Charlotte Carpenter is the perfect embodiment of the blues; out there, doing it on her own, taking her music and stories to the people across the UK and Europe, managing her own affairs, choosing her own destiny. This isn’t some ‘strong woman’ cliché, this is a nominative determinism; place a piece of wood in her hand and she will use it to craft something of value to the world around her.

Self-releasing her 4th EP  ‘Shelter’ and on vinyl for the very first time, it’s dynamic and cinematic scope and vision was one of her best creations yet. Alongside blues stomper “Fire” which landed a TV sync on Sky One and ran for a total 6 weeks on the Virgin Radio playlist, Charlotte is winning acclaim from the likes of Louder Than War, Total Guitar, NME, Classic Rock alongside radio play BBC1, BBC 2 & 6 Music.

She has toured extensively across the UK and Europe with the likes of Marika Hackman, Alessi’s Ark, George Ezra, Jarrod Dickenson and Hunter Hayes and for 2018 she’s heading out to Europe and USA to coincide with a series of single releases.

“a distinctly different kind of singer/songwriter sound, and one that makes for an enthralling listen.” Best Fit

“Charlotte Carpenter is a storyteller, a young artist capable of applying an enormous impact.” CLASH

“sliding guitar licks, percussive thumps and Carpenter’s own fiery, soulful vocals.” NME

“An Independent artist to the core, Charlotte’s star is rising” TOTAL GUITAR

Charlotte Carpenter Links: Website | Facebook | Twitter

Watch the video for ‘Babywoman’ here:

Matt Millard is a singer-songwriter and multi-instrumentalist from Birmingham UK. Drawing influence from the likes of Folk artists Justin Vernon and Ben Howard, as well as post punk bands Joy Division and Interpol, his music sits somewhere between the two genres, combining intricate acoustic guitar melodies with a warm yet haunting melancholy vocal.

First appearing as a solo outfit in late 2016 with early demos ‘Berlin’ and ‘Palace’, he soon became a fond favourite of BBC WM’s Introducing show, with the songs getting regular features, as well as being invited to perform a live acoustic session on air.

Autumn 2017 saw Matt Millard up his game, with his first official single release ‘Salt’. The track showed great promise, with a more fine tuned and atmospheric production, described by BBC Introducing as “Absolutely Gorgeous” .

With a growing loyal following in his home city of Birmingham, after a string of successful support slots with the likes of Allman Brown and Charlie Straw, Matt now moves towards his first EP release ‘ Take Me Anywhere – EP’ . The title track ‘Take Me Anywhere’ will be released on 23rd February 2018, followed by the complete EP on March 2nd.

Matt Millard Links: Website | Facebook | Instagram 

Check out the video to ‘Salt’ below:

Plus support from JESSIE REID

Jessie Reid is a 25 year old singer-songwriter from Shropshire. She combines finger style and percussive guitar techniques with emotive, fragile and soulful vocal melodies to create a unique style of playing.

Her innovative, folk-influenced songwriting has been said to enchant audiences, drawing comparisons with the likes of Ben Howard, Lucy Rose and guitarist Andy McKee. Jess has featured regularly at Sofar Sounds sessions in the UK and South America and is currently working on the release her debut EP, set to be released in the Autumn of 2017.

Jessie Reid Links: Facebook

Listen to ‘Stay With Me’ from Sofar London sessions here: