Best known as the former frontman of industrious South Yorkshire-based prog rock tribute Harmony of Spheres, Charlie brings his theatrical vocal stylings to the otherwise familiar line-up of Ghost of the Machine.
Prog has been an essential part of Charlie’s life since 1994 when he was first introduced to Genesis at the tender age of 4 by his older brother. It left a permanent impression, with both Peter Gabriel and Phil Collins becoming huge inspirations. With HOS, Charlie sought to pay homage to the many giants of prog such as Genesis, Pink Floyd, Rush, Marillion and Jethro Tull with a memorable stage show that also featured flute parts, dramatic costumes, audience interaction and, of course, cowbell.
As a huge fan of this melodic, progressive style of music, Charlie is delighted to be creating new music and new memories with this new Machine. This is not Charlie’s first time working with his Ghost of the Machine colleagues; eagle-eyed fans may recall his guest vocalist appearance for This Winter Machine at the Slade Rooms in Wolverhampton, December 2019.
Charlie’s other work includes flute parts for progressive ambient project Nova Cascade, backing vocals on ‘Sometimes’ by Wynter, and fronting Exeter’s prog covers act Catalyst. He will also feature as a vocalist on a new concept album written by Tim Hunter as part of his ‘Light Engineering’ Project Light Engineering
and sings on upcoming tracks from Vox Humana and Senses Reel.