Thursday 28th July 2016
Charlie Dore returns to the North East with a rare solo show that spotlights personal favourites from her last five albums as well as unique takes on songs she has written for platinum-selling artists, some never before performed live in their original form.
The evening promises a multi-layered show as Charlie swaps between guitar, piano, ukulele and harmonium, her background in folk & roots music very much in evidence, as are her years of experience as an actor and improviser. The stories in between the songs are often dark and funny, the rapport with her audience always instant and relaxed.
Known for her often quietly subversive lyrics delivered via classic melodies, this multi-award-winner is one of only a handful of contemporary writers to have had success across so many different genres. Tina Turner, George Harrison, Celine Dion, Paul Carrack and Jimmy Nail have all covered Charlie's songs.
Her own worldwide hit, Pilot of The Airwaves is still a staple of UK And US radio playlists... yet her contemporary songs still favour her more eclectic, acoustic roots, winning her two Ascap awards, an Ivor Novello nomination, both the Overall Grand and the Folk Prize from the International Acoustic Music Awards and in 2012 Best Album Lyrics from the Indy Acoustic Project for her album Cheapskate Lullabyes.
Charlie's very first job as an actress was at Newcastle's repertory theatre as part of Stagecoach, touring the North East alongside founder of Bruvvers' Theatre Co's maverick founder Michael Mould. If you were at school anywhere in Northumberland in the 1970's it's highly likely you've met her before!
Support at Rothbury Roots this month will be from local jazz trio