Charlie Straight at Glastonbury 2014

They’re ready for the next big step... to Glastonbury! Spread the word to take Britpop band, Charlie Straight to the Glasto-Dreamland with #takeus2glasto

TAKE US TO GLASTONBURY

WE ARE A BAND CALLED CHARLIE STRAIGHT
WE'VE BEEN DREAMING OF GLASTONBURY FOR THE PAST SEVEN YEARS
MAYBE THAT DREAM COULD COME TRUE ANY TIME NOW

Charlie Straight make the kind of joyful,
harmony-driven Britpop Britain itself has
forgotten how to master.
(…) it would be easy to imagine them
sound-tracking the next series of Skins or going
down a storm on a sunny afternoon at Glastonbury.”
-The Guardian

WE'RE ON OUR FIRST UK TOUR NOW

Thursday May 17th
The Great Escape
Brighton on Metro Stage
The Hub at 5pm
Wednesday May 22nd
Bath Spa University
Bath at 9pm
Thursday May 23rd
Proud Gallery Camden
London at 10pm
Saturday May 25th
333 Mother Bar
London at 9pm

WHAT'S THE STORY BEHIND
#takeus2glasto?

2005
Albert hears The Scientist at his cousin's – he's blown away
He spends the summer in Kent by the sea and writes his first songs
2006
Johnny (bass) records and mixes the first demos at home
2007
first record deal secured after putting the demos online
2008
first year on tour – learning the ropes of playing live
2009
first album She's a Good Swimmer comes out
2010
three “academy” awards – music video for Platonic Johny – hype
2011
Yemi AD (Kanye West, Polica) shoots School Beauty Queen in NYC
Recording with the producer Guy Fixsen (My Bloody Valentine, Pixies)
VICE magazine shoots the video for Coco
2012
second album Someone With a Slow Heartbeat comes out
discovered by The Guardian in May 2012 – read
support gig with Red Hot Chili Peppers in August 2012
Someone With a Slow Heartbeat video appears on Coldplay.com
Confirmed for The Great Escape 2013

THIS
MIGHT BE THE MOMENT
WHEN THE DOORS TO
GLASTO OPEN

WE'VE BEEN REHEARSING HARD FOR THIS
WE'LL DRIVE FOR 13 HOURS WITH THE VAN
IS THIS THE NEXT BIG STEP?

WHAT IT TAKES TO MOVE ON

Are we ready to sacrifice the comfortable family
life and move somewhere new?
I'm drawn to places buzzing with creative energy like Hackney,
Brooklyn or L.A. For me, that's the way to go now.”
-Johnny (bass, guitar)

WHAT WOULD YOU DOTO HELP USMAKE THE GLASTO-DREAM COME TRUE?

LET US SLEEPON YOUR COUCH?
SPREAD THE WORD?
#takeus2glasto
WRITE A LETTER TO EMILY EAVIS? COME TO THEGIGS? MAKE A CUSTOMT-SHIRT? LET US KNOW
NOW

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When I bought JAY-Z's biography in NYC,
I photo-copied the page about
talent and dead-serious discipline
and put it on my wall. I like his approach to life including
the fact they're friends with Chris Martin.”
-Albert (lead vocal, guitar)

I've known that music would be the driving force of
everything I'd do since I was eight.
It began with classical music and jazz, then I discovered stuff like Radiohead
and thought it could be cool have a band, too.”
-Michal (keyboards, guitars, bass & vocals)

God, spending hours behind the wheel of our blue VW van
and squatting everywhere with my laptop? I love it.
Every tour makes us all so strangely tired we laugh at the sight
of a tree by the road. I do anyway, hahaha...”
-Vojta (tour manager)

I want to open a restaurant one day.
There will be no music played. Just silence.
I hate music sometimes.
I like forests, mushrooming and swimming. I can do a hundred pools a day.”
-Paul (drums)