After Taking Europe By Storm, Canada’s Chloe Charles Comes Home to Celebrate SiriusXM ‘Indies’ Nomination and a CMW Showcase!
“Judging by the strength of her debut record, Chloe Charles is well positioned to break through the noise [with] ‘Break The Balance’…a collection of orchestral and jazz-touched folk pop songs with a healthy dose of experimentation—at its core is Chloe’s classical guitar prowess … and Then, then there’s her Voice, an instrument unto itself...[Chloe’s] going to be one of those people we get to know in the coming years in Canada and beyond!”
CBC, “Q with Jian Ghomeshi”
“She sings unique and colourful songwriter-pop songs with an introverted beauty of surprising clarity.”
Rolling Stone (Germany)“[In our] Top 5 Canadian Acts to Watch”
Billboard“She’s the Business - 4 Stars”
[Toronto ON] This internationally acclaimed songstress knows the importance of coming home – as she will do, headlining Canadian Music Week with a performance at The Drake on May 10th at 8:00pm.
Since releasing Break The Balance last year, she’s eclipsed all (and already high) expectations as the rest of the world has awakened to another of Canada’s most talented exports. With advance sell-outs across Europe she’s been the toast of Paris and London and, as Break The Balance penetrates the rest of Europe (Germany, Switzerland, Austria, France, Netherlands, Luxembourg, Belgium), Chloe Charles has become a critics’ darling and a must-see act, basking in the praises of Rolling Stone, Billboard and Mojo.
Playing the festival circuit – from Holland to France, to Canada and the UK – Chloe’s powerful onstage presence has bewitched new and existing fans alike as word of her live show spread like wildfire with appearances at several festivals, radio performance and TV shows, including France’s top music show, Taratata – which saw Break The Balance rocket up to #9 on France’s iTunes Charts. She returns to Europe in June to play 8 festivals in 4 countries, including Womad, North Sea Jazz Festival, and the Love Supreme Festival.
Yet the artist who manages to defy all musical categorization – except “amazing” –understands, better than most, where she derives her insatiable energy and love of performance. Home.
Don’t miss this opportunity to see what’s she’s learned from rubbing shoulders with some of Europe’s greatest performers while adding to her own quotient of mesmerizing magic.
Recently nominated for a SiriusXM Indie Award for Best Soul/R&B Artist, Chloe Charles can’t wait to unfurl new layers of her significant growth as an artist who has logged more air miles and entertained more global audiences than even she could have dreamed of – and many more world stages to follow.
At Canadian Music Week, however, she brings it all home to you.
The public can vote for Chloe in the Best Soul/R&B Artist/Group or Duo of the year for The Indies http://indies.ca/voting .
The Drake Underground, 1150 Queen St W, Toronto
May 10, 8pm (doors 7:30pm)
“Meet Chloe Charles, Toronto’s next big singer-songwriter.”
Globe and Mail
“Haunting, lush, beautiful… spellbinding guitar work”
Guitar World -- 10 Female Guitarists You Should Know
“With the power of her voice and her stories, the Lennon stepsister is breaking the balance of our accepted customs. She’s not searching for the quiet middle. She is focusing on the unventured edge. Chloe Charles is a brilliant singer, guitarist and songwriter.”
Jazz Thing, Germany
“Björk vocal acrobatics… ["Break The Balance"] dazzles.”
Toronto Star “Chloe Charles made some waves in 2013 with her stunning debut, Break the Balance, and her career shows no signs of slowing down. She’s a soulful singer and self-taught classical guitarist who is unafraid of taking stylistic risks, blending soul, pop, jazz, and classical music into her elegant, passionate fingerpicking style.”
Acoustic Guitar“[Chloe's folk songs are] multi-faceted jewels“
Elle Magazine, Germany
"Break the Balance is an enchanting world with pop melodies that nestle in your ears at first listen, folk drenched dry strings, and songs with a weightlessness they evoke thoughts of Bjork.”
“[Chloe’s] vocal and guitar talents are undeniable… her charisma and skills guarantee that we’ll be hearing a lot more about her soon.”
“Break the Balance is an early contender for breakthrough record of the year.”
New Canadian Music
“Charles' fabulous Joni Mitchell-esque voice…sits perfectly over her moody soundscapes of electronic freak folk which recalls Portishead, Bjork and Feist.”
“Somewhere Billie Holiday rests secure her work was not in vain.”
Blue Indian, USA
“Chloe has integrated diverse influences ranging from 50’s girl pop to classical guitar arrangements, art pop, which evokes the unadjusted style of her idol Bjork to songwriter folk and soul. “