Biography


 
Charles was born in Northampton on May the 30th 1968. He Studied Music at Middlesex Polytechnic in 1991and also has a P.G.C.E from Nene University Northampton. Jazz piano was Charles' 1st instrument a University. He has all his Grades in Drumkit and studied up to 7 in Classical Piano. He Studied under Leon Cohen, Jazz Piano and Bob Armstrong, Drumkit. He has toured with Calypso band Scarlett Roots in Germany, played extensively the Lincoln Noel Jazz Trio , Veryan Weston Jazz Quintet and Trio and now has his own Jazz bands and Rock bands which he does sessions with.

"Charles has just finished an album with current Shadows guitarist/bassist Mark Griffiths . This will be released independantly this summer. "

He has also taught pupils Adam Gammage "The Hours" from scratch to school leaver, David Forster "the Brink" to University Level and Chris Robinson "CDR" music , 3 pupils he is very proud of. He taught at the Music Service in Northampton, Clare street for 7 years before concentrating on his solo career and was a School teacher doing Secondary supply teaching and Primary/Secondary contracts at EastField Park school Wellingborough, Kingsthorpe Upper School and Stratford Upon Avon High School. In his 20 years teaching none his students have ever failed an exam.

Charles has appeared on TV twice and has been braodcast on Radio several times , and also helped run the Black Cat Jazz Club Northampton for 2 years and has had several residences at Whittlebury Hall, Bibliotek, the Spice Lounge MK, Jaipur restaurant MK, Walton Hall, Stratford Upon AvonWoolfe's Jewelery shop MK, Corkers Cocktail bar Northampton and others. He has also played at Ashmolean Museum restaurant in Oxford and Woburn Abbey.

Charles has also recently worked with PP Arnold who had a hit with "the first cut is the deepest" and was Tina Turners' , Roger Waters and Ocean Colour scenes backing singer amongst many others. Finally, Charles has also enjoyed playing with the John Richardsons Ginger Pig band.

At this point in his career he aims to lighten up a little ! , whilst continuing to enjoy his work as it was and forever should be !!!
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