A WIRRAL rockabilly band are set to launch their much-awaited debut album at Thornton Hough Village Club.

Love Tattoo are a fresh new face on the scene, fronted by Nicola Carla and featuring guitarist Johnny J, bassist Kurt Fox and drummer Dave West - all hailing from Wirral.

Although all seasoned musicians featuring in previous projects, the quartet are influenced by the likes of Irish songstress Imelda May and even recorded their debut, 13-track album When Life Comes Knockin' at Embassy Studios, the very same studio where she recorded the first two albums.

Embassy Studios is also part-owned by Imelda's former husband and arguably one of the UK's best rockabilly guitarists Darrell Higham.

Their album launch will take place on Saturday, October 26 at Thornton Hough Village Club from 7pm.

Frontwoman Nicola told the Globe: "Love Tattoo was launched this year, all the band are from Wirral and I grew up in Heswall.

"Our album was recorded in 2018 - we didn't want to produce an album that sounded like it was recorded in the fifties.

"These are modern times, we're a modern band, we want to be free to create our own music, our own sound.

"But coursing through the veins of our music, in every song, you'll hear echoes of the past, a twangy guitar, a slap of bass, some rock, some roll, some innocence, some romance and above all the spirit of the parents we love.

"It has taken 18 months from conception to launch but recorded in only six days, our album is entirely self-funded. No crowdfunding or management or label money for us, we did it the hard way.

"We gave away a third of our belongings to charity to create a small space to record demos and write the songs in!

"Then we raided the piggy banks to enable us to record them in the very same Embassy Studios that Imelda's albums were recorded in, using the same amazing sound engineer, Graham Dominy and we are proud to say that When Life Comes Knockin' will be released on the same record label, Foot Tapping Records, the UK's largest rockabilly label.

"We're having an album launch party to celebrate at Thornton Hough Village Club. Joining us will be Tony Maher's country band performing hit songs by Johnny Cash and DJ Lawrence Marsh will be keeping the music flowing in between sets."

Tickets for the launch are available now at £5.50 advance (including booking fee) or £7 on the door.

To get your tickets visit https://www.wegottickets.com/event/480959

For more information about the band visit www.facebook.com/lovetattooband and www.lovetattooband.com