A well-loved entertainment venue in Carlisle is getting set to host more live performances through a set of monthly event nights that will feature an eclectic mix of up and coming artists and bands.

The Next Big Thing at the Old Fire Station in Carlisle will feature a number of bands from around the UK and the world, including Tensheds who are playing at the venue on October 6.

Tensheds (Also known as ‘The Dandy Punk Prince’) will bring his "raw, husky vocal tone" mixed with hard hitting, heartfelt piano moods with Ed on the drums to celebrate the return of live music.

Ahead of the show The OFS spoke to frontman Matt to see how he is feeling about his first show in the Borderlands and to see what us Cumbrians can expect.

“I can’t wait," said Matt.

"What a privilege it is to play this awesome venue and be part of your Next Big Thing showcase. It’s quite the pedestal to be put on, and I will do my best to live up to it”.

"Foot stomping garage blues to heart-wrenching ballads, I like to take the audience on a musical rollercoaster. Our southern shows have been going amazingly but I’m hoping you Cumbrians are going to raise the bar and we’re going to have one hell of a midweek party."

The new album ‘The Days of My Confinement’ was written, recorded, and performed live during lockdown.

Remaining tickets for the show can be found at https://www.skiddle.com/whats-on/Carlisle/Old-Fire-Station/Tensheds/35885650/

Doors open at 7.30pm and live music starts at 8.00pm.