Charlie Hole – The City (Audio)
I wrote The City after moving out of London and reflecting on my time there with the benefit of a bit of space and distance. I’ve always been hugely influenced by my surroundings and London really imposed itself on my writing in a lot of ways. It left a mark on me for sure.
Born and raised in the coastal town of Bournemouth, UK, Charlie Hole is nowadays one of the most exciting young singer-songwriters around. With a brave and honest voice, tackling relatable subject matters for all audiences, he has already been coined by Rod Stewart as an emerging talent with a gift for writing ‘beautiful songs’. One can hear influences of Matt Simons, Rod Stewart, James Bay en John Mayer and in this particular case John Hiatt and Tom Waits.
After a chance meeting with well-respected guitarist and producer Jim Cregan (Rod Stewart, Katie Melua, Family), the pair began working closely together, with Jim mentoring Charlie and teaching him about the world of songwriting while always pushing him to develop his own style and sound.
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