Charlie Knowles

Chaarlie Knowles Singer Songwriter
Charlie Knowles

Stream Rainbow’s End, Charlie’s single for the NHS:

About Charlie

Charlie Knowles is a singer-songwriter based in Whitechapel, East London. After playing in various rock, punk rock and covers bands since the late 80s he picked up the acoustic guitar in 2017. During an initial foray into country music he recorded an EP produced in LA by Grammy award nominated and multi-Juno award winning producer Brandon Friesen. The EP features performances by Chris Condon (MD for Billy Ray Cyrus) on guitar and legendary rock backing vocalist Stevie Vann Lange.

A song from this EP ‘The Man You Take For Worse’ was released in February 2019 and has received national radio play. The video reached 50,000 views. The full EP ‘Somewhere East of Denmark Street’ was released October 4th 2019 with a further song reaching the top of several indie radio charts in the US and UK.

In the last year, Charlie has built on his mature lyrical style to write songs in the classic singer-songwriter genre. His writing reflects the diverse influence of artists such as Paul Simon, Cat Stevens, Elton John and Bruce Springsteen. A demo of 12 songs picked from Charlie’s collection of over 70 songs has recently been recorded at RAK studios in London. The recording was produced by British producer Nick Tauber who is best known for his work with Thin Lizzy, Toyah and Marillion in the 1970s and 80s. Nick and Charlie are currently working on an album.

In May 2020, Charlie released Rainbow’s end, a song written to raise money for NHS Charity (this song received TV and radio play as well as featuring in over 50 national and local newspapers)

Many thanks to Yvonne Alexander at Jet TV for all her help with this release.

Song list

Rainbow’s End (Ballad to The NHS) 27.04.2020, recorded at Pool Studio, Bermondsey, London

London Demo April 2020, recorded at RAK Studios, London

  • Girl and the flag
  • It all comes back to this
  • Labelled with life
  • Maybe I’ll be young again
  • Midnight in Allentown
  • On the happiness train
  • Prodigal son
  • Snow White
  • This life running away from me
  • When the bottle’s your best friend
  • Where the wind turns around (Onde o vento faz a volta)
  • Yours, sincerely sorry, and goodbye

Somewhere East of Denmark Street 2019, recorded at New Monkey Studios, LA.

  • Man you take for worse
  • Things that people say
  • In the gutter
  • 23rd street
  • Guitars guns and gold

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