Be Charlotte

Mar 14, 2017

11:00pm – 11:40pm CT

Swan Dive Patio

"Immediately anthemic and highly contagious," Clash

“Vivacious, unique and refreshingly original Be Charlotte” - The Skinny

Be Charlotte is all about the damn good vibes. She is a teenage singer, producer and writer from Scotland who is causing huge ripples in her native country. She has a knack for writing socially poignant songs that have depth and character, detailing life through the eyes of a young aspirational woman as well as possessing truly dexterous melodies. Charlotte uses digital technologies and live instrumentation to produce dynamic pop music that accompanies her singing, rapping and beatboxing. She plays with a live band.

2017 will be her debut at SXSW although she has previously attended the festival as part of her work with Cambridge Science and Technology firm Novalia. Charlotte worked with Dr Kate Stone to create "digital experiences" and is the youngest person to chair a panel event at SXSW Interactve when she demonstrated some of her tech work in 2015 conference called 'Making Music Physical Again.

First single ‘Machines That Breathe’ was selected on Spotify’s New Music Friday playlist in (UK and Canada) and subsequently went viral on that streaming service. The song has also been play listed on Radio X and BBC Radio Scotland as well as FLUX FM in Germany.

November 2016 saw Be Charlotte undertaking her first tour, across South East Asia including gigs in Thailand, Taiwan, Vietnam, Hong Kong and Singapore before returning to UK to headline The Great Escape's First 50 event at The Courtyard Theatre.

In January 2017 Be Charlotte will represent BBC Radio 1 at Eurosonic Noordeslag in The Netherlands, before heading on a small tour in Europe.

There will be a single released in January 2017 and then again in April 2017.


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