Carl Barat has announced his first gig with his band The Jackals after posting an advert on Facebook.
Carl Barat has announced his first gig with his band The Jackals.
The former Libertines man recruited the group via Facebook, after posting an advert for a drummer, bass player and rhythm guitarist, and receiving more than 100 applications.
Carl wrote on the site yesterday (08.04.14): ''Dearest friends, I wanted to thank those of you for your support through the process of me finding a new band using social media and even bigger thanks to those of you who auditioned.
''I've thoroughly enjoyed the entire process was overwhelmed by the calibre of musicians who applied; I really couldn't have asked for more.''
The new line-up features frontman Carl, guitarist Billy Tessio, bassist Adam Claxton and drummer Jay Bone, who will play their debut show at London's XOYO on May 15.
Earlier this year, the former Dirty Pretty Things star revealed that he has recorded demos for the follow-up to his 2010 self-titled debut solo album with Johnny Marr, Andy Burrows and The Bronx's Joby Ford.
However, he insisted he wouldn't release any of the new material until he had formed a new band and played some live gigs.
Meanwhile, for the next few months Carl will be away filming his leading role in French movie 'For This Is My Body'.
His Jackals band mates will put the finishing touches to the album while he is away and the record will be released in September.