Dion Charles is my stage name. I started singing professionally at the age of 15, initially with a band called the Tridents. At that time I did not play an instrument but after a couple of years I started to learn guitar and eventually started a folk/skiffle group called Nookie Sole. I then performed solo as Dion Charles for many years before starting the Dion Charles Duo with bass player Roger Ellis. We added a third member and recorded our first record , a vinyl EP on ther Happy Face Label, as The Dion Charles Country Band. With the addition of a 4th member we became Dion Charles & Pine Bluff later reverting again to a duo as Roger & Dion Charles. After retiring from the professional music circuit in 2008, I am now back doing selective gigs as a solo artist.
2019 has seen me develop an exciting community project in aid of the charity Mindsong. I have written all the songs for and produced a CD utilising the talents of my old band and those of local musicians significant input from professional session musician, Maurice Hipkiss. A final cherry on the cake is a track recorded by renowned Celtic harpist, flautist and vocalist Pauline Vallance from Scotland.
The CD costs £10. Please email me for details of how to purchase.
Press Clips "This guy has the finest voice on the scene today"
"The Full House sign was up when Dion Charles appeared"
"They were brilliant"
"You could understand why they had won so many awards"
"They were just so good at whatever they tackled"
"Rekindled my first impression of what country music was all about"
"I am once again at a loss to applaud this unique duo"
"Such wonderful talent"
Booking Enquiries These days, I am available for smaller venues requiring a relaxing, easy listening music and I play a mixture of Country, 50's/60's, Folk and Self Penned numbers. I will consider pubs, clubs, care homes and support group functions. Give me a call.