Charlie Landsborough

Movin On



Hailing from Birkenhead near Liverpool, singer songwriter Charlie Landsborough has definitely moved on since he used to play the local country music club scene. Now one of Ireland's biggest selling artistes, a few years ago Charlie took the #1 spot on the Irish charts with "What Colour The Wind", holding Garth Brooks off the top position.

More recently Charlie completed a sell-out tour of Ireland and is set to go on the road again later this year with a 40-date UK/Irish tour. On June 23rd Charlie was invited to perform before Irish Prime Minister, Bertie Ahern at the Special Olympics Ireland National Games. Over 1600 Irish athletes with learning disability from 32 counties compete in 14 different sports; with 250 athletes from 21 European countries will join the event. Charlie's song "Special" was used as the Olympics way of saying thank-you to the 5000 strong team of volunteers. Two versions of the song can be found here, with a choir from St Ambrose RC School being featured with Charlie on the final track. The song is written about a little girl whom Charlie once taught in his former life as a schoolteacher.

Movin' On is Charlie's ninth studio album, 17 new tracks released in July on the Telstar Premier label. Charlie Landsborough's distinctive vocals and style encompasses a range of country, ballads and inspirational blues with "Sunshine". "Who Can Blame Him" and "Passing Through" picks up the tempo with a solid country tone, while "If I Only Had Wings" and "Like Rain" offer slow sensitive ballads, communicating Charlie's inimitable vocals to perfection.

Movin' On is a well-balanced album, with all the songs written by Charlie Landsborough who is aided and abetted by a string of top quality musicians. An album that I thoroughly recommend, so sit back and enjoy: I know you'll like it!