Charlie Straw is an artist whose musical ability is matched only by his storytelling ability, and undeniable work ethic.
Originally from The Wirral, Charlie is all about telling stories through his music and he’s got plenty to recall.
Whether it’s his time recording music in a basement in Thailand, or the time he spent 30 days playing a show every night, sleeping on sofa’s up and down the UK.
In the age of internet based artists, Charlie is an artist getting out to learn from as many difference experiences as he can, connecting with people in a variety of ways.
First and foremost though, Charlie is an incredible songwriter. His string of releases has seen him sell out three London headline shows.
He’s performed at Citadel, Wilderness and The Great Escape, as well as supporting James Bay, Marika Hackman, Nathaniel Rateliff and James Morrison.
He’s also picked up significant support from DSP’s, racking up over 3 Million Streams on Spotify and top 10 viral positions in the UK and across Europe. He’s also been featured by the likes of Clash Magazine and The Independent.
“Light Up For Me is about that moment when you allow yourself to fall in love with someone. I had never fully given myself over to love and I wrestled with it for a while, but this song is me letting go and moving away from that place of isolation.”
2019 sees the talented songwriter share a new EP, kicking off with the anthemic “Light Up For Me”.
The track marks a change in musical style, combining feel-good guitar pop with an emotional vulnerability rarely showcased by Charlie.
“I’m the happiest I’ve been for a long time and I want my music to show that…”