Motorcycle Display Team is an alt rock and roll band that makes songs full of melodic vocal twists and driving rhythms you just have to dance to.

To date they’ve released two EPs (‘The Crayon Masterpiece’ 2009 and ‘Letters of Last Resort’ 2015), one LP (Captatio Benevolentiae, 2012) and they have constantly toured the UK, Ireland and beyond since 2008.

MDT is constantly praised for an honest, candid and energetic live act from which they wring every drop of pathos.

They have always impressed at festivals, receiving some lovely reviews. Bowie, Zeppelin, Buckley, QOTSA and the Manics are artists that frequently crop up by comparison and the band are very happy to be placed in such company.

MDT is Steve Hinds (vocals, guitar), Jim Chapman (bass) and Morgan Condon (drums).

MDT’s style is broad, but they build songs using soaring vocals, melodic hooks and unexpected ticks, all woven together in tight rhythm and delivered with a wink and a snarl. Steve’s pen doesn't discriminate. His lyrics tackle themes from kidnap to creationism, mental illness to misanthropy, patriotism to penis envy. The songs are often reflective of the trials of life but always engaging. All this weight is tempered with a dark sense of humour which runs vividly throughout the songs.

Notable achievements for MDT include Absolute Radio's “Unsigned Band Of The Week”, plays on BBC 6 Music Introducing, XFM, BBC London 94.9, Music Week, Right Chord Music’s “Band Of The Week”, Emerging Icons, God Is In The TV and Room Thirteen coverage. Also, their music has been featured on TV shows in the UK and USA.

In 2015, MDT had the honour of touring in support of legendary The Crazy World of Arthur Brown followed by My Life Story. These tours resulted in MDT’s live reputation spreading and a buzz continuing to grow around them.

2016 has been spent working on their new album….expect to hear a lot from MDT in 2017!

New record Letters of Last Resort.
Watch the video for the title track here.

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Gigs Played

24 January - Dublin Castle, Camden
25 January - 12Bar, Denmark Street
22 February - Leonard's EC1, Islington
12 March - Tommy Flynn's, Camden
17 March - Hope & Anchor, Islington
31 March - Bullet Bar, Kentish Town
11 April - The Good Ship, Kilburn
25 April - Soho Revue Bar, Soho
8 May - New Cross Inn, New Cross

15 May - Dry Bar, Farringdon
29 May - Hope & Anchor, Islington
11 June - Good Ship, Kilburn
12 July - Industry
30 August - The Miller, London Bridge
5 September - Lark in the Park
24 September - Tommy Flynn's, Camden
31 October - Dublin Castle Hallowe'en Special, Camden
21 November – MotherBar, Old Street
28 November - Jamdown at Canalot Studios, Maida Vale

7 January - 93 Feet East, Brick Lane
12 January - Bullet Bar, Kentish Town
24 January - Hope & Anchor, Islington
21 February - Dublin Castle, Camden
5 March - The Fox, Lewisham
9 March - The Comedy, Leicester Square
27 March - The Troubador, Earl’s Court
9 April - The Purple Turtle, Camden
6 June - Kenwood House, Hampsted
15 July - The Fly, Tottenham Court Road
23 July - The Troubadour, Earl’s Court
30 July - The Bird's Nest, Deptford
31 July - The Albany, Great Portland Street
4 July - Islington O2 Academy, Islington
22 August - Rapture, Kildare
8 September - Sir Richard Steele, Chalk Farm
15 September - Balcony TV London, Camden
2 October - The Fly, Tottenham Court Road
23 October - The Bird's Nest, Deptford
31 October - Dublin Castle Hallowe'en Special II, Camden
27 November - Bush Hall, Shepherd’s Bush
4 December - The Good Ship, Kilburn

15 January - Monto Water Rats, King’s Cross
13 February - The Dublin Castle, Camden
10 March - The Wilmington Arms, Farringdon
26 March - New Cross Inn, New Cross
8 April - The Bird's Nest, Deptford
23 April - Maggie's Chamber, Edinburgh
24 April - Cosmopol, Glasgow
1 May - Landmark Beer Festival, Ilfracoombe
15 May - Monto Water Rats, Kings Cross
8 August - The Enterprise, Camden
29 August – Bramdown, Basingstoke
16 September - Monto Water Rats, King’s Cross
2 October - The Bird's Nest, Deptford
21 October-New Cross Inn, New Cross
30 October- Dublin Castle, Hallowe’en, Camden

26 January- George IV, Chiswick

19 February- Islington O2 Academy, Angel
03 March- New Cross Inn, New Cross
08 March- Hard Rock Café, Mayfair
17 March- The Bird’s Nest, Deptford
24 March- Café 1001, Brick Lane
31 March- The Fox, Lewisham
09 April- The Good Ship, Kilburn
05 May- The Monarch, Camden
13 May- The Troubadour, Earl’s Court
02 June- New Cross Inn, New Cross
05 July- New Cross Inn, New Cross
09 July – Lewisham People’s Day
04 August- New Cross Inn, New Cross
01 September- New Cross Inn, New Cross
28 September – Café 1001, Brick Lane
21 October- Montague Arms, New Cross

16 February- Tamesis Dock, Lambeth
15 June- Album Launch Gig, Ballyhoo, Tottenham Court Road (Matt’s comeback)
19 July- The Bird’s Nest, Deptford
25 July- The Luxe, Spitalfields
02 August- New Cross Inn, New Cross
04 August- Olympics Gig, Blackheath
15 August- Dublin Castle, Camden
26 August- Camden Rocks, Camden
29 August- Surya, Kings Cross
21 September- The Enterprise, Camden
25 October- The Grand Social, Dublin
26 October- Monroes, Galway
27 October- The Stables, Mullinger
28 October- Sweeneys, Dublin
01 December – The Constitution, Camden

23 February- Islington O2, Islington
08 March- Alley Cat, Denmark Street
04 April- Whelan’s, Dublin
05 April- The Library Bar, Limerick
06 April- The Bentley, Galway
07 April- John Daly’s, Mullingar
24 April- Mother Bar, Old Street
13 May- The Bedford, Balham
23 May- The Islington, Islington
31 May- The Finsbury, Finsbury Park
23 June- Sea Sessions Festival, Donegal
17 July- Half Moon, Putney
25 July- Number 1, Mullingar
26 July- Crane Lane Theatre, Cork
27 July- Roisin Dubh’s, Galway
28 July – The Grand Social, Dublin
7 September- Wharf Chambes, Leeds
14 September- The Birds Nest, Deptford
09 October- The Victoria, Dalston
26 October- White Lion, Streatham
12 November- Water Rats, Kings Cross
13 December- New Cross Inn, New Cross
20 December- Zigfrid von Underbelly, Hoxton

11 March- Hard Rock Café, Mayfair
18 March- Hard Rock Café, Mayfair
26 June- Chelsea College of Art
12 July- Lewisham People’s Day
08 October- 12 Bar, Denmark Street
31 October- The Montague Arms, New Cross
13 December- The Constitution, Camden

4 February- The Monarch, Camden
26 February- The Bird’s Nest Deptford
7 March- Sweeneys, Dublin
8 March- The Grand Social, Dublin
26 March- The Cuban, Camden
10 April- The Shed, Leicester
16 April- The Windmill, Brixton
21 April- Apple Store, Regent’s Street
8 May- Nambucca, Holloway
14 May- Great Escape Festival, Brighton
13 June- Youbloom Festival, Dublin
2 July- Chelsea College of Art
11 July- Lewisham People’s Day, Lewisham
01 August- Chilled In a Field Festival, East Sussex
12 September- Tamesis Dock, Lambeth
25 September – BIFF, Turin
3 October- The Borderline, London
9 October- West End Centre, Aldershot
17 October - Buxton Opera House, Buxton
6 November- The Cluny, Newcastle
7 November- Box Bar, Glasgow
8 November- Brudenell Social Club, Leeds
12 November- Wedgewood Rooms, Portsmouth
20 December- Zigfrid von Underbelly, Hoxton

20 January- The Trapeze Bar, Old Street. Matt's last gig
3 March- The Cuban, Camden, London
14 May- Asylum, Chelsmford, Essex
30 June- Chelsea College of Art, London
09 July- Mountsfield Park, Lewisham People's Day Festival, London
28 August- The Bird's Nest, Deptford, London
27 August- Mycenae House, Greenwich, London
24 September- Cine Teatro Baretti, Turin, Italy
29 October- The Bird's Nest, Deptford, London