A SOUTH Tyneside singer is bringing his band back to his native North East for a special album launch gig.
Joe Eden is touring the country with indie rock group Three Kings High to promote their debut album.
The 30-year-old, originally from South Shields, is looking forward to the near homecoming gig at the Head of Steam in Newcastle on Saturday, May 16.
Lead singer Joe, now living in Bristol, said: “The tour is going great, but we’re doing it sort of part-time to fit around our day jobs, so we’re at work Monday to Thursday and touring over the weekend.
“We’ve all had a home-town show on the tour, so we’re kind of in an unspoken competition to see whose home town is the best.
“I’m going to win, though, obviously because Newcastle will definitely be our best crowd.
“I still come home to visit friends and family quite often, but it’s been a while since we’ve played up here because it’s too far for us to travel for a one-off gig.
“We’ve been able to come this time because we’re calling at other cities on the way, so I’m really looking forward to playing at home again.”
The six-piece act have released their debut album, Hail, themselves.
Joe, an arts editor at BBC Magazines by day, said: “We were on a label but decided to self-release the album so we could keep control of it.
“Touring to launch the album has been great because we’ve found we’ve got a ready-made set that we know fits together well, and we’ve been getting a great reaction so far.”
To find out more about the band, go to www.threekingshigh.com, www.facebook.com/threekingshigh or follow them on Twitter @ThreeKingsHigh
To buy the album or previous EP recordings, go to threekingshigh.bandcamp.com
To get tickets for the Newcastle gig, go to www.theheadofsteam.co.uk or call 230 4236.
We’ve all had a hometown show on the tour, so we’re kind of in an unspoken competition to see whose hometown is the best.Joe Eden, Three Kings High