Folk Bands and Artists
‘A gift for melody, brave, poignant, entertaining, original ‘ Guardian ★★★★
Best known as one of the UK’s most respected songwriters, Charlie’s own music, however, reflects her roots-acoustic background and is best described as eclectic, contemporary folk. She enjoys a multi-faceted career that also includes acting in film, TV & radio, writing for radio and composition for film & TV and comedy improvisation.
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 Best Album Lyrics from the Indy Acoustic Project for her album Cheapskate Lullabyes.
She is one of a handful of UK writers to have success across many genres, defined by the range of artists to have covered her songs, including George Harrison, Tina Turner, Celine Dion, Lisa Stansfield, Paul Carrack, Ricky Ross and Jimmy Nail for whom she co-wrote the UK No 1 Ain’t No Doubt.
Her song Strut reached No 4 for Sheena Easton in the US, while her own single Pilot of the Airwaves reached No 11.
She starred opposite Jonathan Pryce in the award-winning film ‘The Ploughman’s Lunch’, worked in theatre, fringe and West End, radio with Eric Idle and co-founded and performed at comedy-impro venue The Hurricane Club for seven years, working alongside many comedy icons including Bill Bailey, Harry Hill and Robin Williams.
Charlie released her 8th album, Milk Roulette in 2014 and is currently writing & recording her 9th and touring across the UK.
‘Beautific of voice, fragrant of melody and lyrically fearless’ MOJO ★★★★
Genre: Americana,Contemporary folk,Singer-songwriter
GIGS COMING UP
Live in UK
- Charlie Dore at the Kitchen Garden Birmingham with Garath Huw-Davies - (Rest of the UK)
Thursday 24th January · 7:30PM · The Kitchen Garden Café · Kings Heath, Birmingham · £12
Acoustic Roots Wigan
- Charlie Dore & Julian Littman: 20 Songs in 90 minutes - (Rest of the UK)
Friday 25th January · 8:00PM · Otley Courthouse · Otley Town Centre · £13
Live in UK
- Whitehouse Sessions presents: Charlie Dore with Gareth Huw Davies - (Rest of the UK)
Saturday 26th January · 7:30PM · Kardomah94 · £12
Green Note Presents
- Charlie Dore & Gareth Huw-Davies - (London)
Wednesday 30th January · 8:30PM · Green Note · Camden · £12
Live in UK
- Live in the Main Space - Charlie Dore and Jon Strong Band - (Rest of the UK)
Wednesday 19th June · 7:45PM · Cast in Doncaster · Doncaster · £13 adv, £16 on door