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The Ultimate Party Band

Chocolate Charlie

 
 

Party!

Chocolate Charlie is bursting with energy, excitement and attitude.  They are the must-have band at any function or party, and will leave the audience euphoric.  Their intoxicating set comprises a spectrum of floor filling pop, disco, funk and rock classics.  Founder member Charlotte Hodson has worked at the highest level of the British pop industry for many years.  Together with some of the hottest talent around, she has succeeded in creating one of the tightest and most professional covers bands in the country, making them the perfect party band for weddings, parties and corporate events.  Their corporate clients include The Princes Trust, 3M, Iconic Digital and St James' Wealth Management, all of whom have hired then again and again.  They have been booked by celebrities including Guy Chambers, Jonny Buckland (Coldplay) and Paul Hendy to perform at parties and weddings.  They were the resident band at Lords Cricket Ground for the 2009 Ashes Series.

 

Meet The Band

 

Charlotte Hodson

Lead Vocals

Charlotte has performed worldwide since 1998 when she landed her first tour as a backing vocalist with Saint Etienne who she worked with for 4 years, touring globally & singing on several of their records.  She went on to sing with Texas on their 2001 Greatest Hits tour and is featured on their “Texas Paris” DVD.  Soon after, she performed on Marti Pellow's Smile Tour and provided vocals on his album "Between The Covers".  She also worked alongside Belinda Carlisle on numerous tours and TV performances over a few years.  In 2003 – 2004 she was a lead vocalist with Brit award winners Basement Jaxx on their Kish Kash Tour.  Her vocals were featured on their 2005 single “You Don’t Know Me” with Lisa Kekaula.  Her writing skills and sultry vocals featured with Basement Jaxx’s MC Slarta John on a dance track remixed and released by DJ Roger Sanchez in 2007.  She has been singing with 80s new wave/post punk band Altered Images since 2002 and still continues to do so.  Charlotte has performed with countless other artists including Westlife, Dannii Minogue, Kim Wilde, Midge Ure, Emma Bunton, Kelly Clarkson, Jewel, Sam Brown, Lesley Garrett, Lemar, Jamelia, Shayne Ward, Betty Boo, Dinah Carroll, Jane McDonald, Chris Difford (Squeeze), Chris de Burgh, Mica Paris, China Crisis….  the list goes on.  She has worked as a recording session singer for such legends as Guy Chambers (Robbie Williams), Skin (Skunk Anansie), The Chemical Brothers, Claire Sweeney, Andrew Todd (Republica) and has various co-writes with Ricky Wilde (Kim Wilde).  A rock chick at heart, Charlotte fronts Chocolate Charlie with a provocative attitude, vitality and true class.

Joe Gibson

Guitar & vocals

Joe will astound you with his extraordinary ability and dexterity.  He has shared the stage with James Brown, Altered Images, Matt Berry, Honey Rider and Belle.  Joe is also part of the outstanding David Migden and the Twisted Roots.

Jonathan Vincent

Keyboards & vocals

Our multi-talented technical geek, Jonathan, plays the keys like no other, creating a truly exciting live sound.  He composes for TV and film as well as playing orchestral percussion.

Dan Western

Drums

The awesome Dan Western drives the band with a rock solid groove and mind blowing skill.  He plays with a passion and flair that is a joy to behold!  He has worked with a plethora of artists including Daniel Beddingfield, Five Star, Nick Heyward, Altered Images, T'Pau, Rozalla, Brother Beyond, and many more.

Graham Brown

Bass

Graham's slick bass vibes have taken him on stage with Alexander O/Neal, Midge Ure, Luke Morley from Thunder, amongst others.  He can also be found rocking the white flares with Abba Gold Europe!

 

What the clients say

 

MASSIVE thanks for a brilliant set at our wedding.  It was everything we hoped for, and more.  The guests loved you - "the best band we ever heard".  It was a brilliant end to a special day.  I'll never forget the last song.  Ever.  I hope our paths cross again at some point.

Chocolate Charlie were brilliant, great voices, attitude and set up.  The song list was even better than the initial list we saw.  We would recommend them to one and all.  We had an amazing evening and would like to thank them for helping make our day.

What can I say but a huge, huge thank you for doing the most outstanding job last night.  We have already had texts and emails from people saying how fantastic the music was.... Please do pass on my thanks to the rest of the band as well, you all helped to make the night such a success.  Sincere thanks to you all

A great act... top class!  When they found out how much of a fan of Prince I was they played 2 extra Prince tracks that aren't even on their play list... now that's a great band!!  The entire party was jumping from start to finish!  Plus they learnt a track just for our first dance and they made it sound better than the original.  We just can't possibly thank them enough!

The band stepped in when our booked band cancelled - they were professional, talented, looked amazing and kept the dance floor packed solid for their whole 2 hour set.  We can't wait for an excuse to hire them again.  Brilliant!  I hope the band get bookings through family and friends - the interest has been huge and the positive feedback amazing.  They were totally fabulous - a huge thank you.

Everyone has commented on how great the band was.  Many people hadn't even realised they were playing, the music was perfect.  I couldn't recommend this band enough.  Please pass on our utmost thanks for making our night perfect.

 

Chocolate Charlie were excellent, providing really high quality entertainment perfectly matched to the event.  We have had many comments from guests at our wedding who were blown away by the music!

On behalf of Mark and myself, we want to thank you for doing such an outstanding job with the music at our party.  Your selection of tunes, fantastic singing voices and enthusiasm were a hit with everyone there.  Our guests had a wonderful evening, and you made it happen.  Thank you.  Please could you pass on our thanks to all the members of your band as we are truly grateful for a most fantastic evening.

The band were absolutely fantastic and we would have no hesitation in recommending them.

 

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