HOG FARM: Act from 1970 featuring George Orr (guitar, ex-Sun), Des McCafferty (bass, ex-Cargo), Matt O'Neill (guitar) & Jim McGeachie (drums) who played at an open air concert in Callander Park that summer. Later that year they supported The Dream Police at Falkirk Town Hall, and then continued to gig into 1971, when some members went on to form Perhaps Boogie.
Hog Farm played The Barrowland, Burn's Howff, The Picasso, The Watermill Hotel in Paisley, The Place in Edinburgh, La Bamba in Falkirk. They toured Scotland for Brian Adams and the I.C.E Agency, and appeared regularly on Radio 242's magazine "Showbeat Monthly" and "Transplant" a teenage fan mag. In their time Hog Farm performed with bands such as The Pathfinders, The Marmalade, The House of Lords, The Writing On The Wall (for whom George Orr co-wrote a song, which was recorded as a B-Side), Studio Six, Agatha's Moment, Beggar's Opera, Chris McClure, The Senate, The Dream Police, The Beat Stalkers, Maggie Bell and Stone The Crows, The Poets, The Stoics, Bay City Rollers, Trash, Black Sabbath, Thin Lizzy, Skid Row, Rory Gallaher and Taste, Middle Of The Road, The cast of Hair, The Who, Nazareth (every month, when they were the Kinema Showband in Dunfermline), Slade, Jack Bruce, and many, many more.
A new line-up of the band formed in 1973 featuring Orr, Matt Allan (drums), Cosmo Vericho (guitar, ex-Merlin) & Gerry Riley (bass, ex-Telephone). Orr went on to become a photographer for most of the national British newspapers as well as "National Enquirer" in the U.S.A. He is also an alumni of the "World Martial Arts Hall Of Fame" for his work with American Police Forces and has black belts in four martial arts (5th Degree JuJutsu, 4th Degree Judo, 1st Degree Kung Fu, 1st Degree Kendo). In recent years he fronts a Rod Stewart tribute act, The Hod Rod Band in the United States.