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CHARLIE DORE – Best known as one of the UK’s most respected songwriters, Charlie’s own music, however, reflects her roots-acoustic background and is best described as eclectic, contemporary folk.  She enjoys a multi-faceted career that has included acting in film, TV & radio, writing for radio and composition for film & BBC TV and comedy improvisation.

Her songs have won two ASCAP awards, an Ivor Novello nomination, both the Overall Grand and the Folk Prize from the International Acoustic Music Awards and Best Album Lyrics from the Indy Acoustic Project for her album Cheapskate Lullabyes.

She is one of a handful of UK writers to have success across many genres, defined by the range of artists to have covered her songs, including George Harrison, Tina Turner, Celine Dion, Lisa Stansfield, Paul Carrack, Ricky Ross and Jimmy Nail for whom she co-wrote the UK No. 1 Ain’t No Doubt. 

Her song Strut reached No. 4 for Sheena Easton in the US, while her own single Pilot of the Airwaves reached No. 11.

“A gift for melody, brave, poignant, entertaining, original”
– Guardian

“Beautific of voice, fragrant of melody and lyrically fearless” – MOJO

Take a listen: Charlie Dore – Looking Like My Mother, Acting Like My Dad


ANDY GIBSON – Unknown as Littleborough’s only songwriter, Andy came from a background in traditional and contemporary folk music to write songs that transcend genres and are performed both with his electric band Borrowed Light and as solo acoustic – songs that will make you laugh, cry and think.

“A most accomplished and eclectic singer songwriter” – Buxton Review

Listen to Andy on the tube…: Andy Gibson – Sailor Boy




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