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Charlie Robert Simpson (born 7 June 1985 in Woodbridge, Suffolk, England), is the vocalist and guitarist in British post-hardcore band Fightstar and ex Busted member.

The Parachutes Songfacts states that Charlie Simpson has a strong musical pedigree dating back to one of his mother’s ancestors, Sir William Sterndale Bennett (1816-1875), who was a distinguished classical music composer of the romantic school. Charlie attended public school Uppingham, along with the likes of Harry Judd from McFly and his ex-girlfriend Camilla Smith. He was selected as the third member of Busted, beating Tom Fletcher (now lead singer and guitarist in McFly), after responding to an advert placed by Matt and James in NME magazine in 2001. He plays guitar, piano, drums and bass, and sings vocals.

He is renowned for his distinguished eyebrows, which he says are “…the biggest and best in the business”, and his guitar playing style. He loves Nirvana and The Deftones and considers Kurt Cobain his idol.

On 14 January 2005, Charlie caused Busted to split after deciding to leave the band to concentrate on his other band, Fightstar. The name “Fightstar” was created when bassist Dan Haigh came up with the name “Evenstar” and Charlie thought of the name “A Time To Fight”, these names were combined to give the name Fightstar.


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  • Jonjonjohny

    @Davendemoniada: WHat a random, unverified accusation.

    14 May 6:30am Reply
  • Davendemoniada

    Posh Tory boy...

    22 Apr 8:10pm Reply
  • Letterbomb31

    Long Road Home is one of the best albums of 2014.

    28 Dec 2014 Reply
  • KeCe

    I Don't like what charlie been doing with his solo project. Guess his latest release Long Road Home is a bit better over Young Pilgrim but rather hear him making music with Fightstar.

    24 Sep 2014 Reply
  • Darija_GG

    I was wondering what happened with cute Charlie from Busted :) and man,am I pleasantly suprised.Every song on the Long Road Home album is great.

    10 Sep 2014 Reply
  • blairo32

    Album start to finish is amazing.

    4 Aug 2014 Reply
  • musicnati0nn

    Long Road Home... i'm in love! I am diggin' everything on this album so far. Great job, Chaz! <3

    26 Jul 2014 Reply
  • bizzydpl

    Long Road Home album.....SIMPLY AMAZING.... You want listenig more and more.... Well Done Charlie and whole band.!

    24 Jul 2014 Reply
  • Nai87s

    the new album sounds good so far!

    23 Jul 2014 Reply
  • blind-unicorn

    come back, charlie

    5 Jul 2014 Reply
  • callitallhome

    WHERE ARE YOU CHARLIE SIMPSON? you owe me a new album

    1 May 2014 Reply
  • coconutcreme

    why he playing at a deaf institute for

    13 Mar 2014 Reply
  • Braddley

    Winter Hymns <3

    10 Mar 2014 Reply
  • Ipokebadgers

    I didn't want to like this but Young Pilgrim is just too good. He sure can write a melody.

    8 Oct 2013 Reply
  • nina22k

    album novo pls

    9 Sep 2013 Reply
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    22 May 2013 Reply
  • Dracula_Michael

    remember he visited Yakutia to play songs in extreme cold temperature, it was cool dude! keep on doing such things! and also wait a new visit but with band!

    30 Apr 2013 Reply
  • polik10

    когда же новый альбом????

    12 Mar 2013 Reply
  • Julio_Delta

    I NEED! the new album,

    17 Feb 2013 Reply
  • SpyKiisMaGiC

    next year.

    12 Oct 2012 Reply
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