Charlie started the decade with a tour of Japan and S. Korea with Henry Mancini and the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra in 1990. He recorded tracks for Judie Tsuke’s “Left Hand Talking” album in 1991 as well as Kate Bush’s cover of the Elton John classic “Rocket Man” for the “Two Rooms” tribute album. Followed in 1992, by sessions for Tasmin Archer’s first album “Great Expectations” and Chris Farlowe’s “Farlowe” album. 1994 saw completion of an album produced by George Martin, for Larry Addler’s 80th birthday, working with such diverse artists as Lisa Stansfield, Chris de Burgh, Meatloaf, Kate Bush and Cher. In 1996, Charlie completed his first production – a South African act, Jive Nation on which he also played percussion, sang backups and played keyboards. He also drummed on grunge/metal 3-piece, Fleshdevils debut album. In 1998, he played tracks on a new album by the SAS Band, a star-studded “supergroup” of musicians from a huge variety of backgrounds. He also recorded 2 tracks for the Hellecasters’ latest album: “Hell III, New Axes to Grind.” In the early part of the year 1999, employed as an expert witness in the Spandau Ballet law suit, working on behalf of Gary Kemp. The case was won by Mr. Kemp after several weeks in the High Court in London. Also completed sessions for Bjork’s movie “Dancer In The Dark” (winner of the Palme d’Or at Cannes 2000). After moving from the UK to the United States, became involved in freelance session work and gigs, mainly working out of Nashville and Los Angeles.
February 4, 2017
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