Born and raised in the coastal town of Bournemouth, UK, Charlie Hole’s story began when he heard Damien Rice’s ‘O’ at the tender age of 14. From that first listen, his desire to reach the same emotional depths became clear; realising his ability to create emotive and fearless tracks, learning and evolving throughout.
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.
Finding comfort in beautifully crafted words over effortless melodies, 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’.
The first single from his upcoming album Beautiful Decay is here now. The Ballad Of Anne Beverley is the tragic story of the mother of one of the most notorious punks ever: Sid Vicious. Her life full of guilt is told in a beautiful song in which one can hear influences of Matt Simons, Rod Stewart, James Bay en John Mayer.
"This guy's got potential" - Rod Stewart
"Charlie keeps getting better, evolving as a songwriter" - Steve Harley