Chrome Hoof are an experimental orchestra based in London, England.
The group was formed in 2000 by Cathedral bassist Leo Smee and his brother Milo Smee. Initially performing as a duo, their music was mostly electronic. Since the start, however, the group have continuously recruited new members playing various instruments. As of 2007, the group have about ten members and instruments such as saxophone, trumpet, bassoon, violin, guitars, bass and drums. Read more on Last.fm
A brief update: we have been in deep hibernation for some time now but have certainly not disbanded. The Hoof will never make a record purely for the sake of making one - we make them when we have something new to say.
We have all been busy with other projects for the last year or so but hope to bring you some news of new Hoof music before too long.
Thanks for your patience and your continued support. May your husks long remain unruined.
Jun 27, 2014
Thanks for having us Norway!
Jun 24, 2014
Today we go to Norway to perform under the midnight sun.
Jun 10, 2014
If you do one thing today, check out Music for a Good Home 3, an album raising money for homelessness charity Shelter. We're proud to have donated an exclusive track (previously unreleased extended version of When the Lightening Strikes with alternative outro) and be part of such a fantastic lineup of great music. You get 31 tracks for just £7 and all proceeds go to charity. Other contributions include tracks from Grumbling Fur, Esben & The Witch and John Parish. That's 23p a track. Bargain, eh?! £7 can really help Shelter. Released 16th June. Pre-order now!!!!!
May 23, 2014
**LIVE DATE** FESTSPILLENE in the North of Norway HARSTAD 21.–28. JUNE 2014
May 15, 2014
New live date to be announced soon...
Feb 24, 2014
Thank you, Progressive Area!
Jan 27, 2014
Chrome Hoof @ Nottingham Contemporary Arts Centre 2014 courtesy of A Quick Flash facebook.com/pages/A-Quick-Flash
Jan 25, 2014
Fantastic show at Oslo, Hackney. Thanks to y'all for coming down.
Jan 24, 2014
2000 RSVPs for tonight's show, so we are told. Looking forward to it Nottingham!
Jan 07, 2014
Very excited to announce that the legendary Charles Hayward will be performing at the Oslo Hackney show.