Song of the Month

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!!

 

January 2017

Bicycle

February
Empty Kind of Sound
Imagine this with some smooth 70’s production –
March
So Long Marianne – Leonard Cohen
One of my all-time favourites

April

All by Yourself

 

May

All These Years

 

June

Treaty by Leonard Cohen

 

August

Girls Just Want to Have Fun by Cyndi Lauper

 

September

A new song of mine – Disgrace

 

October

I couldn’t resist…

 

 

November

A new ballad ‘All Along’

 

December

What a great song…

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Blame it on my Family Mini EP

Exclusively available on Bandcamp

 

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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

 

Jen Charlton : Kid

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

 

Jen Charlton : Wasted

Wasted 

’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