Charlie has been playing guitar on and off for over 30 years. In 1998 he started to write and record material on a four track recorder. In 2001 he formed the first version of Contagious Vibes. He has also performed as part of a duo with Amy Sockett under the name of "Amy and Charlie" from 2004 - 2008.

He is self taught and believes music should have a "Funkygroove" that the listener can move to. His preferred guitar is an olympic white / maple neck 1989 USA Fender Stratocaster, played  through a Fender Hot Rod Deville 4x10 combo on a "clean" setting. He also has a Fender Stratocaster 60`s Player with a rosewood neck, a USA Fender Telecaster, an Epiphone "Dot" semi acoustic and uses a Crafter Keywest 99 American Series electro acoustic guitar.

His guitar heroes are Hendrix and Gilmour, and recommends that all teens should be given access to Hendrix material - give yours a copy of "Axis: Bold As Love" or "Are You Experienced" for Xmas.

Charlie loves performing with the band, and working with such a great bunch a talented people. This is undoubtably the best band hes been in. He has lately aquired a taste for Seven Up and Doubledecker bars. He likes real ale; ham, egg and chips and was impressed by "The Dark Knight Rises".