Progressing from his training on the classical guitar and piano, Charlie began focusing on live performance, composition and music production whilst at the University of Glasgow. By 2006, he was composing music for television after having been approached by the BBC director Michael Lachmann to score a pair of natural history documentary specials. [The Sun, The Moon BBC 2/ BBC 4]

Since then, his highly atmospheric style has gone on to earn Charlie credits for award winning documentaries, dramas and comedies, broadcast by the likes of the BBC, Channel 4, Sky & Comedy Central. He also produces records for bands and classical musicians alike and is a champion of youth music initiatives all over Scotland.

His most recent work has seen Charlie return to his beloved classical guitar, mandolin and ukelele in the creation of atmospheric Americana pieces for Audio Network, a genre that is close to his heart. This debut release for the library includes performances from world class session violinist Danny Hart (of Americana folk band Blueflint) and vocal textures from the beautiful voice of singer-songwriter Edwina Hayes. Edwina has opened numerous shows for Jools Holland and Van Morrison and the title song of her album Pour Me A Drink was covered by queen of American country music herself Nanci Griffith who describes her as “the sweetest voice in England.”

Charlie and his wife live in Edinburgh, Scotland.

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What collaborators have said:


“Charlie is a very talented and versatile composer but just as importantly, a true professional. When you find someone like Charlie on your team you make sure to keep him there!”

-Martin Glegg, Director, Wallop Film

“Charlie is a very talented composer who delivered some evocative and beautiful music in a wide range of styles for FUTURE OF FOOD [RTS Winner Best Factual] a BBC2 series looking at food production around the world.”

– Gareth Williams, Series Producer, BBC


“THE SCORE…sounds GORGEOUS! Thanks so much for putting that all together so last minute! You’re a music making wizard genius man! .”

Jessica Ashman, Animator [Winner of BAFTA New Talent 2011]


“Thanks so much for all of your hard work on the music for Taking on the Taliban [Twice RTS nominated], it all worked brilliantly. Let’s do it all again sometime soon.”

Robin Barnwell, Producer/ Director, BBC Panorama


“Charlie’s musical compositions are spot on. It always amazes me how much he “gets” the brief – and then adds something else that goes beyond what I’d hoped for.

Stylistically nothing seems beyond his reach from classical to pop, humour to melancholy. A big thumbs up from me – looking forward to the next project.”

– Alastair Mills, Senior Creative at AKQA


“Thanks again Charlie for the music – nailed it in one go, impressive! “

– Will Adams, Creative Director/ Co-founder, Once Were Farmers Ltd.


“I know I’m repeating myself, but thanks again for all your help – the music is working really well.”

-Sam Ferguson, film director, Sigma Films. [Nominated for BAFTA New Talent Award 2013]


“Charlie, just watched it back and couldn’t be happier. You’ve bloody nailed it sir. What a privilege to see it come together like that! Feel like celebrating!”

– Gordon Napier, film director, Django Film.


“Thanks so much for your help in such an enjoyable project. Look forward to our next collaboration!”

– Dr. Kimho Ip, Composer, creative producer and conductor.


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