The Libertines – Carl Barât
Carl Barât is a British musician perhaps best known for being the co-frontman with Peter Doherty of the garage rock band The Libertines. He was the frontman and lead guitarist of Dirty Pretty Things, and in 2010 debuted a solo album.
More than a musician, in 2005, Carl appeared in a documentary following him on a night out in London. He also modelled for clothing brand J. Lindeberg, along with Juliette Lewis. In 2008, he featured as actor in the film Telstar in the role of Rock ’n’ Roll singer Gene Vincent. In January 2010, Carl appeared in the stage play Fool For Love alongside actress Sadie Frost at Riverside Studios in Hammersmith, London.
He released his self-titled, first solo album on 4 October 2010 which coincided with the release of Threepenny Memoir: The Lives of a Libertine, an autobiography documenting his years in The Libertines and Dirty Pretty Things. He is part of the supergroup The Bottletop Band with Matt Helders (Arctic Monkeys), Andy Nicholson (Arctic Monkeys), Drew McConnell (Babyshambles) and Gruff Rhys (Super Furry Animals).
The band’s single, “The Fall of Rome”, was released in December 2010. In 2014 he announced the creation of his new band, The Jackals, and famously began the search for band members on facebook. Their first concert was in 2014 at XOYO in London.
Carl has kindly given his signed Doc Martins to the Celebrity Shoe Auction to raise money for children living on landfill sites.