The Cluny presents:



  • Date: Fri 31 May 2024
  • Venue: The Cluny
  • Advance tickets: £12.50
  • Doors: 7:30pm

Part-time chef, full-time singer-songwriter, ERNIE serves up his own brand of heartfelt indie rock, stirring that hazy, nostalgic feeling in with layers of brooding vocals, fuzzy guitars and warbly synths; whilst touching on themes of adolescence, family, relationships and the trappings of being the “odd one out” in a small northern town.

ERNIE – whose real name is Joe Ernest Allan – has spent the last two years in the studio
working on a dense collection of songs, and in recent months has been honing his live
show, playing alongside the likes of Sam Fender, Wunderhorse, Runnner, Theo Bleak and Lanterns on the Lake, and at festivals such as Live At Leeds and Boardmasters.

Produced by Josh Ingledew alongside Thom Lewis (Sam Fender), and mixed by Grammy award-winning producer Catherine Marks (boygenius, Foals, Wolf Alice), ERNIE’s debut EP ‘Cold Cuts’ was released in November 2023 via Gravity Records (Divorce).

Having received widespread praise across the broadsheets (The Sunday Times, The Independent) and key indie champions (NME, The Line of Best Fit, Dork, Rough Trade, La Blogotheque, Clash), as well as support from BBC Introducing, John Kennedy (Radio X), Matt Wilkinson (Apple), Huw Stephens and Radcliffe & Maconie (6 Music) he is firmly cementing his status across the emerging indie landscape.

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