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"A gift for melody …brave, poignant …entertaining and original"
The Guardian ★★★★

"Beatific of voice, fragrant of melody and lyrically fearless"
MOJO ★★★★

"Still stretching boundaries"
Telegraph ★★★★

"Achingly sad, poignant, funny and gloriously musically uplifting"
Ricky Ross

"honest, amusing and proudly English"
R2 RocknReel

Although best known as a respected songwriter for others, Charlie enjoys a multi-faceted career that includes acting, comedy-improvisation, writing for radio and composition for film and TV as well as performing live with her band. After drama school, regional rep and a stint in childrens' television Charlie formed a bluegrass band playing Monday nights in a west London pancake house.

The band, with school friend Julian Littman graduated to the pub circuit from where she was signed by Island Records in 1978. She made her first album in Nashville and London and released a single, Pilot of the Airwaves, which became a hit in the US.

Since then she has made seven albums, one per decade for the 80's ('Listen' for Chrysalis) and 90's (Things Change, Black Ink), during which time she also returned to acting and started writing for other artists. She became one of a handful of UK songwriters to have success across diverse genres with songs covered by George Harrison, Tina Turner, Lisa Stansfied, Ricky Ross, Sheena Easton (US No 4), Celine Dion, Black, UB40, Status Quo, Paul Carrack and a UK No 1, 'Ain't No Doubt' for Jimmy Nail. In 1996 she had a surprise European Club hit with an Italian remix of 'Time Goes By' from the Things Change album, which reached No 6 in Italy.

She starred opposite Jonathan Pryce in the award-winning film 'The Ploughman's Lunch', worked in theatre, appeared in two shows with the iconic People Show company, television and radio with Eric Idle and co-founded and performed at London comedy-impro venue The Hurricane Club for seven years, working alongside many comedy icons including Bill Bailey, Harry Hill and Robin Williams. Five of Charlie's albums have been released since 2005 on her own label Black Ink, which have seen her rediscover her own voice and return to her earlier folk-roots influences. She considers herself a fairly late starter in terms of resuming her own recordings so intends to keep touring until she drops.

Her songs have won two Ascap awards, an Ivor Novello nomination, both the Overall Grand and the Folk Prize from the International Acoustic Music Awards and in 2012 Best Album Lyrics from the Indy Acoustic Project for her album Cheapskate Lullabyes.

Milk Roulette, her 8th album, was released in November 2014. It was recorded at her home studio and co-produced with her long-time collaborator Julian Littman. The title track describes Charlie's father's method of testing whether milk was off or not - by taking a swig. Touring continues throughout 2015-16.
Gigs 2017
April 29th
Ipswich - Saints Beer & Folk Festival
May 4th
The Unicorn, Abingdon
May 5th
St John’s Church, Farncombe
May 6th
The Alehouse, Colwall
May 11th
St Pancras Old Church, London
May 13th
The Stables, Milton Keynes
May 19th
Silver St Sessions, Wiveliscombe
May 20th
Kingkerswell Parish Church
May 31st
Clark’s on Lindsay Street, Dundee
June 1st
House Concert, Edinburgh
June 2nd
Backstage, Kinross
June 3rd
Folk club, Milngavie
June 5th
Heart of Hawick, Hawick
Ticket info Soon
June 10th
Village Hall, Alstonfield
June 16th
Folk House, Bristol
June 21st
Folk Club, Epping
June 23rd
Playhouse, Oldham
Ticket info Soon
June 24th
Music Room, Liverpool Philharmonic
Sept 1st
Village Pump, Trowbridge
Ticket info Soon
Sept 12th
Acoustic Club, Wessex
Ticket info Soon
Sept 14th
The Old Stables, Cricklade
Ticket info Soon
Sept 21st
Old Refreshment Rooms, Wrington
Ticket info Soon

Nov 24th
Salisbury Arts Centre & Salisbury Community Choir
Nov 6th
Blue Boar, Maldon, Essex
Oct 29th
Up Close & Personal, Havant, Hants. Solo
Oct 23rd
Green Note, London - Songwriters Night with Lotte Mullan & Jinder 
Sept 24th
Acoustic Tea Rooms, Kirkby Stephen, Cumbria
Sept 22nd
Woodend Gallery, Scarborough
Sept 23rd
Hellifield Village Hall, Shipton, near Settle
July 28th
Rothbury Roots, Northumberland.
July 27th
The Musician, Leicester.
July 23rd
Village Pump Festival, Westbury, Wiltshire
July 1st
Bridport Arts Centre, South Street, Bridport, Dorset DT6 3NR
June 30th
Hen & Chickens, Bristol. Tickets:  07766 741417
June 24th
Wokingham Summer Festival, All Saints Church, Wokingham RG40 1UE. Solo show
June 18th
Calstock Arts, Cornwall. Tel: 01726 879500
June 17th
Exeter, Hope Hall
June 11th
Birmingham. Private concert
June 10th
Acoustic Roots, Wigan Parish Church
June 4th
The Hat Club, Tring. Cow Lane, Tring HP23 5NS.
Mar 19th
Kingkerswill Parish Church, Newton Abbott, Devon
Mar 12th
Dimbola Lodge Museum, Freshwater, I O W.
Feb 11th
The Unicorn, Abingdon, Oxon. Solo Show
Feb 6th
Bristol Folk House, 40A Park St, Bristol BS1 5JG
Feb 5th
Village Pump Folk Club, The Lamb Inn, Trowbridge, Wiltshire
Feb 4th
Cuffern Manor, Roch, Haverford West, Pembrokeshire
Jan 27th
The Boileroom, 13 Stokefields, Guildford, Surrey, GU1 4LS

Emails for Charlie to:
Live Bookings: Lee Noble:
Tel: 07917 195129
Enquiries: Katie Whitehouse:
Tel: 07832 200980

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