He's just one of the locals...
Pete Doherty turned up at a Margate furniture shop earlier today (May 30) and surprised owners and shoppers with an off-the-cuff ditty.
Earlier this year The Libertines unveiled plans to open a studio/hotel in the Kent seaside town. It was confirmed that the five-storey, 10-room property will go by the name The Albion Rooms.
Last week, the band got to know their new local area a little better – performing an intimate pub show. Prior to the appearance, they played to around 80 people at Margate’s Tom Thumb Theatre.
Now, footage has emerged of frontman Doherty visiting his local furniture shop. The ‘Can’t Stand Me Now’ icon is seen playing an unplugged electric guitar as he croons about the area.
A shop named Stella’s posted a short clip of Doherty – while an antique store, The Shop With No Name, tweeted a slightly longer video. The footage is captioned: “Love the new no 1 hit…” Check out the clips below.
Meanwhile, a press release for The Libertines’ new hotel and studio space states: “Inspired by the celluloid co-habitation antics of the Beatles and the Monkees, Carl, Gary, John and Peter had been looking for a creative home: a living art space, a Warholian factory, with guest rooms, a bar and studio.”
Doherty first teased the plans back in 2016, saying: “We’re gonna open a Libertines hotel. With a studio, nightclub, a bar,” adding that it would be “open to anyone who’ll pay the bills”.
Earlier this month, the band offered fans the chance to purchase a personalised brick from the hotel’s recording studio – for the hefty sum of £125.