The Craig Charles Funk and Soul Show blows into the Leadmill on Bank Holiday Sunday.
The Coronation Street and former Red Dwarf star has carved out a successful broadcasting and DJing career, presenting BBC 6 Music’s Funk & Soul Show, as well as DJing regularly at the iconic Bloomsbury Bowling Lanes venue in London.
He’s embarking on a 15-date tour which brings him from Torquay on Friday night to Sheffield on Sunday.
Support comes from local headbangers Andy H of First World Records, Arnivore (Cool Beans) and Clipboard (Threads). It all starts at 11pm and tickets are £15.
Craig’s career began at the age of 12 when he won The Guardian Poetry Award. The runner up was 33 years old! He performed as a warm-up act for bands in his native Liverpool, and made his TV debut performing his poetry on Riverside and Wogan.
Craig is recognised the world over as Dave Lister - the curry-devouring, last-surviving human in BBC 2’s hugely popular sci-fi sitcom Red Dwarf. He has also been seen and heard as a performer or presenter on a whole host of programmes as diverse as Through The Keyhole, The Bill, Radio 4’s Kaleidoscope and of course the irresistible carnage of Robot Wars.
In the past Craig has been a member of the Royal Shakespeare Company, has toured his stand-up show and done panto (in Dick Whittington). He continues to front his own band, The Eye. Craig Charles will be back in Sheffield next weekend with his Red Dwarf chum Chris Barrie among a host of celebrities attending the first Sheffield Film and Comic Con which will be taking over the Motorpoint Arena on Saturday and Sunday, August 30 and 31.
As well as favourite stars from TV, Film and Comics there will be fun activities including photo shoots, panels, autograph sessions and hundreds of stalls full of TV and Film memorabilia to browse.