Charlie Carter is an accomplished guitarist and singer who also composes and perfoms his own material. He has played with many bands and vocal artists as well as gigging and performing as a solo artist in London as well as at various other venues throughout Great Britain. Below, you can hear examples of Charlie's work. We hope to be adding more very soon.

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March 24, 2017

Filled with a mixture of fun tracks combined with songs that really hit the heart – this is an album that won’t fail to charm listeners. 

This 10 track album created by Charlie Carter has plenty of variety to keep listeners entertained from beginning to end from uptempo numbers such as ‘Been a Pleasure’ and ‘Maybe Baby’ to more heartfelt and sensitive songs such as ‘A Little Room’ and ‘Home is Where the Heart is’.

The album is consistent throughout in terms of the quality of the music and its ability to engage the listener throughout. Meanwhile, the tone of the album is quiet and sensitive – even during the uptempo numbers that can make the album sound lacking in confidence, particularly noticeable on ‘Maybe Baby’ which is catchy and uncomplicated and yet despite the upbeat nature seems to be slightly too relaxed.

‘Soho Rambler’ is a highlight of the album because of its spirited nature and fun lyrics that bring a smile to listeners faces, while capturing the enduring spirit of London. The album is further enhanced by guest performances from Siubhan Harrison, Dami Olukoya and Frances Eva Lea, each adding their own dynamic and personality to the songs. ‘A Little Room’ sung by Siubhan Harrison is particularly heartfelt and enjoyable to listen to.

It would be great to see more changes in pace but the album flows from song to song with incredible smoothness and is well structured to create a story that  is engaging throughout.

Overall, Nothing Short of Love is a well constructed album that has plenty of rhythm and jazz elements to make a heartfelt and engaging album.

Nothing Short of Love is available to buy and download now. For more information on how to download the album visit: http://www.charliecarter.info/

 


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Nothing Short Of Love is a ten track album featuring music and lyrics written and performed by Charlie Carter. He also collaborates with three amazing female singers; Dami Olukoya, Siubhan Harrison and Frances Eva Lea who each enhance the tracks that they are featured on. The overall feeling of the album is that a story is being told through each song and the order that has been selected helps to build on this. Each number flows into the other and makes the album work on many levels, it works as an anthology and every song is strong in its own right too.

The musical arrangements are a joy to listen to, brass, sax, guitar, harmonica, drums, they complement the lyrics and the vocals. There’s an overall sanguine beat to the majority of the music on the album, its easy listening at its best and there are a few tunes that I have retained after one listen. There’s no doubt that Carter has a talent for singing, playing, writing and has compiled the right mixture of upbeat and ballad styles. Here are a few of my favourite and, in my opinion, most notable tracks:

Been A Pleasure ~ The opening number and arguably my overall favourite as the lyrics are still in my head. It’s got a rhythmical beat that swings the tune along, it suits Carter’s vocal ability and I listened to it a few times before I moved onto number two on the album!

A Little Room ~ This features West End star Siubhan Harrison and she is an asset to the piece. The emotional connection with the lyrics is quite special and I like the way the words lead the music at a smooth pace. There’s a velveteen feel to the ambience of this one, too.

Standing In the Street ~ Another one that has lodged in my head and I find myself singing at random! I enjoy the mixture of instruments on this one, the instrumentals are prominent in this track and punctuate the lyrics.

Totally Different ~ The vocals of Frances Eva Lea resonate through this beautiful piece of music and as well as being one of the go-to tracks that I switch to when I listen to the album, I really can’t wait to hear more of Frances’s work now too.

Soho Rambler ~ The musicality of this song is an asset and I can feel the emotion running through as well as a story in itself that almost begs to be told. It almost feels like the odd one out on the album, yet it’s not out of place and the choice of instrumental backing also helps it to stand out from the rest.

Verdict? ~ Head over to http://www.charliecarter.info/ where you can find the details to download Nothing Short Of Love and enjoy a cornucopia of musical talent in one album.


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Nothing Short of Love is the latest album by Charlie Carter.

Right off the bat, the opening for this album "Been a Pleasure", sets the stage for the rest of the album. 
This is an album filled with jazz/soul influences and it is superb 
Now for those of you who know me, you know I'm not a fan of most modern music (for a number of reasons I won't get into now) but I gotta say I thoroughly enjoyed this album.

I thought it was meaningful and heartfelt and incredibly relaxing. It's the perfect album to help you wind down in the evening time. 
I love the whole album but if I had to pick a favourite song from the album, it would have to be the titular "Nothing Short of Love" because it is a beautiful song.

I'd highly recommend you listen to this album, it's great and I'm sure you won't be disappointed.

Rating: 4/5

-Velvet Thunder

 


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