Charlie Winston

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Charlie Winston
Charlie Winston-01.jpg
Cruïlla BCN 2010, Barcelona
Background information
Birth name Charlie Winston Gleave
Born (1978-09-14) 14 September 1978 (age 35)
Cornwall, England
Genres Folk, indie folk, indie pop
Labels Real World Records, Atmospheriques
Associated acts Peter Gabriel, Tom Baxter
Website www.charliewinston.com

Charlie Winston (born Charlie Winston Gleave, 14 September 1978, Cornwall) is an English singer-songwriter. Winston has had his most significant commercial success in France, where he is now based.

Music career[edit]

Early career[edit]

Winston started performing under the moniker "Charlie Winston and the Oxymorons" after recording and touring with Tom Baxter on Baxter's Feather and Stone album. The Oxymorons consisted of harmonicist Benjamin 'Gob Iron' Edwards, bass guitarist Elf Lord Taylor, and drummer Jamie Morrison.

Make Way[edit]

Winston's debut album, Make Way was recorded at Real World Studios in 2006. Described as "inspired and seductive".[1] Winston supported Peter Gabriel.[2] on his 2007 European tour.

Hobo[edit]

His second album, Hobo, entered the French charts at No. 3 on 31 January 2009, and peaked at No. 1 in its 25th charting week where it stayed for 4 weeks and, as of 5 July 2011, spent 30 weeks in the Top 10.[3] His debut album has also been certified as being platinum.[4]

The first single, "Like a Hobo", also topped the French SNEP charts for one week on 11 April 2009.[5][6]

In 2010, Winston won an European Border Breakers Award for 'Best UK artist in Europe'.[7]

Running Still[edit]

Winston's third album Running Still was released in France on 21 November 2011.

In 2012, Winston contributed the track "This Wheel's on Fire" to the compilation CD set for Amnesty International titled "Chimes of Freedom – The Songs of Bob Dylan".

US television[edit]

On 17 September 2010, Charlie Winston headlined a global telecast for the international day of peace Peace One Day Peace One Day with Jude Law and Sharon Stone.[8]

On 10 November 2011, the track "She Went Quietly" was used over the ending of the mid-season finale of Grey's Anatomy (Season 8, Episode 9 "Dark Was The Night").

Controversy[edit]

In 2008, his cover of The Spencer Davis Group song "I'm a Man" appeared on a television advertisement for Volkswagen Polo. The ad featured a dog miming the words to the track,[9] and was banned after complaints from the RSPCA and over 750 viewers.[10][11] Charlie Winston first ever release, was on the CD compilation called Raison Detre London "the compilation" in 2004 compiled and produced by Yvan Serrano-Fontova aka Dj Healer Selecta with a Charlie Winston song recorded live at Raison DEtre show in London in 2003 " My life as a duck"

Personal life[edit]

Winston was born to parents Jeff and Julie Gleave.[12] At an early age he moved to Bungay, Suffolk where his parents owned the King's Head Hotel.[13] His older brother, Tom Baxter,[14] and younger sister, Vashti Anna, are also musicians and all use their middle name as a stage surname. Charlie Winston lives in Paris, France.

Discography[edit]

Albums[edit]

Year Album Peak chart positions
FRA FRA (DD)1 BEL (WA) SUI GER AUT GRE
2007 Make Way
2009 Hobo[15][16]
1
1
3
9
16
57
12
2011 Running Still
5
12
24

Singles[edit]

Year Single Peak chart positions
FRA FRA (DD)1 BEL (WA) SUI GER AUT UK
2009 "Like a Hobo"[17][18]
1
3
3
27
11
8
2009 "In Your Hands"[19][20]
9
17
16
46
2009 "Kick The Bucket"[21]
32
56
2010 "I Love Your Smile"
2010 "Tongue Tied"
2011 "Secret Girl" [1]
2011 "Hello Alone" [2]
41
24
2012 "Where Can I Buy Happiness"

1 Digital Downloads

Featured in
Year Single Peak chart positions
FRA FRA
(DD)
2013 "Dusty Men" (Saule feat. Charlie Winston)
13

References[edit]

  1. ^ Khan, Imran. "Make Way for Mr. Winston". Inside Entertainment. Retrieved 31 October 2008. 
  2. ^ Issimdar, Mariam (24 July 2007). "Review: Peter Gabriel at Blickling". BBC Suffolk. Retrieved 31 October 2008. 
  3. ^ "Charlie Winston – Hobo" (in French). lescharts.com. Retrieved 4 July 2009. 
  4. ^ "Charlie Winston". Real World Records. Retrieved 4 July 2009. 
  5. ^ "Palmarès IFOP – Singles – 11/04/2009" (in French). lescharts.com. 11 April 2009. Retrieved 4 July 2009. 
  6. ^ "Charlie Winston – Like a Hobo" (in French). lescharts.com. Retrieved 4 July 2009. 
  7. ^ "2010 European Border Breakers Award winners". 10 November 2009. Retrieved 6 March 2012. 
  8. ^ http://www.prnewswire.com/news-releases/peace-one-day-2010-star-studded-celebration-announced-for-september-17-in-paris-97919919.html
  9. ^ "(Banned) VW Polo Singing Dog ad". YouTube. Retrieved 9 April 2010. 
  10. ^ O'Meara, Ryan (29 March 2008). "RSCPA Complain About 'Abused' Dog in Volkswagen TV Advert – Let’s Get Our Priorities Right Shall We?". K9 Magazine. K9 Media Ltd. Retrieved 31 October 2008. 
  11. ^ Judd, Terri (25 June 2008). "Kiss goodbye to your sales, Stonewall tells 'homophobic' Heinz after advert is pulled". The Independent. Retrieved 2 November 2008. 
  12. ^ Woodger, Andrew (3 June 2009). "Doing it for herself". BBC Suffolk. Retrieved 4 July 2009. 
  13. ^ "Suffolk Sessions: The cat in the hat". BBC Suffolk. 4 December 2007. Retrieved 31 October 2008. 
  14. ^ Woodger, Andrew (3 March 2009). "Brothers in arms". BBC Suffolk. Retrieved 4 July 2009. 
  15. ^ "Charlie Winston : Hobo". Lescharts. Retrieved 23 January 2010. 
  16. ^ "French Digital Albums Chart – 16 January 2010". Lescharts. Retrieved 23 January 2010. 
  17. ^ "Charts – Charlie Winston – Like a Hobo". Lescharts. Retrieved 23 January 2010. 
  18. ^ "French Digital Singles Chart – 25 April 2009". Lescharts. Retrieved 23 January 2010. 
  19. ^ "Charts – Charlie Winston – In Your Hands". Lescharts. Retrieved 23 January 2010. 
  20. ^ "French Digital Singles Chart – 25 July 2009". Lescharts. Retrieved 23 January 2010. 
  21. ^ "French Digital Singles Chart – 16 January 2010". Lescharts. Retrieved 23 January 2010. 

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