Hey everyone! Charity Shop Pop here!
I'm a bedroom indie pop artist, making you feel all warm like a lovely, hot cup of hot chocolate on a cold winters day. I use my guitar and synths to create laid back and ambient tunes, while I'm normally spouting some crap about love and all that kind of stuff over the top.
If you can't find me on the end of a guitar, search high and low in all good charity shops, coz that's where I'll be, stalking out all the new (technically old) stuff that I'm gonna buy and wear/use.
At the beginning of November, Carl Hunter (of The Farm) took me into Parr Street Studios to record a new track, Always You, to be released by The Label Recordings. With the help of him, Chris Taylor and my best buds, The Preamps, we managed to finish the day with the bestest sounding tune known to man. It was literally the best day of my life and you'll be able to hear it on all good streaming platforms from 7th December.
I was honoured when the King (Dave Monks) played it on his BBC Introducing Merseyside show, and then staggered when Janice Long and Gary Crowley played it on their shows, and then Amazing Radio stuck it on their Audition show. I've had previous releases hit BBC Merseyside and BBC Lancashire before, which has been a humbling experience to hear things made from my bedroom, on a crappy old MacBook, hit the local radio waves for all to hear.
Check out this fun fact: I was a Merseyrail Sound Station 2018 artist, which was totally cool, as it helped me develop and grow my cool skills. As a part of this, I played some tunes in a train station, Liverpool Central to be precise, which was super cool, but very scary, coz it was like my second gig.
Speaking of gigs, I took my MacBook and my guitar out on the road and played various gigs around Liverpool, in places like The Jacaranda, EBGBS and The Shipping Forecast. It's been so fun playing these gigs, and meeting loads of new people.
What will the future hold for Charity Shop Pop? Well, some new tunes are being prepared and are currently in labour ready to be birthed and to be brought up into the wild. I have a gig coming up for King Dave Monks at the Cavern Club, on 11th December, which should be good fun. If you want me at all, contact me and I'll make it happen!
"Delightfully laid-back melodies and subtle guitar lines," Chris Burgess, Getintothis
"He creates laid back, ambient tunes, full of melodies that park in your head for days, and make you want to either cry or dance along to," Alex Baxter, Gigsoup