UK Nu-Blues Outfit Federal Charm To Promote Acclaimed Album ‘Across The Divide’
Federal Charm are back on the road in June with their own Crossing The Divide tour. 17 dates stretching out from June 10th ’til July 23rd. Headlining each show each night and playing a 90-minute set per night minimum, supporting the release of Master Plan from the acclaimed new album Across The Divide.
In the spirit of brotherhood and good intentions, Federal Charm have stretched out a hand and offered a leg-up to local support acts where possible. Night-by-night young budding bands will open the show.
Lauded for the punchy attack of their debut, this feisty Manchester quartet continue their mission to take their genre of choice to the next level. What you get is no-holds barred, fiery, inventive rock’n’roll. Inevitably, Free and Led Zeppelin are still major touchstones – which is no bad thing at all but the focus is on stretching out and loosening up.
The dual guitar work of Nick Bowden and Paul Bowe is intricate and polished, with Bowden’s vocal way defying conventional range and Bowe’s showmanship enjoyably captivating. The two guitar prodigies are ably assisted by the rhythm section of bassist L.D Morawski and Danny Rig on drums.
2015 was a very fine year for Federal Charm, their second album Across The Divide was released and met with critical acclaim both here and abroad, Classic Rock describe it as “No holds barred, fiery, inventive rock ’n’ roll” and Fireworks state “Across The Divide is huge – in sound and in talent. Nothing short of ear-candy”
UK shows with Black Star Riders, Joanne Shaw Taylor and UFO and slots on the main stage at the Minehead Giants of Rock, The Rock & Blues Festival in Skegness, and at Hard Rock Hell 9 in Pwllheli sealed a definitive year for the Manchester born ensemble.
2016 is shaping up in a similar manner with Giants Of Rock (again), a Planet Rock sponsored UK tour in March with Australian rockers Tracer, and the second release from Across The Divide – Guess What – play-listed at Planet Rock for 6 week. Master Plan will be released to coincide with the Crossing The Divide tour with nationwide radio and media promotion in support.
Federal Charm June/July UK Tour Schedule
June 10 | Nice & Sleazy | Glasgow
June 11 | Gulliver’s | Manchester
June 12 | Picturedome | Holmfirth
June 30 | Maze | Nottingham
July 1 | Leopard | Doncaster
July 2 | Live Rooms | Chester
July 7 | Louisiana | Bristol
July 8 | Clwb Ifor Bach | Cardiff
July 9 | Cavern | Exeter
July 13 | Adelphi | Hull
July 14 | Slade Rooms | Wolverhampton
July 15 | Railway | Winchester
July 16 | Brewood Festival | Brewed
July 20 | Head Of Steam | Newcastle
July 21 | Nambucca | London
July 22 | Crauford | Milton Keynes
July 23 | Waterfront | Norwich
We are sure to be catching Federal Charm at some point on their comprehensive UK tour – and you can find out more about getting yourself a ticket by clicking here. Until then check out Master Plan and the rest of the Across The Divide album by clicking below.