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The Tailormade set for homecoming fun in Carlisle

The Tailormade

[R]adio One house-band The Tailormade said they “jumped at the chance” to head home to play at Carlisle Racecourse this Friday night.

The band, who have spent their summer playing gigs with such household names as Tom Jones, Olly Murs and The Beach Boys, head to Cumbria’s premier racecourse for an evening of racing and live music on Friday July 14.

The meeting is the second of the racecourse’s ‘Feel Good Friday’ events and follows on from chart-topper Jess Glynne’s sensational concert at the course last weekend which attracted a record-breaking crowd of more than 12,000 people.

The Tailormade – Matt Pickersgill, Jack Frimston and Aaron Murphy – are no strangers to Carlisle having all met while students at The University of Cumbria.

Since then the indie-pop band have gone on to be crowned Best Buskers in London by former Mayor Boris Johnson, and supported many music greats.

Jack said: “We absolutely love Carlisle and jumped at the chance to go back. When we were invited to play the racecourse there was no way we could turn it down.

“Carlisle and Cumbria is a huge part of the Tailormade and we’re crazy excited to get back and perform in the city where it all started.”

Earlier this year, The Tailormade became Radio One stars when they busked in competition with an in-disguise James Arthur and The Vamps at London’s Waterloo Station. Breakfast Show host Nick Grimshaw proudly labelled them the station’s house-band.

And the band’s self-penned track The Best Days of Our Lives is the soundtrack to a series of promotional videos issued by the University of Cumbria.

The Tailormade will play three sets, before and at the end of racing, for what promises to be a magical Friday night out.

Geraldine McKay, Carlisle Racecourse General Manager, said: “We can’t wait to have The Tailormade perform before and after racing here on Friday night.

“They have played to some huge audiences this year, and alongside some real music legends, so we are delighted they have decided to come home to perform here in Carlisle.

“Hopefully the sun will be shining and racegoers will be able to relax, enjoy some great music and some top-quality racing.”

Tickets are £14 (in advance) or £17 (on the day). Under-17s get in free when accompanied by an adult. Gates open at 4.05pm and the first race will be 6.05pm and last race is 9.20pm.