' YouTube channel
Here's Lonesome Chris talking about the Scarecrow album and playing a couple of acoustic numbers in Paul McParland's promotional film:
Here's Lonesome Chris at the Empire, 29 December 2017, with Ali MacKenzie and Davy Kennedy on bass and drums plus album-guest Scott Flanigan sitting in on Hammond organ, performing 'Little Too Late':
Here are photos by Scarecrow album designer Mark Case, from a Horatio Todd's bar show in March 2018, set to an extract from 'No Stone Unturned' from the album. The players with Chris at Horatio's were Jan Uhrin (bass) and Gerard O Scolaidhe (drums):
Here's Lonesome Chris with Mark Murphy (bass) and Gerard O Scolaidhe (drums) at Newtownards Town Hall on 23 February 2018 with Chris Todd original 'Just Somebody's Friend':
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: