Double Funk

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?

Double Funk

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:

Date Venue
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

As always, you can find tickets for these and other events over at Ents24. And if you've been to a Craig event and want to share your experiences, do drop in on the Forum!

To find out more about Craig's new show and catch up on episodes, visit the BBC Radio 2 website!

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