Wednesday 17 January 2018

‘When I walk into a pub there’s instant chaos’- Nathan Carter on being mobbed

Country singer Nathan Carter on RTE
Country singer Nathan Carter on RTE Newsdesk Newsdesk

Country star Nathan Carter revealed that he can’t catch a quiet pint anywhere outside Temple Bar without being mobbed by fans.

The Liverpool native said that he is frequently mobbed by fans, much to the amusement of his friends.

“I remember going into the Quays Bar in Galway with the gang one night and I was the first one in the door ready to order the drinks for everyone.

“There was instant chaos and it was an hour later before I got to the bar,” Nathan told The Sunday World magazine.

Singer Nathan Carter
Singer Nathan Carter

“I suppose I could have picked a quieter pub but there was a really good band in The Quays that night.”

The Wagon Wheel crooner revealed that he gets away without being recognised in Temple Bar because tourists don’t tend to recognise him.

“I work hard so whenever I get time off I make sure that I go out and enjoy myself,” said Nathan.

“Normally 10 or 12 of us all get together as a gang and we go somewhere different every few months. There’s a great buzz in Temple Bar and great bands playing in the pub.”

This weekend the singer performed a touching tribute to the victims of the Hillsborough disaster on The Late Late Show which has attracted admiration from football fans around the world. 

The singer debuted the song about his native city ‘Liverpool’ to the RTE audience, which was written with the 96 victims of the 1989 tragedy in mind.

"I wrote that song 'round about six months ago with a good friend of mine, Nicky James, and his brother Joe," Carter explained.

"It refers to the Beatles, George [Harrison] and John [Lennon], but it also mentions Hillsborough in the middle."

A verdict of unlawful killing was delivered earlier this week after an inquest into the tragedy, which saw 96 people die at Hillsborough Stadium in Sheffield in 1989.

"It was so touching this week when they got 'the result'," Nathan said.

"Thankfully, you just saw the relief on the families' faces, that they can eventually put the people to rest. It's gone on for so long.”


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