Hailing from the city of Liverpool, 23-year-old Folk-Rock singer-songwriter, Charlie Reader has recently captivated audiences, young and old, from all over the UK and Ireland. Gaining many influences from the likes of Bruce Springsteen, Bob Dylan and Mumford & Sons to name a few.
Starting out in early 2017, Charlie Reader has since gone on to craft an original and pleasantly full sound for just one man on stage. With a Faith Acoustic Guitar at the helm of his performances, he uses a kick drum and foot tambourine to supply an extra thump and drive in his live set. Not to mention the harmony pedal, which truly expands the vocal capabilities to a level expected from a full band. Upbeat tunes with catchy melodies are his forte - not to say he can’t strip back for some mellow numbers when the mood is right.
Charlie has spent the last two years developing his live set, performing at Festivals, venues and functions across the country and beyond - growing his fan base with every gig he does. He has performed at famous venues such as, The Albert Hall, The Cavern Club and The Deaf Institute and also opened for Mumford & Sons’ album launch in Liverpool. All his hard work is gearing up towards his impending debut release.
Full Biography //
With parents from Liverpool, born in Saudi Arabia and spending the majority of his childhood living in Germany, Charlie had a somewhat adventurous upbringing. Whilst living in Monchengladbach in Germany, at the age of 10, he joined his local amateur theatre - it was around this time he also picked up a guitar for the first time. Charlie later moved back to the UK at the age of 14, with his mother and little sister. With no local theatre groups to join, Charlie began to focus more and more on his guitar. It wasn't long until he began to find his voice and began singing at school and social events with friends.
Following the completion of his GCSE's, Charlie decided to go on to study Music Practice at College, as music and performance had truly become his one and only passion. During this time, he joined a band and began gaining valuable experiences which would later go on to shape the artist that we know today. After 3 years as part of an acoustic trio, at the age of 20, Charlie made the leap of faith and began his solo venture.
The singer-songwriter received vast amounts of support from friends, family and followers alike during his new solo project. Throughout the last 2 years, Charlie has developed into a well-experienced solo performer, gaining many fans along the way.
With hundreds of gigs and plenty of new songs under his belt, Charlie is currently preparing to take his career to the next level and become a professional recording and touring artist. Watch this space.
“Perfectly marrying rich open tunings, strong vocal performance across several styles, charm and bucketloads of charisma to captivate a room, like he’s been doing it his whole life. Excellent.”
“Charlie played at my Wedding and was amazing, my guests were never off the dance floor. If you want a singer for your wedding then you need to book him.”
“Wow. Charlie is a very talented lad - he had us listening to every track he performed. If you want someone who can genuinely play and sound fantastic then please book him. P.S. his own tracks are awesome.”
“Had the pleasure of filming a video for Charlie, top bloke with some real catchy tunes! One take wonder which always helps and all, highly recommend Charlie for any event you may have!”
“We try and get to as many of Charlie's gigs as we can. He never fails to provide fabulous entertainment and puts his heart and soul into his performances. A true professional, I would highly recommend him for any occasion.”
“Charlie is extremely talented and covers a wide genre of music to suit all tastes. Have heard Charlie on numerous occasions in Kash 22, our local where he always creates a brilliant atmosphere. Would recommend Charlie to everyone.”