August Charles

Award: Do it Differently Fund

Year: 2020

Genre: R&B/Soul

Instrument/voice type: Voice

Location: Yorkshire

Website: instagram.com/augustcharles_

Hailing from Doncaster in South Yorkshire, August Charles first started singing at the age of 12, as a member of the school choir at his high school in Doncaster. His musical vocabulary includes Jazz, Soul, Indie and RnB as a child of the noughties. August croons softly about escape, enchanting the ears of the listeners and suspending them in serenity.

In 2019, August was scouted by the respected Higher Rhythm Talent Development Program. Working alongside renowned studio engineer Paul Littlewood and multi-award winning producer Andy Seward, August benefited from high-quality recording and mentoring facilities. It was here that August transformed his sparkling potential into tangible achievements – such as 'Take Me Away’ & ’Something New’.

On 22 May 2020, August Charles released his debut single ‘Take Me Away’. The Singer-songwriter teamed up with Israel Jazz Pianist Tal Babitzky to create a dreamy fusion of Jazz and Soul, centred on August Charles ’ mellifluous voice, and complemented by a flutter of scintillating piano.

With such a flawless falsetto, August croons softly about escape, enchanting the ears of the listeners and suspending them in serenity. This newcomer shows immense talent, comparable to that of Sampha, Laura Mvula, King Krule and Frank Ocean.

“Charles channels the delivery and range of Marvin Gaye with the soul and unique energy of Sampha.” Miki Hellerbach, Centralsauce

“His voice just knocked me for 6 and is defiantly a new favourite act for me” Tom Salmon, BBC6 Music
 
Help Musicians will be helping me glide into the next stage of my career. 2021 will deliver my debut EP. My 1st major project supported by Help Musicians in the Recording, Mixing and Mastering stage of the project with additional help in campaign strategies and further artist development.
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