"Like a Norfolk Norah Jones, laid out on a chaise longue woven from the finest blissed out grooves." - Pete Donaldson, Absolute Radio
Stephan Buckland, Wedding Event, Norfolk
Charlie was absolutely fantastic. Having her sing whilst the bride came down the aisle made our wedding ceremony. I have directly talked to Charlie about her sheer excellence, her passion for music was massively apparent. A huge thank you to you again Charlie, you will be receiving personal recommendations from me and my wife in the future for anyone that requires the services of a truly wonderful artist.
Julie Stead-Connor, Private Party Event, North Yorkshire
We held a village street party for the Diamond Jubilee. Charlie came along in the evening to wow us with her renditions of 40's and 50's songs. She was amazing, and very accomodating. She made our event truly one to remember... Thanks to her and to the team at Warble who helped make the whole process a joy. Thanks.
Rebecca Powell, Wedding Event, Norfolk
I just have to say a massive thank you to both Marie for her incredible service in helping me find Charlie and Charlie herself. Not only is Charlie's voice hands down one the most beautiful I have ever heard, but she is the most amazing performer. My guests couldn't stop talking about her all day (and even now!) and for me, the singalong was one of the highlights of the whole wedding day. Just wish I could get married again to have Charlie perform! Simply perfect.
Carmen, Festival Event, London
Hi Sam, Just like to Thank You for all your help in making our Jubilee Party such a success, Charlie was excellent the Board are still talking about it and I would contact you without hesitation in the near future events, its been a pleasure and once again Thank You.
Brian Phoenix, Wedding Event, Norfolk
You were amazing at our Civil Partnership at the Theatre Royal. So glad we booked you for our event. Fantastic!
Molly Hindle, Corporate Event, Norfolk
Hello Charlie, I am writing to thank you very much for performing at our Christmas Formal. You where amazing, and everybody thoroughly enjoyed your performance. Thank you for coming. I hope you have a very Merry Christmas.
Jessica Bridgwood - Event Designer, Corporate Event, Cheshire
I would just like to say thank you. Charlie was friendly and professional and the selection of songs she sang suited to the vintage theme. She looked the part and eveybody seemed to enjoy the event!
Emma Andrews, Venue Club Event, Middlesex
Fantastic performer - we were looking for an act with a "40s" theme. We were therefore delighted when Charlie arrived dressed in full forties style. She has of course got a wide repertory including many recent songs. We would have no hesitation in recommending her - a complete success with our guests! Thank you!
Steve Goodwin, Birthday Party Event, Bedfordshire
Charlie was the ultimate professional. She was able to play a wide range of songs from contemporary classics to upbeat party music. She was a pleasure to deal with and I would highly receommend her for any type of function as she is so versatile.
Ian Matthews, Restaurant Event, Norfolk
Charlie is a real star! We were all so pleased with the way Charlie engaged with our clients. She could gauge the event and played and sung perfectly both to diners and drinkers. Young and sassy was a great description!
Helen Clarke, Jubilee Event, Warwickshire
Wow Charlie - you were truly amazing and a perfect fit for our event! I've had so many people comment on your performance. You charmed the socks off them all and were an instant hit with everyone - both young and old! I can't thank you enough for helping us to make the Northend Jubilee Street Party such a "huge" success and for making the event organisers look good by hiring you. Your were brilliant and I will be sure to pass on Warble Entertainments details for anyone who wants to book you again. Thank you soooooooo very much.
Venue: The Jazz Bar
Date Reviewed: 9 August 2011
WOS Rating: ****
By the time you read this, you will probably have already missed your chance to catch Charlie Green at this year’s Fringe; she’s playing just two performances at the Jazz Bar, the second this afternoon. But I doubt very much that’s the last we’ll hear of this talented singer.
Rushing between a dozen plays to review a day, gigs aren’t normally on my agenda during the festival. But I was lured along to the Jazz Bar for Green’s set by a mutual friend and because of her backing band – and this is a proper theatre connection.
Green’s songs are written and produced for her by Richard Beadle, the highly respected West End composer and musical director, currently employed at Betty Blue Eyes. He and the rest of the four-piece band Ian King (bass), Andy Philip (guitar) and Elliott Henshaw (drums) – are all taking breaks from West End musicals (Wicked, Shrek and Priscilla respectively) to work with Green.
Beadle first heard the twenty-something two years ago when she was performing with an all-girl pop band at a holiday resort in Cyprus. Since then, he has written ten songs, specifically for her voice – which is hailed as a mix of “Etta James and Billie Holliday with a nod to Joss Stone, Carole King and Adele”. And it’s clearly inspired him, with a string of soulful wonders, beautifully rendered by Green, including “I Hurt You”, “This Bird Has Flown” and “Release Me”.
Thanks to Green, Beadle and co for providing me with a hugely entertaining musical respite from my festival frenzy. I enjoyed it so much I even got her debut CD, Release Me. Londoners should look out for future dates when Green and Beadle will be doing gigs at Freedom and other West End haunts.