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Mike Charles
Mike Charles is mellow and easy!

Mike Charles

His songs have been played on BBC Radio 2, as well as on... Emmerdale! Meet Mike Charles from Weston-super-Mare.


Who is Mike Charles?

Mike Charles - on acoustic guitar, bass, lead guitar, and vocals

Where in Somerset are you from?

Weston-super-Mare

When did you form?

I've been writing songs for 25 years.

How did you get together?

Mike Charles
Mike would love to play in a castle

I still play in a band called the Accelerators, but I wanted to make a CD of original songs which were a bit different from the usual Accelerators tunes.

How would you describe your music?

Mellow, easy

How did the band gets its name?

Rather boringly, it's my name!

Who are your musical influences?

Bowie, Carole King, Van Morrison, Eva Cassidy

What is your most memorable gig so far?

Numerous gigs with my band the Accelerators

Where would you most like to play?

Any castle!

Finally, tell us some interesting facts about yourself

I wrote a jokey Christmas song, titled Christmas is a Pain in the Arse, which got played on BBC Radio 2 - on the Johnnie Walker show - and on Emmerdale! You can read more about it by following the link on the right.

last updated: 07/12/05
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Tracy and Deirge
He is an awesome musician with a great bathing costume!

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