The Lancashire Hustlers are a musical duo made up of Brent Thorley (vocals/guitars) and Ian Pakes (vocals/drums).

Originally from Southport in the North-west of England but now based in London, the pair have been making music together since they were teenagers.

First realising they might have a future in music when legendary Rolling Stones producer Jimmy Miller called them after hearing their early demos, their journey since has had many twists and turns - from being licensed buskers in London's Covent Garden to being cult stars in Japan.

Their music is influenced by a variety of genres including soul, psych pop, folk rock, jazz, country, old musicals, bossa nova, film soundtracks and blues amongst others. Their recordings feature a wide range of instruments all played by the duo, such as metallophone, autoharp, Indian tamboura, taishogoto, tin whistle, melodica, kalimba, harmonica and accordion alongside a vast array of percussion.

To date, they have released a critically acclaimed trilogy of highly ambitious ‘pop operas’, which began with their debut album ‘She Was Just An Opportunist (2013), followed by ‘What Made Him Run’ (2015) and finally ‘Adventure (2016). Other notable releases include their 'Sing Walter de la Mare' EP (2013), a collection of works by the English poet which the band set to music. Tracks from these releases have received nationwide radio play on stations such as BBC 6 Music, BBC Radio Shropshire and BBC Radio Ulster.

Their fourth album 'Stuck in a Daydream' is set for release in May 2018.