‘I tremble with nostalgia when Jen Charlton sings one of her wonderful songs’ (Edd Donovan)
Canadian singer-songwriter Jen Charlton writes songs you can take with you. Combining a heady mix of classical sensibilities, folk and pop – there is an authenticity to her work which cannot be denied.
Read her story at About
After John Lennon left the Beatles he wanted a more immediate, instantaneous way to produce songs and get them heard. I know how he felt! I love perfectly produced songs – but it tends to take a long time.
So instead of waiting ages for the ultimate version of every song – I decided to put out a ‘song of the month’ for the whole of 2017. Just me – at the piano.
The recordings are full of cracks and whistles – but I kind of like them… Lo-fi as it is – I think they have charm.
Listen to all these songs with headphones!!
Empty Kind of Sound
Imagine this with some smooth 70’s production –
So Long Marianne – Leonard Cohen
One of my all-time favourites
All by Yourself
All These Years
Treaty by Leonard Cohen
Girls Just Want to Have Fun by Cyndi Lauper
A new song of mine – Disgrace
I couldn’t resist…
A new ballad ‘All Along’
What a great song…
Blame it on my Family Mini EP
Exclusively available on Bandcamp
Blame it on my Family – The Single
‘…a sound that is steeped in pop and folk influences – combined with the timelessness of classical music.’
Listen and buy at Bandcamp, CDBaby and itunes
This record has been played on various radio stations including TLV1 Radio (1h 7m 30s) and 88 FM
Kid – Single
‘With the fluidity of Tori Amos and story telling lyrics like Ben Folds…’ Read more at Dirty Rooster
An off-beat blend of pop and folk, this two-sided ‘single’ sparkles with lush production and adept song-writing. Produced by The Fuze, and Howard Gott, UK 2009.
Listen to and buy Kid at CDBaby, itunes or Amazon
’You do feel that an artist with all this talent must get a break soon…’ Read more at americana.co.uk
An emotional collection of stripped-down songs, with Alt-Country inflections. Produced by Sean Reed (Beth Orton, Graham Coxon) in London, UK 2005.
Listen to and buy Wasted at CDBaby, itunes or Amazon