Charlie Austen


Charlie is a one-woman tour-de-force, playing carefully crafted original songs on the folk-soul-rock spectrum, ready to take you on a lyrical journey to outer-space and back. Airy, yet powerful blues-infused vocals, intricate guitar parts and bare feet that keep the beat, courtesy of her unique suitcase drum-kit invention. Recently featured nationally on BBC Radio 4, and launching onto the UK festival circuit this year. Charlie also features as a vocalist in cult blues-rock band Nine Below Zero, with whom she has toured extensively, and has been chosen for many high-profile gigs with her solo act. These include a European tour with Bryan Ferry, several UK tours with Squeeze-frontman and Ivor-Novello award winning songwriter Glenn Tilbrook, and a contribution to Cat Stevens’s online 'Catsong' festival, celebrating 50 years of 'Tea for the Tillerman'.