GOOD NEWS! Inspired and clever singer/songwriter Charlie Winston’s superb new album ‘Running Still’ is released in the UK and Ireland on January 28th, on Peter Gabriel’s Real World Records.
Charlie says: “My sole objective on the album (‘Running Still’) was to be able to engage people’s feet first and slowly rise to the mind, so by the time they get absorbed in the lyrics, they’re fully engaged but realize there’s something more going on.”
“It’s near impossible for me to write in one style only,” says singer/songwriter Charlie Winston.
“And today in my generation of songwriting, there’s a bit of a lack for me.
People have forgotten the power of song, since the technology swept through, and how it carries. Coming from parents who are songwriters, that’s my No. 1 thing, really.”
Personally signed to Real World Peter Gabriel himself, across the channel he’s one of the biggest pop stars there is.
Winston was raised by his parents in their small East Anglia hotel, which he describes as “Fawlty Towers, but with a family”, with two bars and a ballroom, hosting a constant stream of musical, theatrical and comedy performers.
He says he was the “cheerful” one of the four children, responding to his father’s coercion to entertain: “He bribed me to learn how to juggle and ride unicycles and all that at eight years old!”
“My brothers Tom and Jo had their own band, so I was watching them do their thing. At 10 years old both my sister and I got piano lessons and my musical world started to be developed.”
CHARLIE WINSTON ‘Running Still’
Out 28 January 2013 on Real World Records