SD Charlton was born in Nottingham, but was raised and is still living in Lincolnshire (UK). He has been in bands since his debut in 1986 with ‘Club 87’ at Harrisons on the seafront at Skegness. He also had a very successful period from 1996 – 2003 as a regular club circuit singer travelling all over the United Kingdom, playing in several excellent venues.
His new single ‘Open The Door’ releases 27th July. A pre-save is available.
What inspired you to write this song?
“Reminiscing back to my teenage years, I was influenced with the music I listened to by older members of my family, so I’ve always had a pull towards Motown and Northern soul. Since I started writing and recording my own material I’ve been looking for a way to try and write something with a Northern soul vibe and with the help of an incredible producer, I think we may just have done it.”
Sounds like this release is different from your previous releases?
“Yes, completely! Although I’ve written lyrics and melodies for several collaborations, including rock, soft pop and folk/ballad type stuff, this is the first and perhaps the last time I have written anything like this song.”
Where was ‘Open The Door’ recorded and mixed?
“It was recorded in Leeds at the home studio of Ben Whelan, who is not only a talented multi instrumentalist, but he is an amazing producer and musical arranger.Although the raw demo that I gave him was still very detailed and outlined exactly what I was after, Ben, as usual, took it to a much higher level than I could have ever expected.”
Is there a sense of excitement or panic for this release?
“A bit of both really. I think whenever I release a song, I think back to why I wrote it, who I wrote it about, who it could be written for and is it what I hoped it would be…the answer is usually a big fat question mark, but honestly, I don’t worry about it now, it is what it is and if I’m happy with it and the people who are involved with the song are happy with it, then that’s all that matters to me.”
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