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Charlie Hole

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Acoustic guitarist and singer recommended by Rod Stewart!
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Guitarist
London
Public liability insurance of £10 million

“Stones on a Sandy Beach is a beautiful song... he's a very good singer”. – Rod Stewart (speaking on Magic FM) A few years ago, in a British radio interview, none other than Rod Stewart hailed a new emerging musical talent who had written a “beautiful song” and intimated he was destined for great things. Around the same time, Andy Hill, three-time Ivor Novello award winning song-writer proclaimed his astonishment at the sheer quality and maturity in the young man’s songs. Since then, Charlie Hole has sung with Michael Bolton, Robin Gibb, Michael Carrick and Paul Rodgers among many others for a charity single recorded at world renowned Abbey Road studios. A meeting with multi-platinum award winning record producer Jim Cregan (Rod Stewart, Katie Melua, Cat Stevens) led to a series of recordings at Jim’s studio, which resulted in an album of Charlie’s original songs called ‘The Joy Of A Caged Bird’, which can be found on iTunes and Spotify. Then, when he was 18 he secured a credible publishing deal with Rondor/Universal as well as Fuji Pacific in Japan, and is represented by Creative Music Management and ITB (Adele, Paul Simon, Bob Dylan) – an incredible platform for a burgeoning and talented young musician. He has just completed his follow up album also produced by Jim Cregan which features drums from Stuart Elliot (Kate Bush, Paul McCartney) and piano from Sam Tanner (The Who, Faces, Procul Harum). He has supported both Steve Harley and Billy Ocean on their respective UK tours, performing at Bournemouth's O2 Academy and many 1000 seater theatres nationwide. He regularly plays festivals all over the UK including ‘Boardmasters' in Cornwall headlined by Ben Howard and was personally booked by Jamie Oliver and Alex James for ‘The Big Feastival' in the Cotswolds. He is now also available as a solo acoustic-guitarist and singer with a varied repertoire of covers well suited for weddings, corporate events, and private parties. Over his career he has played all manor of events at exclusive 5-star hotels and esteemed function halls up and down the country. Most notably, he has performed at several fashion shows for royal designer Anna Valentine in both Geneva and London, Gordon Ramsey's restaurant 'The York and Albany' in Regent’s Park and weddings in Venice, Tuscany and La Rochelle. He also has residencies at high-end restaurants in London where he performs regularly throughout the year. Charlie has provided music at several marriage proposals including a flash mob on the London Eye, the veranda of Somerset House and Parliament Hill on Hampsted Heath. For weddings, Charlie is ideal for the ceremony, as he creates a special atmosphere with the songs specifically chosen by the client, adding his own unique quality to everything he plays. Similarly, he is perfect for the drinks reception or meal, with his chilled-out style, adding a touch of class to the occasion. He can learn a song especially for you if you have something in particular you'd like him to play, clients often ask for a first dance, a song to walk down the aisle to or perhaps a favourite song that you’d like him to play. If you require a more up-beat set, he can provide that for you, having played numerous New Years Eve events and parties. If you have any further enquiries such as prices or availability don't hesitate to get in contact (details above).

Performance details
I can perform outdoors
I have a car I can use to travel to gigs
I can perform while walking around a venue
My equipment is PAT tested
I own a PA system
Musicianship
Genres:
Pop, Acoustic, Covers
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Event types:
Hotel / Restaurant event, Wedding, Wedding proposal, Funeral / Memorial service, Church service, Bar / Club / Venue event, Private event, Corporate event, Charity event, Concert, Cruise, Burns night, Birthday party, Christmas party, New Year's Eve
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Song list

You Do Something to Me - PAUL WELLER
Wild Wood - PAUL WELLER
Bloodstream - ED SHEERAN
Tonight’s the Night – ROD STEWART
Handbags & Gladrags – ROD STEWART
Cannonball – DAMIEN RICE
Delicate - DAMIEN RICE
Your Song - ELTON JOHN
Tiny Dancer - ELTON JOHN
Fast Car - TRACY CHAPMAN
Last Request - PAOLO NUTINI
New Shoes – PAOLO NUTINI
Stand by Me – BEN E. KING
Jealous Guy - JOHN LENNON
Crazy in Love – BEYONCE
XO - BEYONCE
Chocolate – SNOW PATROL
Songbird - OASIS
Morning Glory – OASIS
Wonderwall – OASIS
Don’t Look Back in Anger – OASIS
God Put a Smile Upon Your Face – COLDPLAY
Yellow – COLDPLAY
Why Does it Always Rain on Me – TRAVIS
Sing – TRAVIS
That’s Entertainment – THE JAM
Valerie - THE ZUTONS
Maybe Tomorrow – STEREOPHONICS
Help Me – STEREOPHONICS
Superstitious – STEVIE WONDER
Zephyr Song – RED HOT CHILLI PEPPERS
Under the Bridge - RED HOT CHILLI PEPPERS
Across 110th Street BOBBY WOMACK
Suspicious Minds – ELVIS
Lovesong - THE CURE
Hey Ya - OUTCAST
Mr. Bojangles – SAMMY DAVIS JR
Mr. Brightside – THE KILLERS
Wild World – CAT STEVENS
Crazy – KNARLS BARKLEY
Come Together – THE BEATLES
While My Guitar Slowly Weeps - THE BEATLES
Revolution - THE BEATLES
Stuck in the Middle with You – STEALERS WHEEL
Sitting on the Dock of the Bay - OTIS READING
Babylon - DAVID GRAY
This Years Love - DAVID GRAY
Sail Away - DAVID GRAY
7 Nation Army - THE WHITE STRIPES
Get Lucky - DAFT PUNK
Ain’t No Sunshine - BILL WITHERS
Use Me - BILL WITHERS
My Hero - FOO FIGHTERS
Everlong - FOO FIGHTERS
Times Like These - FOO FIGHTERS
At Last - ETTA JAMES
One - U2
With or Without You - U2
Englishman in New York - STING
Go Your Own Way - FLEETWOOD MAC
Everything - MICHAEL BUBLE
Losing My Religion - REM
Ordinary People - JOHN LEGEND
Rehab - AMY WINEHOUSE
You Know I’m No Good - AMY WINEHOUSE
I Heard it Through the Grapevine - MARVIN GAYE
How Sweet it is to be Loved by You - MARVIN GAYE
Run - SNOW PATROL
You Can’t Always Get What Want - ROLLING STONES
Wild Horses - ROLLING STONES
It Must Be Love - LABBI SIFRE
Rolling in the Deep - ADELE
Treasure - BRUNO MARS
Brown Eyed Girl – VAN MORRISON
Wish You Were Here - PINK FLOYD
"No Woman No Cry” - BOB MARLEY
Jamming - BOB MARLEY
Three Little Birds – BOB MARLEY
Is this Love? – BOB MARLEY
Stir it Up – BOB MARLEY
Lucky Man - THE VERVE
Better Together - JACK JOHNSON
Breathe – SEAN PAUL
Molly’s Chambers – KINGS OF LEON
Use Somebody – KINGS OF LEON
All along the Watchtower – BOB DYLAN
Knockin on Heaven’s Door – BOB DYLAN
Lay Lady Lay - BOB DYLAN
Make You Feel My Love - BOB DYLAN
California Dreaming – THE MAMAS AND THE PAPAS
Wires - ATHLETE
Feeling Groovy - SIMON & GARFUNKAL
America - SIMON & GARFUNKAL

Reviews

From customers:

Brian D, 2 years ago

Charlie was a credit to himself, he played at our wedding reception 4 sets and we had our first dance song already picked to play by the DJ but after hearing Charlie's voice we asked him to do it, he smashed it. Many guests commented on how good he was! Would definitely recommend.

Julia B, 6 years ago

We had Charlie play during our wedding ceremony, tea/cocktail hour and reception. He did a fantastic job and was very accommodating with numerous requests. He was able to play inside and out, accepted our requests to learn a few new songs and to organize a pre recorded song during the ceremony. He has a large library of songs he is able to play and sounds lovely. His music can be both a wonderful main attraction or background music depending on what you have planned. Thank you Charlie! Would definitely recommend!

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