Richard Carlson Band Don’t Disappoint at Dive

Words: Dan Smith

It’s been a long two years since I last saw the outfit Richard Carlson Band at Night & Day Cafe, Manchester, and despite several changes in the band, including a move to the steel city, they did not disappoint.

In a night filled with great music and pornstar martinis on tap, Richard Carlson kicked out their mini tour in the heart of HU5, Dive Bar.

Kicking off the evening was Harpans Kraft, with energising tunes and a brave frontman wearing his old school Leeds shirt. I’ll admit this was my first time hearing the Manchester band but I’ll be delving into their tunes after last night.

Next up was Tinned Meats. Difficult to put into words the quality of the boiler suits on show, but when you turn up dressed like that you know you’re in for a show. Frontman Jack Howorth didn’t disappoint and you should go check these out here > https://open.spotify.com/artist/5klWxFqNqXFUjX0HpAFvGr?si=ZADdgMtrTY-3JHln8vCleA

Finally we had the main event, Richard Carlson Band. Fresh off their recent single ‘Langham’s Lies’, they were ready to make a splash at Dive and they certainly did. If you’re around Manchester tonight or Sheffield tomorrow, make sure you get down to catch their set.

Highlight of the night goes to frontman Brad Cadman with a mullet Billy Ray Cyrus would be proud of.

Tickets for the tour are available here > https://www.seetickets.com/event/richard-carlson-band/dive-bar/2031307

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