|Birth name Charles Burchill|
Associated acts Simple Minds
Origin Glasgow, Scotland
Name Charlie Burchill
Years active 1977–present
|Born 27 November 1959 (age 56) (1959-11-27) |
Instruments Guitar, keyboard, violin, mandolin, saxophone, percussion, vocals
Genres Rock music, Post-punk, New Wave, Pop rock, Alternative rock
Albums New Gold Dream, Sons and Fascination/Sister Feelings, Sparkle in the Rain, Empires and Dance, Once Upon a Time
Similar People Jim Kerr, Mel Gaynor, Mick MacNeil, Derek Forbes, Brian McGee
Occupation(s) Musician, songwriter
Music group Simple Minds (Since 1977)
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Charles "Charlie" Burchill (born 27 November 1959 in Glasgow) is a Scottish musician and composer, best known as the guitarist of Simple Minds. He was one of the founders of the group.
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- Simple minds interview jim kerr charlie burchill with robert sandall on vh1 pt 1 1995
Simple minds interview jim kerr charlie burchill with robert sandall on vh1 pt 1 1995
During Simple Minds' early to mid-1980s period, Burchill's guitar had a distinctive and atmospheric sound not dissimilar to Echo & the Bunnymen's Will Sergeant. Making heavy use of effects such as delay and chorus, his playing often provided subtle textures behind the band's more drum- and bass-propelled songs. This style was most apparent on 1982's New Gold Dream (81/82/83/84). From 1983's album Sparkle in the Rain onwards the group evolved a different style, bringing Burchill's playing more into the foreground.
As well as providing guitar, Burchill played the violin and saxophone on the band's first three studio albums and took over most studio keyboard duties following the 1989 departure of Mick MacNeil. Along with singer Jim Kerr, he is the only original member of the band left.
Effect TC eletronics e boss . Amplifier Matchless
Burchill is a passionate football fan and a devout supporter of Celtic F.C.
His nephew is football manager and former player Mark Burchill