Chasing Deer is the energetic, pop/rock band, led by the powerful vocal of songwriter Rob Hodkinson.
Likened to Elton John, Rick Astley & Hozier, the band have racked up over 1,500 non-stop performances around the world, including The Royal Albert Hall, Houses Of Parliament, NME Awards, and singing in Swahili to President Uhuru Kenyatta in Kenya.
Their pioneering approach to Sign Language accessibility in music has attracted the attention of UK national TV, newspapers and radio (Sky News, BBC 2 & London Live, The Metro, BBC World and BBC R2). The band devised and curated Sofar Sounds' first fully accessible show and were crowned 'Winners of the Soundwaves Music Competition 2019', from 1000 national competitors.
‘unstoppable’, written for Pride in London, was launched to 10,000 people in Trafalgar Square. It received huge support from BBC Radio London & BBC Introducing and was added to Spotify's 'Out Now' playlist.
The 2020 'Bad Decisions Tour' of the UK, Europe and LA, gained a nomination from The Association of Independent Music for ‘Best Live Act 2020’.
After the COVID-19 pandemic hit, singer Rob launched a weekly live stream, "Chasing Deer on demand", which airs every Wednesday 8 PM on Facebook. Rob has been busking on the streets of the UK for over 200 days, reuniting people with live music until normality resumes!
The latest single 'Scared' is written "for everybody feeling frustrated, worried or afraid. We will get through this."