Life is pretty good for Carl

Dirty Pretty Things return to Cambridge on Friday December 1 when they play a sold out date at the Corn Exchange. The band, whose album Waterloo To Anywhere reached number three in the charts, played a sell-out gig at the Junction earlier in the year. Fro

Dirty Pretty Things return to Cambridge on Friday December 1 when they play a sold out date at the Corn Exchange.

The band, whose album Waterloo To Anywhere reached number three in the charts, played a sell-out gig at the Junction earlier in the year.

Frontman Carl Barat will, inevitably, be forever known for his love/hate relationship with Pete Doherty.

The merest mention of the duo's former band, The Libertines, being enough to excite a generation of rock fans.


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While Doherty's recent musical career seems to have been overshadowed by his personal life, Barat has achieved more critical acclaim.

Joined in the band by fellow ex-Libertine Gary Powell, one time Doherty stand-in Anthony Rossomando and ex-Cooper Temple Clause bassist Didz Hammond, Barat now has a settled four-piece.

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The band had a busy summer, playing numerous festivals in Europe and they even found time for a live appearance on David Letterman's The Late Show in August.

Dirty Pretty Things play the Cambridge Corn Exchange on Friday December 1 at 7.30pm. Support will come from Swedish rockers Mando Diao and London band Larrikin Love.

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