Her songs clearly show her love for fantasy literature and games with themes like Mr Darcy, Harry Potter and Myst. Composing, arranging, taking her songs to a higher level with epic orchestrations: Charlotte can do it all. But now it’s time to get back to basics: just singing and accompanying herself on the piano.
With roots in classical music and metal you get a very interesting mix: she is heavily influenced by Tarja Turunen, Enya, Sia and Josh Groban. Her lyrics are mostly inspired by romantic and fantasy literature, such as Jane Austen, JRR Tolkien, JK Rowling and Terry Pratchett. The idea of creating a whole new world for people to escape to for a few minutes incredibly fascinates her, and this escapism is a theme that you see a lot in her songs.
A world of Regency stays and Hobbit gardens
An island with a library
Train tracks leading to my favourite places
I want to show you all around
Taken from “First Sunbeams”
From a very young age Charlotte has sung in choirs and played the piano. At the age of 15 she discovered songwriting. After studying at the Prince Claus Conservatorium in Groningen for a few years and graduating from the ArtEZ Conservatorium as a composer and arranger for film music, she had a severe burnout. At that moment, Charlotte decided to go back to her songwriting roots, got some proper singing lessons and transformed herself from a behind-the-scenes-don’t-mind-me-I-don’t-like-attention composer to a performing and stage loving singer-songwriter.
Besides working on covers and her own songs, she’s a pianist for pop choir Pop4You and folk metal band Bard of Valor.
In her spare time she loves to hike, bake cupcakes, drink tea and craft beer (not mixed) and listen to music that’s totally different from hers.
- AKG C214
- Shure SM58 beta
- Logic Pro
- Yamaha P-115
- East West Quantum Leap virtual instruments
- Mainstage 3