CHARLIES SHED continue their comeback with a gig at the Lanterns in Folkestone on New Years Eve, Saturday December 31st.
As experimental as The Coral, but as accessible as Oasis, the bands sound is a fusion of heavy / melodic guitars, punk dynamics and pop melodies and their intelligently crafted, honest pop songs have earned the band a huge following.
CHARLIES SHED burst onto the scene at the start of the decade and are probably best remembered for reaching the final of the MGD Battle of the Bands contest for unsigned and undiscovered bands in 2002 which included some legendary nights out, including a sell-out crowd at the Hackney Ocean final. After regularly playing London, recording at BBCs Maida Vale and performing live on Sky TV, the band is now back with new material.
The band recently made their comeback at the Lanterns back in November and have recently played other shows at the Black Bull, Mustangs, the Happy Frenchman and the White Lion.
CHARLIES SHED are Romer Stephens (lead guitar/lead vocals), Luke Stephens (bass), Dino Fowler (drums), Nic Bennett (guitar) and Clive Bowden (guitar).
The supporting bill includes an acoustic set from THE BAGS (Sean and Ali who used to play in Consume).
Tickets for New Years Eve are 10 in advance call Richard on 07810 864228 and it all runs from 8pm-very late.
This is my website The FG that I built in a fury of excitement when I first came to Folkestone in approximately 2004. I'd been a frequent visitor for a few years before that but I am technically one of those DFLs you get nowadays. The site was updated more frequently with a gig calendar and voting for favourite venues and things, and I know it was a useful reference for others who were thinking of moving here. Now I've moved out of Folkestone again (though only to Hythe) it doesn't get as much attention as it used to. Ironic really as The town is now becoming the exciting place we always thought it was about to become. My name is not Gerald by the way, this comes from a fake newspaper in an episode of Brasseye or something, the Portsmouth Gerald, and how there is a local newspaper here called the Folkestone Herald. Puns like this are GRATE aren't they? Do get in touch if you have something to offer, email anythign @ this domain, or try @folkestone or @pauly on Twitter.