The Charlatans (known in the United States as The Charlatans UK) are an English indie rock band. The band's line-up currently comprises lead vocalist Tim Burgess, guitarist Mark Collins, bassist Martin Blunt, keyboardist Tony Rogers.
Former members of the band include vocalist Baz Ketley (1989); guitarist Jon Day (Jonathan Baker) (1989–1991); keyboardist Rob Collins (1989–1996), who died in a car accident during recording of their fifth album; and drummer Jon Brookes (1989 - 2013), who died after being diagnosed with a brain tumour in 2010.
In the UK, all of the band's eleven studio albums have charted in the Top 40 in the UK Albums Chart, three of them being number ones. They have also achieved seventeen Top 30 singles, and four Top 10 hits in the UK Singles Chart.
On 6 May 2013, they released a documentary and live DVD "Mountain Picnic Blues" about The Charlatans’ 1997 LP Tellin' Stories, from its creation in 1997 to the 15th anniversary of the album.. The lead singer of the band Tim Burgess, is currently involved in a Channel 4 Documentary where he travels the UK doing small scale gigs in an attempt to raise enough money to fund the recording of the band's next studio album on the International Space Station