By Maanik Chadda: Eccentric music act King Charles is coming to The Sugarmill in Hanley.
Having toured with Mumford and Sons across the UK and the US, the West London performer is bringing his magic to Stoke-on-Trent this evening (March 1).
The surreal indie singer/songwriter fuses elements of folk-pop and surf-rock.
There will be local support from We Were Evergreen, Dinosaur Dancefloor and Jack Martello.
Charles Johnston, of King Charles, said: “It will be my first time in Stoke.
“There will be local support from We Were Evergreen, so I’ll be able to find out about Stoke on the evening, which I am very much looking forward to.”
King Charles has also supported the likes of Laura Marling and Noah and the Whale.
“I have a wonderful time with all of them,” said Charles. “I have covered a lot of ground across England and America, opening their shows, all forming an enormously exciting cluster of moods, moments and memories.”
He signed a global contract with Universal Republic through his UK independent label Mi7 Records.
His debut album LoveBlood will be available from May 7.
“There are 11 songs, beginning with LoveBlood, and finishing with Wilde Love. The latter is my favourite because the lyrics are my favourite verses from The Ballad Of Reading Gaol by Oscar Wilde and I am so in love with it and excited to have been able to make a song of it.”
Tickets can be booked via www.thesugarmill.co.uk or by calling 01159 454 593.