STYLE: Roots/Acoustic RATING OUR PRODUCT CODE: 9214-8932 LABEL: Independent FORMAT: CD EP
Reviewed by Steve Best
A graduate of Kensington Temple’s School of Creative Ministries and described as one of Brighton’s rising new stars, Charly has been around quite a bit already, singing in a choir at the Brits backing Sting and M People, playing Greenbelt, and supporting Kate Simmonds, so it’s no surprise that this five-track EP more than lives up to expectations. These largely self-written compositions have a very British earthy sound (opener “Sky’s The Limit” has serious attitude), while the title track is fragile and compelling and “Amazed” is simply gorgeous. This is some of the most refreshingly original music I’ve heard in a long time and I can think of no greater compliment than to say that whereas I’m usually quite happy to give my review CDs back to Mr Cummings, I really wanted to keep this one.
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