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London, United Kingdom (2007 – present)

King Charles is a singer-songwriter whose sound has been described as everything from psychedelic rock to folk-pop. Born and raised in London, Charles fell in love with country music, took up the guitar, and was writing his own music by the age of 17.

Following a year at Durham University, Charles returned to London in 2007 without a degree but with the new moniker ‘King Charles’. He formed a band, Adventure Playground, who along with other like-minded souls, made West London’s Bosun’s Locker their base. Adventure Playground went on to tour with Laura Marling and Noah and the Whale, but disbanded in 2008.

Since launching his solo debut single, Time Of Eternity in 2010, King Charles has garnered much press and online support along with radio play from UK radio djs Tom Robinson, Rob Da Bank, Zane Lowe, Lauren Laverne and Huw Stephens.

In early 2010, King Charles won the prestigious International Songwriting Competition by a unanimous vote by a panel of industry heavyweights including Tom Waits, Kings of Leon, Timbaland,Black Francis and Jerry Lee Lewis. Since then, he has been performing to critical acclaim throughout the UK and Europe, gathering an ever-swelling and devout audience. He most recently supported Mumford & Sons on their sold-out US tour in late 2010.

Having just signed a global deal in the US with Universal Republic in partnership with his UK independent label, Mi7 Records, King Charles is currently recording his debut album to be released in the 7th May 2012.


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  • cseil

    Nice stuff.

    10 Sep 2014 Reply
  • Actually_GIOS

    oh my god, I am in fucking love

    20 Jul 2014 Reply
  • runandressarun

    i think i'm in love

    29 Jun 2014 Reply
  • Habylab

    Supported Panic! at The Disco. HOW!?

    13 May 2014 Reply
  • hoshi_no_koe

    Found him through Mumford & Sons…. WOW. LOVE L O V E. lovvvvve <3

    8 Mar 2014 Reply
  • Benitoisme

    Hey puppy :) I love yours album. thx

    3 Jul 2013 Reply
  • silverpotion

    I was looking for this kind of music like for years! LOVE IT

    29 Jun 2013 Reply
  • elesde86

    happy man music...lovin

    24 May 2013 Reply
  • ComePickMeUp999

    @helloshaunni great interview with the King! very underrated!

    16 May 2013 Reply
  • helloshaunni

    O2 Academy TV caught up with King Charles to chat about his gig with the Rolling Stones, writing songs to win girls' hearts and his own unique sense of style. Part 1 - Part 2 -

    25 Apr 2013 Reply
  • Behindthemule23

    Just heard this guy for the first time last night. Now I can't stop listening. Love.

    12 Apr 2013 Reply
  • charleykc

    awww i lub him. new favourite.

    29 Mar 2013 Reply
  • CorrodeThem

    @AdlerOfBirds Firstly I'm glad you agree about The Brightest Lights :p Secondly, in my opinion I don't really think the other tracks are really worth having tbh, the only bonus track that matches the album songs is Mr. Flick, which you haven't listed. :p Manages are really great New Order/Black Keys mix there.

    25 Mar 2013 Reply
  • AdlerOfBirds

    ATTENTION ALL UK FANS: I really, really want to hear "Julia Nostalgia," "Love Is the Cure," and "St. Peter's Gate," but since I live in the States, cannot access a way to hear these recordings at all!!!!!! Is there anyone who can have pity on me and somehow send me these three bonus tracks?

    24 Mar 2013 Reply
  • AdlerOfBirds

    @CorrodeThem So true.

    24 Mar 2013 Reply
  • CorrodeThem

    Would like to point out that "The Brightest Lights" is one of his weakest songs but w/e, people love the bland one song shit that is Mumford and Sons I guess.

    21 Mar 2013 Reply
  • robo042

    Really? One of the top tags is "great hair"?

    1 Mar 2013 Reply
  • CooCooCachooo

    Raging fires besiege my soul. <3

    10 Jan 2013 Reply
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    7 Jan 2013 Reply
  • nigeyb

    Loveblood is wonderful.

    23 Nov 2012 Reply
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