Charlie is an experienced film & tv composer, producer and multi-instrumentalist based in Scotland. He has scored award winning features and tv productions for the likes of the BBC, ITV and Channel 4 alongside most mainstream broadcasters throughout the world.
Charlie was educated as a classical guitarist but began to develop his own style whilst collaborating with DJs and producers at the University of Glasgow as part of the collective The Operators and club night Kinky Afro. These friends and collaborators were an early schooling in music production as he put together and toured sets in Scotland’s clubs and festival’s like T in the Park, supporting the likes of Jazzanova, The Cinematic Orchestra and dub and reggae legend Lee “Scratch” Perry.
His recent releases such as 2016’s Memories of America show these influences and formative musical experiences bubbling away nicely together – the folk and Spanish guitar styles in which he was originally educated along with minimalist electronica and the raw orchestral elements he loves, making for atmospheric and cinematic pieces.
Over the past 15 years he has had the pleasure of collaborating with some incredibly talented and award winning directors most recently with the 2019 Tribeca winning feature Scheme Birds. His television credits include Jon Snow specials for Dispatches, Panorama, American Monster, Last Week Tonight with John Oliver, Countryfile, Mortimer & Whitehouse Gone Fishing among many others. His commercial and charitable credits include TED Talks, Samsung, Genderfair, Plan International, Change4Life, EE, Museum of London, Glasgow Film Festival and Comedy Central for which he wrote the channel’s ident music from 2009.
Charlie now lives in coastal East Lothian near to the city of Edinburgh.