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:
15th August – Whirled Cinema, London
16th August – Arctangent Festival, Bristol
17th August – St. Mary’s, Lichfield
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