Gibraltar Chronicle Logo
Local News

Pete Doherty to perform at Gibraltar Calling

Pic: Thibault Leveque

British rock frontman Peter Doherty will be performing with his band at Gibraltar Calling this September.

Mr Doherty is an English musician, songwriter, actor, poet, writer and artist, who is best known for being co-frontman of The Libertines.

He formed as part of the garage rock revival with Carl Barât in 1997, and Indie rock band, Babyshambles, that he founded in 2003.

In the early 2000s, The Libertines were signed to Rough Trade in December 2001 achieving critical and commercial success, and gaining a dedicated cult following.

Their profile grew, with a No. 2 single and No. 1 album in the UK Charts.

The band released their debut single 'What a Waster' in June 2002 and quickly followed it with their critically acclaimed full-length debut 'Up the Bracket'.

In December 2004 their self-titled second album, 'The Libertines', was voted the second-best album of the year by NME magazine. The first two of their full-length LPs were produced by Mick Jones, of the British punk band The Clash.

Mr Doherty also pursued other projects.

He teamed up with the poet Wolfman in 2004 on the single 'For Lovers', which entered the UK Singles Top Ten Chart at No. 7 and was nominated for an Ivor Novello Award for song writing.

In 2016 Mr Doherty along with Sting reopened the Bataclan in Paris.

Mr Doherty will be joined on stage with his band called ‘Peter Doherty and The Puta Madres’ comprised of indie musicians Drew McConnell (bass), Miki Beavis (violin), Katia de Vidas (keyboard) and Rafa (drums), Jack Jones (Lead Guitar).

Most Read

Local News

RGP investigating death at North Mole

Local News

easyJet diverts to Bilbao

Download The App On The iOS Store