Charlie Hole

FRESH: ‘Someone Else’s Dream’ – Charlie Hole

UK singer songwriter Charlie Hole is back with this stunning new single, “Someone Else’s Dream”, from his forthcoming second album

by Christopher Smith

Born and raised in the coastal town of Bournemouth, UK, Charlie Hole is nowadays one of the most exciting young singer-songwriters around. With a brave and honest voice, tackling relatable subject matters for all audiences, he has already been coined by Rod Stewart as an emerging talent with a gift for writing ‘beautiful songs’. One can hear influences of Matt Simons, Rod Stewart, James Bay en John Mayer.

After a chance meeting with well-respected guitarist and producer Jim Cregan (Rod Stewart, Katie Melua, Family), the pair began working closely together, with Jim mentoring Charlie and teaching him about the world of songwriting while always pushing him to develop his own style and sound.

The second single from his upcoming album “Beautiful Decay” is here now.

Charlie says about his new single “Someone Else’s Dream”:
“There’s an old quote that says, “If you don’t follow your own dreams, you’ll end up following someone else’s”, and there was a certain point in my life where I felt like I wasn’t staying true to what I wanted to do. I wrote “Someone Else’s Dream” whilst driving away from a particularly bad gig in the early hours of the morning. There’s something about a long drive at night that helps with self-reflection, and I was trying to work out what it was I was trying to achieve, and questioning whether I wanted to do this to myself anymore. I felt like I was stuck, like I wasn’t getting anywhere, I wasn’t moving forwards and that’s where the doubt crept in. The song is about resilience; holding on to your dreams and not giving up in the face of adversity. I suppose at it’s heart, it’s about staying true to your own dreams, and not following someone else’s.”

“This guy’s got potential” – Rod Stewart

“Charlie keeps getting better, evolving as a songwriter” – Steve Harley

“Someone Else’s Dream” was released on 27th July 2018

For more on Charlie, check out his WESBITE or his FACEBOOK page

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Written by Christopher Smith

So perhaps you’ve read an article or two that I’ve written and wondered “just who is this character?”! Well I thought maybe it would be time to introduce myself and what I’m all about. Well it’s all about the music! Having been born in the late 1970’s I was heavily influenced by my parent’s love of ‘popular’ music and rock and roll of the 1950’s and 60’s. My Mother always said she should of married Elvis and my father was, and is still, in love with Sandie Shaw! But while my Dad’s tastes stopped in about 1967, my Mum carried on loving music throughout the 70’s, 80’s and beyond. My first memory was playing on the floor whilst my Mother was ironing one day with the radio on, and hearing ABBA’s “Super Trouper” dancing my nappy off to it! Maybe that’s where it all went wrong…?! Having been subjected to all and sundry in my infant years, I finally found my feet in the mid-1980’s and began ‘partying’ to the likes of Culture Club, Stevie Wonder(!), Elkie Brooks and Bananarama to name but a few! The year 1987 would have a profound effect on my listening tastes and from thereon in my life would be dominated with buying and listening to music. Any number of outstanding songs were released and listened to that year, most notably “Nothing’s Gonna Stop Us Now”, “I Wanna Dance With Somebody” and “La Isla Bonita”. That Summer my mind was completely taken over with music and sounds I’d never heard before and I was totally taken in by it all. My father would say “whaaar rubbish you got on naaaaao?” (I’m from Norfolk!) but I was hooked. And it continued so for the rest of the decade and the next. At the beginning of 1988 I ‘met’ my true love and the singer I’ve worshipped more than any other artist or group. You may know of her. She’s from Australia…! Aside from pop music, my tastes are many and varied and continues to grow and expand as I ‘mature’ in age. I’ve always been heavily interested in films and in particular the mechanics of film making and of course film music, so scores and subsequently orchestral music takes up a lot of my tastes and collection. 90’s dance and club tunes also takes up much of the space in my head and I’m surprised my brain has stopped shaking from the years of abuse it took being dragged to nightclubs, often three times a week in my 20’s! I find with each year that passes I regress back to my youth and of course the 1980’s. 80’s music dominates and the lust to see as many 80’s acts and singers play live now is insatiable. I’m still getting into the groove as much as every breath I take, but I’m never gonna give up listening to my heart and pumping up the volume, simply because I LOVE MUSIC…any kind of music!

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