Charlie Savigar is a classically trained musician turned country rock chick. Although Charlie’s main instrument is the piano she is also a competent violin player and now adopts the guitar as her preferred choice of instrument when performing.
Charlie completed a Music degree at City University London in 2003 where she also studied piano at the Guildhall School of Music and Drama. Her classical background has certainly assisted in her development as a song writer where she is growing from strength to strength. Charlie’s song Long Way Home (from her EP of the same name) debuted in the Hot Disc Country Music charts in January 2011 where it reached number 5 in the UK & Ireland chart. It is also featured on ‘The Best Of British & Irish Country CD 2011’.
Charlie has been fortunate to work with many talented and established music professionals. In 1999 she begun working with Status Quo legend Francis Rossi, where he taught her guitar and worked with her on many of her songs. He is featured on her song Save Your Love (Long Way Home EP). Charlie has also worked in the studio with producer and engineer Gregg Jackmann (Seal, Enya) on a number of recordings. In 2006 Charlie started working with established opera singer Arlene Randazzo (Ex lead soprano for the New York opera house) who has helped Charlie develop her unique and somewhat wacky vocal style.
Charlie started performing as a solo artist in 2002 playing many venues in London, Brighton and Guildford. She has collaborated with many musicians since forming her first band in 2008. Her current line up includes talented lead guitarist and vocalist Daren Callow (Air UK, Normal, Stars in Exile), bassist Alex Lofoco (Hartke amplification, EMG pickups, Evidence Audio, and Rotosound endorsee) and established drummer Haydn Callow (Air UK, Honeytunnel, Damien McCabe, Barron Knights & The Choice). The band have been playing together since August 2010 and bring an exciting, fun and polished performance to every gig. After rocking many famous London and home county venues the band were excited to be invited to headline the Rockfield Country Music festival in Monmoth, Wales in June 2011.
In July 2011 Charlie became an endorsee for British string manufacturer Rotosound. She has also been featured in Up Country magazine and Maverick magazine as well as local press. With an ever growing fan base Charlie Savigar is a name for the future and as for the music; memorable melodies, catchy hooks, entertaining lyrics and foot-tapping rhythms will leave you wanting to hear more!
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