DJ Craig Charles bringing soulful sounds to Boiler Shop
Actor and DJ Craig Charles is bringing his Funk and Soul Club to Newcastle for a one off special gig on August Bank Holiday weekend.
Perhaps more famous for his roles in Coronation Street and cult classics Red Dwarf and Robot Wars, Scouser Charles is also an avid music buff. His BBC6 Music show explores the best in funk and soul from the roots of black music through to the current day. His guests have included Martha Reeves, Earth, Wind and Fire, Gloria Gaynor and Eddie Murphy. His live, touring version of the show, featuring special guests, comes to a special version of the Boiler Shop Steamer on Sunday August 30.
The Boiler Shop Steamer usually takes place the first Friday and Saturday of every month at Robert Stephenson’s Boiler Shop in Newcastle; the birthplace of Stephenson’s Rocket. The event has become something of a hipster rite of passage in the past few years, combining street food and local ales with live bands and thrifty boutiques.
This event is now sold out but for more information and for other events, go to their website here