Check out Craig's new Saturday night radio show.
8 April, 2016
As we're sure you're already aware, the place to be if you want a hefty dose of funk and soul action - brought to you by the one and only Craig Charles - is BBC 6music on Saturday nights at 6pm. The Craig Charles Funk & Soul Show is, after all, one of the longest-serving institutions in modern British radio. But what if those three hours just aren't enough Craig for you? What if you want to keep the party going on until midnight? What if, goshdarnit, you just don't have a DAB (or internet) radio?
Thankfully, all of those problems have been solved in one fell swoop, with the launch of another brand new radio show of Craig's, also on Saturday nights. At 10pm, an hour after The Funk and Soul Show finishes, Craig will be hopping over to Radio 2 (which as well as online and digital, can be found in the UK at 88-91 FM) for the brand new Craig Charles House Party.
The show launches for the first time on Saturday 16th April, and sounds like it will bear some similarities to the existing Funk & Soul Show, but with a bit more of a late-night party atmosphere. "I've loved presenting various shows on Radio 2 in recent years," says Craig, "So to get my very own permanent Radio 2 home every Saturday night, where I can play my favourite funk and soul tracks, is a dream come true!"
And if the radio's not enough for you, don't forget that Craig regularly does live Funk & Soul gig dates throughout the year - here's a smattering of upcoming nights that might see him performing near you:
|Friday 22nd April||Swansea, Sin City|
|Friday 29th April||Inverness, The Ironworks|
|Saturday 30th April||Manchester, Band on the Wall|
|Sunday 1st May||Chester, The Live Rooms|
|Friday 13th-Sunday 15th May||Funk & Soul Weekender, Pontins Camber Sands|
|Saturday 14th May||Norwich, OPEN|
|Saturday 21st May||London, Electric Brixton|
|Friday 27th May||Bath, Komedia|
|Saturday 28th May||Manchester, Band on the Wall|
|Saturday 11th June||Cannock, The Station|
|Saturday 18th June||Manchester, Old Granada Studios|
To find out more about Craig's new show and catch up on episodes, visit the BBC Radio 2 website!