Canadian outfit Arkells opened for Frank Turner on his recent UK tour and made plenty of new fans along the way. Their energetic show really set the tone for the evening and suggested that there is a lot more traction to be made in the UK by these guys, who have four albums to their name and have enjoyed major chart success back home in Canada.
The band – led by charismatic frontman Max Kerman – like to take a gamble each night by inviting a member of the crowd to join them on stage to play guitar for one of their songs. It paid off on this occasion at least as they found someone who clearly knew what she was doing!
Photos by Martin Allen