The Hoosiers are an English pop rock band formed in Indianapolis, Indiana, United States. The band consists of members Irwin Sparkes (lead vocals, lead guitar) and Alan Sharland (drums, percussion, vocals).
Their first single "Worried About Ray" reached number 5 on the UK Singles Chart in July 2007. In October 2007, they released their debut album The Trick to Life, which reached number one in the album charts. The band released their second top ten album The Illusion of Safety on 16 August 2010 and was preceded by the lead single "Choices", released on 1 August 2010, and which reached the UK top 20.
In July 2015, bassist Martin Skarendahl left the band in what was described by the remaining members as "one of the most amicable decisions in music history".In August 2020, during the COVID-19 pandemic the band played a surprise secret gig at a socially distanced street party in Weston-super-Mare known as AaronFest.