Compassionate songwriter defies categorization

British country and folk musician Charlie Landsborough is heading to Horsham’s Capitol Theatre on Sunday, November 2 (7.30pm).

Charlie Landsborough
Charlie Landsborough

Charlie is generally labelled a country singer, but country music actually only accounts for a very small part of his concert repertoire and music catalogue.

However, it’s understandable that Charlie has been called a country singer, seeing as he has won almost every award possible in the UK country scene. He has won Best Songwriter, Best Song, Best Male Vocalist, Best Album and International Country Album of the year. He has also received a nomination as Best Global Country Artist in the Country Music Association Awards in Nashville.

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Many of his albums have topped the country charts, as well as getting into the British pop charts.

Charlie’s talent and ability received the ultimate recognition when he was inducted into the British Country Music Hall of Fame in 2011 “for promoting and for services to the advancement of Country Music in Great Britain and in recognition of outstanding contributions, leadership and service to the British Country Music industry”.

As well as country, Charlie covers many areas of the musical landscape from beautiful ballads, to folk, blues, rock ’n’ roll, pop, gospel and anthem.

Charlie is known for writing fabulous songs and is loved for his voice, but it’s his ability to tell a fine tale that makes him stand out. It is with this talent for spinning the yarn that audiences see him venturing into the realm of comedy, offering a fine compliment to the music and giving the concerts a real sense of intimacy.

One of Charlie’s main attributes is that, to this day, in spite of all of his fame and achievements, he remains a warm, humble, likable, down to earth and compassionate person.

Tickets for the show cost £23.50. Call the box office on 01403 750220 or click here.