Charlie Dore and Julian Littman Play Backstage At The Green Hotel Kinross For Mundell Music On Friday 2nd June 2017.
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Charlie Dore with Julian Littman
‘A gift for melody, brave, poignant, entertaining, original ‘ Guardian ★★★★
An evening of eclectic, contemporary folk as Charlie Dore, one of the UK’s most respected songwriters teams up with multiinstrumentalist Julian Littman of Steeleye Span.The pair, friends since they were16 swap guitars, mandolin, harmonium, ukulele, piano, autoharp,harmonies and stories as they showcase the brand new album Dark Matter, dip into favourites from the past 5 albums and share original acoustic versions of hits Charlie has written for others. She may even do a new version of her own, Pilot of the Airwaves if you ask nicely..
‘Beautific of voice, fragrant of melody and lyrically fearless’ MOJO ★★★★
Charlie Dore Plays Kinross 2017
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.