The Charlatans

Formed 1990.

90's British Indie

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Tim Burgess - Interview

Our guest is Charlatan-turned-solo artist Tim Burgess.

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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.

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BBC Reviews

  1. Review of Us and Us Only: Deluxe Edition

    Us and Us Only: Deluxe Edition 2011

    Reviewed by Ian Wade
    The band’s last brilliant, consistent album, expanded with bonus content.
  2. Review of Who We Touch

    Who We Touch 2010

    Reviewed by Andrzej Lukowski
    Old fashioned, maybe even a little antiquated, but far from past it.
  3. Review of You Cross My Path

    You Cross My Path 2008

    Reviewed by Chris Jones
    Ultimately there's little here that the band haven't done before.
  4. Review of Simpatico

    Simpatico 2006

    Reviewed by Chris Long
    Simpatico is an experiment too far.
  5. Review of Up At The Lake

    Up At The Lake 2004

    Reviewed by Chris Long
    There is a sense of urgency, of excitement; a feeling which was lacking from most of...
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