“Stones on a Sandy Beach is a beautiful song... he's a very good singer”.
– Rod Stewart (speaking on Magic FM)
A few years ago, in a British radio interview, none other than Rod Stewart hailed a new emerging musical talent who had written a “beautiful song” and intimated he was destined for great things. Around the same time, Andy Hill, three-time Ivor Novello award winning song-writer proclaimed his astonishment at the sheer quality and maturity in the young man’s songs.
Since then, Charlie Hole has sung with Michael Bolton, Robin Gibb, Michael Carrick and Paul Rodgers among many others for a charity single recorded at world renowned Abbey Road studios.
A meeting with multi-platinum award winning record producer Jim Cregan (Rod Stewart, Katie Melua, Cat Stevens) led to a series of recordings at Jim’s studio, which resulted in an album of Charlie’s original songs called ‘The Joy Of A Caged Bird’, which can be found on iTunes and Spotify. Then, when he was 18 he secured a credible publishing deal with Rondor/Universal as well as Fuji Pacific in Japan, and is represented by Creative Music Management and ITB (Adele, Paul Simon, Bob Dylan) – an incredible platform for a burgeoning and talented young musician.
He has just completed his follow up album also produced by Jim Cregan which features drums from Stuart Elliot (Kate Bush, Paul McCartney) and piano from Sam Tanner (The Who, Faces, Procul Harum).
He has supported both Steve Harley and Billy Ocean on their respective UK tours, performing at Bournemouth's O2 Academy and many 1000 seater theatres nationwide. He regularly plays festivals all over the UK including ‘Boardmasters' in Cornwall headlined by Ben Howard and was personally booked by Jamie Oliver and Alex James for ‘The Big Feastival' in the Cotswolds.
He is now also available as a solo acoustic-guitarist and singer with a varied repertoire of covers well suited for weddings, corporate events, and private parties.
Over his career he has played all manor of events at exclusive 5-star hotels and esteemed function halls up and down the country. Most notably, he has performed at several fashion shows for royal designer Anna Valentine in both Geneva and London, Gordon Ramsey's restaurant 'The York and Albany' in Regent’s Park and weddings in Venice, Tuscany and La Rochelle. He also has residencies at high-end restaurants in London where he performs regularly throughout the year.
Charlie has provided music at several marriage proposals including a flash mob on the London Eye, the veranda of Somerset House and Parliament Hill on Hampstead Heath.
For weddings, Charlie is ideal for the ceremony, as he creates a special atmosphere with the songs specifically chosen by the client, adding his own unique quality to everything he plays. Similarly, he is perfect for the drinks reception or meal, with his chilled-out style, adding a touch of class to the occasion.
He can learn a song especially for you if you have something in particular you'd like him to play, clients often ask for a first dance, a song to walk down the aisle to or perhaps a favourite song that you’d like him to play.
If you require a more up-beat set, he can provide that for you, having played numerous New Years Eve events and parties.
If you have any further enquiries such as prices or availability don't hesitate to get in contact (details above).
Frequently Asked Questions:
What is your starting price?
How far in advance should I contact you?
Anytime. If I'm available on the date I'm happy to be flexible.
What style of music do you offer?
Acoustic pop, rock, soul, jazz. If you would like me to learn a specific song I'm more than happy to.
Find my repertoire here: https://docs.google.com/document/d/11swfbMXG4gTraKzf3xUYYSKWrBW77iASeSF7TF0MjkM/edit
Is it possible to request something that is not in the repertoire?
Do you have your own equipment?
Are you able to travel?
Yes. I've travelled all over Europe for weddings including Italy, France, Switzerland and Germany.
Do you cover more than one wedding a day?
I have done, depending on timing.
Do you charge per hour or per event?
I charge per hour.
What are the forms of payment?
BACs or cash. I ask for a 50% deposit upfront in order to confirm the booking.
Reviews for Charlie Hole
Recommended by 100% of couples
Sharon & Chris (Wedding 2019)
Amazing!!! That’s all we can say. You made a massive contribution to our special day thank you so much! You have a new fan club too! Will definitely be hiring you again Charlie you deserve all the credit and success you can get! You're great!Sent on 11/03/2020
Boris & Khadija (Wedding 2016)
Charlie has charmed all our guests with his fantastic voice and British touch during our special day! We highly recommend him, he was helpful, nice and flexible and adjusted to all of our requests! He provided a great soundtrack to a special day, and we could not be happier with our choice. Boris & KhadijaSent on 11/03/2020
Lynsey Archer (Wedding 2017)
Charlie was amazing, so polite and a really lovely guy. Throughout my wedding day so many of my guests kept telling me how good he was and I loved his voice! My first dance was perfect having him sing our song. Thankyou so much for being a part of mine and Thom's big daySent on 11/03/2020