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Charlie Winston


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Tom Baxter

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14 September 1978 (age 45) Cornwall, England (

Folk, indie folk, indie pop

Associated acts
Peter Gabriel, Tom Baxter

Singer-songwriter ·

Curio City, Hobo, Running Still, Make Way, Nouvelle Vague


Birth name
Charlie Winston Gleave

Jeff Gleave, Julie Gleave

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Charlie Winston Gleave (born 14 September 1978), better known as Charlie Winston, is an English singer-songwriter based in London. Winston has so far had his most significant commercial success in France.


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Early career

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Charlie played bass guitar for his brother Tom Baxter, appearing on Baxter’s Feather and Stone album. As well as touring with Tom, much of Charlie’s early career saw him composing music for, and performing in, London-based contemporary theatre productions.


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His first ever unreleased and rarest record was Mischifus, a mix between beatbox, guitar and piano, which appeared as a theater/dance production that he had performed on stage in 2007 recorded under the Real World label.

Make Way

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Winston's unreleased debut album, Make Way, was recorded at Real World Studios in 2006. Described as "inspired and seductive". Winston supported Peter Gabriel on his 2007 European tour. Tracks from Make Way would eventually find their way on to his first officially released album.


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Charlie’s second and the first officially released album, Hobo, entered the French charts at No. 3 on 31 January 2009, and peaked at No. 1 in its 25th charting week where it stayed for 4 weeks and, as of 5 July 2011, spent 30 weeks in the Top 10. His debut album has also been certified as being platinum.

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The first single, "Like a Hobo", also topped the French SNEP charts for one week on 11 April 2009.

In 2010, Winston won a European Border Breakers Award for 'Best UK artist in Europe'.

Running Still

Winston's third album Running Still was released in France on 21 November 2011.

In 2012, Winston contributed the track "This Wheel's on Fire" to the compilation CD set for Amnesty International titled "Chimes of Freedom – The Songs of Bob Dylan".

Curio City

"Lately", the first single from Winston's fourth album Curio City debuted on French radio station Virgin Radio on 13 October 2014. The album was released on 26 January 2015.

US television

On 17 September 2010, Charlie Winston headlined a global telecast for the international day of peace Peace One Day Peace One Day with Jude Law and Sharon Stone.

On 10 November 2011, the track "She Went Quietly" was used over the ending of the mid-season finale of Grey's Anatomy (Season 8, Episode 9 "Dark Was The Night").

VW Polo ad

In 2008, his cover of The Spencer Davis Group song "I'm a Man" appeared on a television advertisement for Volkswagen Polo. The ad featured a dog miming the words to the track, and was banned after complaints from the RSPCA and over 750 viewers. Charlie Winston's first ever release was on the CD compilation called Raison Detre London "the compilation" in 2004 compiled and produced by Yvan Serrano-Fontova aka Dj Healer Selecta with a Charlie Winston song recorded live at Raison DEtre show in London in 2003 entitled " My life as a duck"


Winston was pranked by Rémi Gaillard at "Les Déferlantes" music Festival in south of France.

Personal life

Winston was born to parents Jeff and Julie Gleave. At an early age he moved to Bungay, Suffolk where his parents owned the King's Head Hotel. His older brother, Tom Baxter, and younger sister, Vashti Anna, are also musicians and all use their middle name as a stage surname. Charlie Winston currently lives in London.


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*Did not appear in the official Belgian Ultratop 50 charts, but rather in the bubbling under Ultratip charts.

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