Friday, July 12, 2019
Charlie Barnes : announces UK solo acoustic shows with VLMV & appearance at Arctangent Festival
Charlie Barnes :  announces UK solo acoustic shows with VLMV & appearance at Arctangent Festival

Singer-songwriter and Bastille live member Charlie Barnes has announced a short run of solo acoustic shows for August, including an appearance at Arctangent Festival, alongside his friends in VLMV. These will be the first solo shows he has played since supporting Bastille on their ReOrchestrated tour in 2018.


Charlie comments: “I find myself swimming in the ideal cocktail of two parts excitement and one part terror. These will be the first solo performances I've done in ABSOLUTELY AGES. I'll be trying out a few new arrangements of some of the songs from my last couple of albums, and hey, who knows, maybe I'll chuck in something new. This will be my first time back at ArcTanGent festival in five years, so I can't wait to see what they've done with the place, and the last night of the run will mark my first hometown appearance in what must be almost a decade. I don't know if anyone in Lichfield remembers who I am anymore, but at least my Dad will probably come...”


The list of dates are as follows:


with VLMV


15th August – Whirled Cinema, London


16th August – Arctangent Festival, Bristol


17th August – St. Mary’s, Lichfield


TICKETS: https://charliebarnes.tumblr.com/live


His most recent album ‘Oceanography’ was released in 2018 and is the follow-up to 2015’s post-pop monster ‘More Stately Mansions’. It finds Barnes in a different place in his life. The past two years have seen huge change for the musician, he has spent the majority of his time on the road as a touring member of Bastille, performing on some of the biggest stages in the world and travelling all over the globe as well as getting married and relocating from Leeds to the Midlands.


Watch the video for ‘Will & Testament’ (featuring backing vocals from Bastille’s Dan Smith) here: https://youtu.be/zRxXZWUWZtc


Watch the video for ‘All I Have’ here: https://youtu.be/C_oSzAHLGwc


‘Oceanography’ was released 9th March 2018 and can be ordered now on CD, LP & as digital download here: https://charliebarnes.lnk.to/Oceanography


“Far more than someone else’s second fiddle, Charlie’s ready for the limelight” – Dork Magazine


“Despite how accomplished this album is, there are still abundant hints that this is still not him at the peak of his powers. Who knows where he’ll go next.” – Prog Magazine


“an album full of twists and turns, which includes sonic nods to influences ranging from Oceansize and Amplifier to Queen and Muse.” – Total Guitar


“Barnes utilises dynamic shifts and sinewy layers to sculpt a rock-solid, emotional track that zaps you in the chest”The Line Of Best Fit


“Graceful, soothing songwriting..” - Clash


CHARLIE BARNES online:


www.charliebarnesmusic.co.uk


www.facebook.com/charliebarnesmusic


www.twitter.com/charliebarnes


www.instagram.com/charliebarnesmusic


 


SUPERBALL MUSIC online:


www.superballmusic.com


www.facebook.com/superballmusic


www.twitter.com/superball_music


www.instragram.com/superball_music

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