Craig Charles’ CV is nothing if not varied. Best known to many as vindaloo-loving layabout Lister in sci-fi comedy Red Dwarf, he went on to present Robot Wars and Takeshi’s Castle – both of which ended up being huge cult TV hits. Most recently his acting career has seen him portraying philandering taxi driver Lloyd Mullaney in Coronation Street – a role which he played for over ten years before eventually leaving to pursue other ambitions.
Charles’ main passion though, and that which brings him to Cambridge this month, is his love of music – specifically funk and soul. As well as performing in his own bands throughout his career, he presents the very well-loved Craig Charles Funk and Soul Show, a BBC Radio 6 Music Saturday night staple, and the network’s biggest listener draw, pulling in around 250,000 funk fans weekly. On the show, he delves into his dazzlingly huge record collection, stretching from stone-cold classics to red-hot new releases, via a few modern remixes and interesting covers.
And that’s pretty much what you can expect from his stint on the wheels of steel at Cambridge Junction this month when he stops by on 1 April. It’s sure to be a funked-out night of dancing to great tunes.
Takes place from 10pm to 3am, and tickets are £17. Over 18s only.