In early 2006, Charlie came to the attention of Peter Gabriel who took him under his wing.
In spring 2006, Charlie signed with Real World Works and recorded his debut album Make Way.
He has closely collaborated with the critically acclaimed Tom Baxter including writing, playing, arranging and recording.
He’s also a renowned session musician playing bass, percussion and singing with artists such as Daniel Powter.
It was Charlie’s vocal performance of I’m A Man which was chosen for the acclaimed VW Polo TV advert (the one with the shivering dog).
He’s toured all over the UK, Europe and the USA, including supporting Peter Gabriel across Europe during Summer 2007.
After that tour Charlie became one of the biggest selling acts in France. selling nearly a million albums in Europe of the album Running Still. That figure continues to rise this year helped by extensive touring including two sold out shows at the Olympia in Paris.
Charlie has also composed music for theatre, including productions at The Almeida and The Gate, in London, and has composed for film, including award winning The Day I Will Never Forget and Lullaby for Pi in which he not only performs but also wrote a song for the end credits. The film was directed by Benoit Philippon and released in 2010.
There’s been a huge demand for Charlie’s sheet music in France, so we’ve recently worked with Patrick Moulou Bookmakers and Gabriel Majercsik at EMI Music Publishing France, to produce this high quality book containing all the music from Charlie Winston’s album Hobo.
Listen to tracks featuring Charlie Winston
Extracts of tracks from the album Running Still:
Speak To Me: