Joe Carnall Jnr is set to bring ‘loads of song’ and ‘loads of chat’ as he takes to the Cumbrian stage to kick off his Summer Nights tour.
Joe is playing the stage of The Yellow Earl, in Whitehaven, today, Thursday August 11, before hitting venues in Manchester, Leeds and Sheffield.
The former Millburn frontman and Reverend and the Makers band member is heading out on his own and he told The Herdwick News he’s ‘excited’ to be kicking off the tour.
He said: “Excited and a little apprehensive. There’s a lot of chords to learn but it’s the fearing of fucking up that makes it fun.”
The Sheffield-based performer is a firm favourite in his hometown, but is said he’s making a ‘romantic break’ out of his tour debut in Cumbria – somewhere he’s played before, but said the weather wasn’t as glorious as the Cumbrians have been experiencing this week.
“It’s a long drive from Sheffield so we’re going to make a romantic break out of it,” Joe said. “The weather looks good so we’re gonna brave a dip in the Irish Sea tomorrow morning.
“My old band The Book Club played a local festival in Whitehaven. The weather was so bad that the rain formed a moat around the stage but we still managed to have fun regardless. Hopefully it’ll be a lot drier this time around.”
For his debut gig of the tour Joe said the audience can expect ‘a load of songs, a load of chat, a few bum notes and a nod to the T-Birds ; it is a summer night after all.’
Joe Carnall Jnr is performing at The Yellow Earl, in Whitehaven, tonight. Doors open at 7pm and there a few tickets left you can get here.