WHAT CAN I SAY? But that I won the PGT Cabaret final! It was a totally fantastic evening. Many wonderful, friendly and helpful people
My prize is to play the small stage at the BST Festival @ Hyde Park on Sunday 21st June & the Women & Cabaret Stages during Pride on Saturday 27th June.
For the 2nd year, I’ve been invited to perform. It’s a great little village fair and hopefully, I’ll be invited back next year
A multi venue event, this stage was hosted by Bill Horncastle, a presenter of the Fox Den Show on Vixen 101 FM. It was Bill that invited me to play after I appeared on his radio show for a live Friday evening session.
I had a great time
Round one of auditions were at the Two Brewers club in London.
I performed “4am”.
Long way for a gig! but worthwhile. Even with a sore throat, I had a great time
Great venue. Really enjoyable gig
The iconic venue where Ed Sheeran recorded his recent EP, “Ed Sheeran: Live at the Bedford”.
Line-up: Charlie Leavy, Benedict, Geoff Raggett, Laces, Ryan Anthony, weareTheBigBang
What a fantastic music venue!!! Can’t wait to play it again
This Ain’t A Love Song
Wearing Your Kiss
Where: Oxford Jericho Tavern
When: October 3rd
Line-up: PEERLESS PIRATES / VIENNA DITTO / THE OTHER DRAMAS / CHARLIE LEAVY
Reviewer: Dale Kattack
“Charlie Leavy, from Hook Norton via Leeds, falls neatly into the confessional-girl-with-guitar bracket, displaying the best and worst of that particular niche. Occasionally she slips into melisma and wailing over ragged acoustic strumming, but when she hits the right tone, as on `Patchworks’, she shows she’s got something worth investigating, a sweet, almost folky voice that she pushes just to its limits and no further, and a strong sense of melody. We’d like to hear more of her natural Yorkshire accent in her singing but with a more polished sound on her recent `The Best Damn Ride’, there’s undoubtedly better things ahead for her than opening a four-band bill.”
Where: Oxford Art Bar
When: May 8th
Line-up: ROBOT SWANS / OP21 / REUBEN’S ROCKET / CHARLIE LEAVY
Reviewer: Art Lagun
“True to form the first act tonight proves to be the most interesting. Charlie Leavy makes a big impact with just her voice and an acoustic guitar, sounding more California than her native Hook Norton. Relentlessly upbeat, one great song follows another, catchy tunes with straightforward yet personal lyrics like the poignant ‘Tongue Tied’. Only seventeen, she writes and performs with frank simplicity that comes as a breath of vitalising air, her take on Pixie Lott’s ‘Mama Do’ trouncing the original.”