CHARLIE COLLINS (NSW)
Growing up in Tamworth, Collins was raised on a record collection of storytelling, and from the young age of 11 was pushing her way on to the stage of the local pub. Having played in various bands both in Australia and overseas, Collins is now returning to her roots of authentic songwriting.
Last year, debut single ‘Wish You Were Here’ made a big impression, with rotation adds to Triple J, Double J, FBi Radio and Triple J Unearthed. Second release ‘Mexico’ followed suit, scoring adds to Double J, FBi, Unearthed, and a feature on the Triple J Unearthed podcast. The tracks also grabbed attention abroad, picking up spins on KCRW (LA), KCSN (LA), WXPN (Philadelphia) and RADIO X (UK) and finding an abundance of support at Spotify including landing in New Music Friday in Australia, Sweden, and Denmark.
Following appearances at BIGSOUND and the release of ‘Mexico’, Charlie Collins toured nationally with Gang of Youths on their record-breaking sold out ‘Say Yes to Life’ tour, where she was met with rave reviews of her performances.
“The gentler moments balanced well with some stomping rock’n’roll numbers, all showcasing an artist who had no issues with a big stage even though she’s a barely a year into her career,” mused Pilerats’ Troy Mutton.
STACK Magazine followed suit, remarking Collins delivered “an energetic and captivating opening affair, filled to the brim with powerful vocals, catchy hooks, and a fair share of harmonica melodies.”
During this time Charlie also performed at Gang Of Youth’s self-curated festival, A More Perfect Union, joining the likes of Jack River, Luca Brasi, Thelma Plum, and Publique, and ended the year with an appearance at Fairgrounds Festival. Charlie Collins kicked off 2019 with memorable performances at Laneway Festival following the release of third single ‘Beautifully Blind’ and has just released her stunning debut record on May 31 on Mirror Records.
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