by / January 11th, 2010 /

Charlie Winston – The Village, Dublin

Charlie Winston announces rescheduled Irish dates

Charlie Winston, who achieved number 1 status in France with his debut album and single, has rescheduled his Irish dates. Charlie Winston and his band will be performing their unique blend of alternative folk-pop.

The French were the first to embrace his unique blend of quirky alternative folk-rock-pop sending his debut single -Like A Hobo’ to the top of the charts on its release in January and his album -Hobo’ to number 1 and stratospheric sales (it is now certified platinum). French newspaper Le Figaro went as far as to baptise him as the singer it had been waiting for since Bob Dylan or Tom Waits.

The child of musician parents and brother of folk singer Tom Baxter, Charlie grew up in a hotel in Suffolk through which passed an endless procession of itinerant artists, orchestras, actors and thespians. Such an environment had a great impact on Charlie giving him a deep love for the performing arts and entertainment whilst nurturing his musical talents.
After several years of busking his way around Europe, writing music for theatre and dance productions, and playing in bands Charlie signed to Peter Gabriel’s Real World Records, after leaving an EP at Gabriel’s house while babysitting. Charlie recorded his album -Hobo’ with David Bowie producer Mark Plati at the desk. Charlie decamped to Paris when -Like a Hobo’ was licensed to the French label Atmosphériques and within weeks he was at the top of the charts and being declared a national superstar by a nation that had fallen for his soulful voice and instantly catchy melodies.

Now the multi-instrumentalist (he plays drums, bass, guitar and piano) has started to make waves at home in UK where press are following their French counterparts with features already appearing in The Observer and Evening Standard and an appearance on GMTV. -In Your Hands’ was declared ‘Record of The Week’ by Record of the Day who wrote ‘It’s a great success story’¦and the music we’ve heard so far can make an impact over here’.

Charlie Winston’s debut album Hobo is due to be released in Ireland in 2010 with single Like a Hobo set for release later this year.

Charlie will bring his show to Ireland in February including:
18th February The Village, Dublin €16 inc booking fee. Doors 8pm.
19th February Cyprus Avenue, Cork €15.50 inc booking fee. Doors 9pm