‘Alternative folk’ singer, guitarist and doodle queen – Charlene Soraia, returns to The Glee Club on April 15th.
Playing her second headline gig in the city, the 23 year old singer songwriter from London is back touring her debut album – ‘Moonchild’.
Charlene Soraia made her first mainstream splash in 2011, after her cover of The Calling’s love lament – ‘Wherever You Will Go’, was used on a Twinings TV advert.
A stripped back piano acoustic, Soraia’s version reached No3 in the UK Singles Chart, No2 on the UK Download Chart and pushed the original back into the top 40.
Alumni of the BRIT School, Charlene Soraia signed to Peacefrog Recordings in 2011 – the London based Independent that represents a cross section of folk and electronica; including Nouvelle Vauge, Jose Gonzalez, Luke Slater and Moodymann. A self taught guitarist, Soraia won a scholarship to the prestigious pop breeding ground without the required academia.
Self releasing her first official EPs in 2008; ‘Daffodils & Other Idylls’ and ‘Postcards from iO’, Charlene Soraia built on her existing portfolio to produce a 13 track debut album – ‘Moonchild’, released on Peacefrog Recording in August 2011.
Songs from Soraia’s earlier releases are featured on ‘Moonchild’, as is her cover of ‘Wherever You May Go’ as a bonus track. ‘Moonchild’ was produced by Paul Spacey, best known for his work with Oasis; as engineer, musician and producer.
Having recently supported Fink across the UK & Ireland, Charlene Soraia was last on The Glee Club stage in February 2011; supporting Fink in the main room and headlining in the Studio room.
‘Due to demand’, The Glee Club invited Soraia back to headline in the main room on Sunday April 15th. Ed King will be there for the Birmingham Review.
For more details on Charlene Soraia (and further gigs) at The Glee Club, visit http://www.glee.co.uk/birmingham-music
For more on Charlene Soraia, visit http://charlenesoraia.com
(Posted 9.4.12) Carlene Soraia – ‘Daffodils’
A video for the version featured on Soraia’s first EP, ‘Daffodils & Other Idylls’.
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The version from her 2011 debut album, ‘Moonchild’.