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164 - Charlie Dore

  • Mrs Yarringtons Music club Whatlington Village Hall, Whatlington, EAst Sussex. (map)

Although best known as a respected songwriter for others, Charlie has written platinum selling hits for other artists (Celine Dion, Tina Turner, Jimmy Nail, George Harrison) but her own music shows she keeps the best for herself, her music is best described as eclectic, contemporary folk with crunchy lyrics.

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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.

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,

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 and 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.

Charlie’s 9th album, Dark Matter, described as “Metaphysical themes versus small dramas with humans routinely baffled by their own inner space. Zen Folk for the curious.

Loved by the critics with reviews such as "A gift for melody, brave, poignant, entertaining, original" Guardian ★★★★

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

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