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When: 7.30pm on Monday 2 July 2012
Where: The Castle Hotel, 66 Oldham Street, Manchester M4 1LE

We’re  excited to be promoting an intimate show for The Lobster Boat Band, featuring David Tattersall (The Wave Pictures) and Howard Hughes (Coming Soon).

David Tattersall – frontman, singer, songwriter and guitarist from the splendid Wave Pictures – has teamed up with Howard Hughes from French popsters Coming Soon on The Lobster Boat, an album of folk acoustics, indie classics, and soft rocking hits, all wrapped up in a painting by his mum.

Like Happy For A While, David’s first solo album, The Lobster Boat is a limited edition vinyl-only release, including a digital download. The album features the title track (and radio smash), as well as the new single He Can See Her, available as a free download (along with a cover by Darren Hayman).

David and Howard will play songs old and new – including tracks from The Lobster Boat album. They will be joined by a full band including Franic Rozycki (The Wave Pictures).

Buy tickets now. Tickets are also available from the bar, Common (both no booking fee), Piccadilly Records, Vinyl Exchange, Seetickets.comWeGotTickets.comTicketline.co.uk and on 0871 220 0260.

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