The Ultimate Party Band
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 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.
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.
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.
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'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!