South Devon's finest singer-songwriter with a soulful, slightly gravely voice. A lot of his songs feature acoustic guitar and occasionally harmonica. He beautifully blends early 70s folk rock and 60s wistfulness with a touch of Nick Drake and Elliot Smith. Fans of early Rod Stewart, Tim Hardin and Credence Clearwater Revival will find much to like, too. Jon's song writing is melodic and many of his songs could have been written at any time in the last thirty years, they sound like such classics.
Charlene has always been keen to do things her way. Born and raised near Crystal Palace, she learnt her love of performing at a young age, first picking up a guitar aged five and then playing open mic venues from the age of eight around South London. Her talent as a gifted guitarist gained her entry to the prestigious BRIT school, although she confesses she was never a typical BRIT student. Charlene self-released EPs and set up a label aged just 18, doing all the artwork and setting herself apart from her peers.
As her songwriting matured Charlene became aware that she had a neurological condition where the brain combines two senses - Synaesthesia. In Charlene’s case, sounds are experienced as colours – she can literally see music in various hues. Charlene gained mainstream attention in late 2011 with her version of The Calling’s Wherever You Will Go. It was originally recorded for the Twinning’s TV advert but was so popular that it sold over half million copies and became a Top 3 single.