The Charlatans playing at the Eolica festival July 2007, Tenerife.
|Origin||Black Country/Northwich, England|
|Genre(s)||Alternative rock, Madchester, Britpop|
|Label(s)||Dead Dead Good Records (Own Label)|
BMG Japan (JP)
Rob Collins (deceased)
The Charlatans (known in the United States as The Charlatans UK) are an English alternative rock band. The Black Country is a loosely defined area of the English West Midlands conurbation, to the north and west of Birmingham, and to the south and east of Wolverhampton Northwich is a town in Cheshire, England. It lies in the heart of the Cheshire Plain, at the confluence of the rivers England is a Country which is part of the United Kingdom. Its inhabitants account for more than 83% of the total UK population whilst its mainland A music genre is a categorical and typological construct that identifies musical sounds as belonging to a particular category and type of music that can be distinguished from other Alternative rock (also called alternative music, alt-rock or simply alternative; known primarily in the UK as indie) is a genre of Madchester was an Alternative rock genre that developed in Manchester, England, towards the end of the 1980s and into the early 1990s Britpop is a subgenre of Alternative rock that originated in the United Kingdom. In the Music industry, a record label can be a Brand and a Trademark associated with the Marketing of music recordings and Music Beggars Banquet is an English Independent record label that began as a chain of record shops owned by Martin Mills and Nick Austin, and is part of Sanctuary Records is a Record label based in the United Kingdom and a subsidiary of Universal Music Group. Tim Burgess (born Timothy Allan Burgess May 30 1967, Salford, England) is the lead singer of British rock/indie act The Charlatans Mark Collins (born Mark Vincent Collins August 14, 1965, Manchester, Lancashire) is an English guitarist best known as a member of the Rob Collins ( June 12, 1965 - July 22, 1996) was an English musician best known as the original keyboardist of the The Charlatans. The United States of America —commonly referred to as the England is a Country which is part of the United Kingdom. Its inhabitants account for more than 83% of the total UK population whilst its mainland Alternative rock (also called alternative music, alt-rock or simply alternative; known primarily in the UK as indie) is a genre of
The band were originally formed in the West Midlands by bassist Martin Blunt, who recruited fellow West Midlanders; Rob Collins (keyboards), Jon Brookes (drums), John Baker (also known as Day) (guitar) plus vocalist Baz Ketley, who was almost immediately replaced by Tim Burgess. The West Midlands is an official Region of England, covering the western half of the area traditionally known as the Midlands. The electric bass guitar (also called electric bass, or simply bass; ˈbeɪs as in "base" is a Stringed instrument played primarily with the The West Midlands is a Metropolitan county in western central England with a population of 2591300 Rob Collins ( June 12, 1965 - July 22, 1996) was an English musician best known as the original keyboardist of the The Charlatans. A keyboard instrument is any musical instrument played using a Musical keyboard. A drum kit (also drum set or trap set) is a collection of Drums Cymbals and sometimes other Percussion instruments such as cowbells The guitar is a Musical instrument with ancient roots that is used in a wide variety of musical styles Tim Burgess (born Timothy Allan Burgess May 30 1967, Salford, England) is the lead singer of British rock/indie act The Charlatans
Although the name The Charlatans was used when original members of the band were located in the West Midlands, many sources state that they formed in Northwich, Cheshire. Northwich is a town in Cheshire, England. It lies in the heart of the Cheshire Plain, at the confluence of the rivers Cheshire (or archaically the County of Chester) is a county in North West England.  This is because the band relocated to the home town of new lead singer Tim Burgess (who lived in Northwich) before the release of The Charlatans' debut single "Indian Rope" in 1990 on the band's own Dead Dead Good Records label. Tim Burgess (born Timothy Allan Burgess May 30 1967, Salford, England) is the lead singer of British rock/indie act The Charlatans In the Music industry, a record label can be a Brand and a Trademark associated with the Marketing of music recordings and Music This means that, based on the definition of the hometown used by Guinness World Records, the band formed in Northwich and consequently Northwich is recorded as their home town in "Guinness World Records: British Hit Singles and Albums. Guinness World Records, known until 2000 as The Guinness Book of Records (and in previous U "
The debut single, "Indian Rop" proved an indie hit and the group soon found a major label, Beggars Banquet off-shoot Situation Two, in time for the release of "The Only One I Know" which reached the Top 10 in the UK singles chart. In Popular music, independent music, often abbreviated as indie, is a term used to describe independence from major commercial record labels and an autonomous In Popular music, a chart-topper is an extremely popular recording, identified by its inclusion in a ranked list&mdasha Chart &mdashof top Beggars Banquet is an English Independent record label that began as a chain of record shops owned by Martin Mills and Nick Austin, and is part of Situation Two, aka Situation 2, was a Record label which began life in 1981 as an offshoot of the larger Beggars Banquet label The Top Forty or Top 40 is a music industry shorthand for the currently most-popular songs in a particular genre. The UK Singles Chart is compiled by The Official UK Charts Company (OCC on behalf of the British record industry
A further single, "Then", and debut album Some Friendly, were released later that year, followed by the single "The Only One I Know" which led to great commercial and critical acclaim and is still regarded as an indie classic. An album or record album is a collection of related audio or Music tracks distributed to the public Some Friendly is the debut Album by the British band The Charlatans (known in the United States as The Charlatans UK because of the 1960s San Francisco In Popular music, independent music, often abbreviated as indie, is a term used to describe independence from major commercial record labels and an autonomous Around this time The Charlatans were forced to add UK to their name for an American tour due to competing claims by a 1960s rock band also known as The Charlatans. The Charlatans were an influential Psychedelic rock band that played a pivotal role in the development of the San Francisco music scene in the 1960s
Baker left the band after 1991's "Over Rising" single to be replaced by Mark Collins (no relation to Rob), who made his debut on another non-album single, "Me. In Time".
The band brought in producer Flood for their second album Between 10th and 11th (named after the address of the New York Marque, site of the group's first U.S. gig) which failed to hit the top twenty in the UK. In the Music industry, a record producer or music producer has many roles among them controlling the recording sessions coaching and guiding the musicians organizing Flood is the professional Pseudonym of the British Post punk / Alternative rock Record producer Mark Ellis, whose Between 10th And 11th is the second Album by the British band The Charlatans (known in the United States as The Charlatans UK released on March 23 New York ( is a state in the Mid-Atlantic and Northeastern regions of the United States and is the nation's third most populous A marque ( French for "brand" ˈmɑrk is a Brand name especially in the Automobile industry The United States of America —commonly referred to as the The United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland, commonly known as the United Kingdom, the UK or Britain,is a Sovereign state located However, a double weekend of gigs ('Daytripper') in Blackpool and Brighton with Ride kept them in the public eye . Blackpool (/ˈblækˌpul is a seaside town in Lancashire, England. Brighton ( is a town on the south coast of England and with its neighbour Hove, forms the city of Brighton and Hove.
The follow-up album, Up To Our Hips (1994) reached number 8 in the UK albums chart. Up to Our Hips is the third Album by the British band The Charlatans (known in the United States as The Charlatans UK released on March 21, The UK Albums Chart is a list of Albums ranked by sales in the United Kingdom.
In 1995 the band's self-titled fourth album saw them become major UK stars again, topping the UK albums chart and spawning the top 20 single "Just When You're Thinkin' Things Over". The Charlatans is the fourth Album by the British band The Charlatans (known in the United States as The Charlatans UK released on August 28
But, just as things seemed to be going well for the band, keyboard player Rob Collins was killed in a car crash during the recording of fifth album Tellin' Stories on July 22, 1996. Tellin' Stories is an Album by the British band The Charlatans (known in the United States as The Charlatans UK released on April 21, Events 1099 - First Crusade: Godfrey of Bouillon is elected the first Defender of the Holy Sepulchre of The Kingdom of Year 1996 ( MCMXCVI) was a Leap year starting on Monday (link will display full 1996 Gregorian calendar) The Charlatans decided to continue and Primal Scream and former Felt keyboardist Martin Duffy was drafted in for The Charlatans high-profile support slot with Oasis at their Knebworth gigs in summer 1996 until a permanent replacement for Collins could be found. Primal Scream are a Brit-nominated Scottish Alternative rock group formed in 1982 in Glasgow by Bobby Gillespie ( vocals Felt were a 1980s British Alternative rock band named after the way Tom Verlaine enunciated the word "felt" in the Television Martin Duffy is the keyboardist with Scottish band Primal Scream. Oasis are an English rock band that formed in Manchester in 1991 The grounds of Knebworth House near the village of Knebworth has become a major venue for open air rock and pop concerts since
Tellin' Stories was released in 1997 featuring contributions from both Rob Collins and Duffy and in the singles "One to Another", "North Country Boy" and "How High" the group had their biggest UK hits to date. Tellin' Stories is an Album by the British band The Charlatans (known in the United States as The Charlatans UK released on April 21,
After releasing the career-spanning compilation Melting Pot the band's contract with Beggars Banquet was up, and they signed to Universal Records with Burgess stating that, although he and the band had enjoyed their time on the independent record label they had made next to no money in the eight years since their first release. Melting Pot is a greatest hits collection by the British band The Charlatans (known in the United States as The Charlatans UK Beggars Banquet is an English Independent record label that began as a chain of record shops owned by Martin Mills and Nick Austin, and is part of An independent record label (or indie record label) is a Record label operating without the funding of or outside the organizations of the Major record labels Relations with 'Beggars' remained strong however, and the band helped put together the DVD Just Lookin' 1990 - 1997 showcasing all their promo videos and a selection of live recordings from that era and b-sides collection Songs From The Other Side, both of which were released in 2002. DVD (also known as " Digital Versatile Disc " or " Digital Video Disc " - see Etymology)is A-side and B-side originally referred to the two sides of 7 inch Vinyl records on which singles were released beginning in the 1950s Songs from the Other Side is a Compilation album featuring selected B-sides released by the British band The Charlatans (known in the United
Us And Us Only saw the start of a new era for The Charlatans. Us and Us Only is an Album by the British band The Charlatans (known in the United States as The Charlatans UK released on October 18, Their first release for Universal saw new keyboard player Tony Rogers make his Charlatan's album debut (he had previously toured in support of Tellin' Stories and contributed to b-sides "Keep It to Yourself" and "Clean Up Kid" from the "How High" single) and the band took on a slightly country sound, heavily influenced by Burgess's love of Bob Dylan. Tellin' Stories is an Album by the British band The Charlatans (known in the United States as The Charlatans UK released on April 21, Country music is a blend of popular musical forms originally found in the Southern United States and the Appalachian Mountains. Bob Dylan (born Robert Zimmerman, May 24 1941 in Duluth, Minnesota) is an American singer-songwriter author poet and painter who has been a major The soul influenced Wonderland followed in 2001 before the more traditionally 'Charlatans' sounding Up At The Lake was released in 2004. Soul music is a Music genre that combines Rhythm and blues and Gospel music, originating in the United States. Up at the Lake is an Album by the British band The Charlatans (known in the United States as The Charlatans UK released on May 17,
The band released their ninth full-length album on April 10, 2006, their first for new label Sanctuary Records. Events 879 - Louis III becomes King of the Western Franks. 1407 - the lama Year 2006 ( MMVI) was a Common year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar. Sanctuary Records is a Record label based in the United Kingdom and a subsidiary of Universal Music Group. Titled Simpatico, the reggae and dub tinged album featured tracks like the fan favourite "NYC (There's No Need to Stop)", first single "Blackened Blue Eyes", and was produced by Jim Lowe. Simpatico is the ninth album by British band The Charlatans (known in the United States as The Charlatans UK released on April 17, Reggae is a Music genre first developed in Jamaica in the late 1960s Dub is a form of music which evolved from Reggae in the late 1960s "Blackened Blue Eyes" is the first single from the album Simpatico by British band The Charlatans Jim lowe is a British Record Producer Born 1971 London He has had success with Stereophonics including No  The single charted relatively well at number 28. The album charted quite well, in the top 10 in its first week, considering that it got no airplay and very little publicity. Soon after it dropped out of the charts.
Their follow-up to Simpatico is the career-spanning singles compilation entitled Forever: The Singles which was released on CD and DVD on November 13, 2006. Forever The Singles is a Greatest hits album featuring selected singles released by the British band The Charlatans (known in the United States as A Compact Disc (also known as a CD) is an Optical disc used to store digital data, originally developed for storing digital audio DVD (also known as " Digital Versatile Disc " or " Digital Video Disc " - see Etymology)is Events 1002 - English king Ethelred orders the killing of all Danes in England, known today as the St Year 2006 ( MMVI) was a Common year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar. It was preceded by the re-recorded (remixed by Youth) song "You're So Pretty We're So Pretty" which appeared originally on their 2001 album Wonderland. Martin Glover, also known as Youth, (born 27 December 1960) is an influential Record producer and a founding member and Bassist of The band seem in a good place now, happy with their level of success and keen to record their next album in 2007, as they told STV in this interview in November 2006. STV is the brand used by both ITV licensees in Northern and Central Scotland formerly known as Grampian TV (now legally STV North Ltd In an interview for their Simpatico album, the band mentioned lack of shower facilities and bad bus drivers as the worst aspects of touring. "[Bus drivers] get so bloody moody. They don't want you on the bus, yet you're paying them a fortune to drive you. They'd rather drive around the whole of the country with nobody in the back. " 
The band played a number of high-profile supporting gigs during the summer of 2007, including for The Who and The Rolling Stones, at venues including Wembley Stadium and Twickenham Stadium in London, as well as the Bingley Music Live event, Nass festival 2007, and at Delamere Forest in Cheshire. The Who are an English rock band formed in 1964. The primary lineup consisted of guitarist Pete Townshend Wembley Stadium is a Stadium in Wembley, located in the London Borough of Brent in London, England. Twickenham Stadium (usually known as just Twickenham or Twickers) is a Stadium located in Twickenham, in the London Borough of Richmond A recording of Live At Delamere Forest was released as a download only via the official website in five parts for a very limited time only. Live at Delamere Forest is a live Album by the British band The Charlatans (known in the United States as The Charlatans UK it is a limited edition
In an October 2007 issue of the NME, the band contributed the song Blank Heart, Blank Mind to the magazine's free 'Love Music, Hate Racism' compilation CD. The New Musical Express (better known as the NME) is a Popular music Magazine in the United Kingdom which has been Later the same month, the new single You Cross My Path was released as a free download exclusively through the XFM website. Xfm is a brand of Commercial radio stations focused on Alternative music, primarily indie, and owned by GCap Media in the United Kingdom On the 3rd March, 2008, The Charlatans teamed up with Xfm again to become the first UK band to release an album completely free to download via a radio station. Events 1284 - Statute of Rhuddlan incorporated the Principality of Wales into England 1575 - Indian 2008 ( MMVIII) is the current year in accordance with the Gregorian calendar, a Leap year that started on Tuesday of the Common This was preceded a week earlier by the second single from the album, Oh! Vanity. The album, titled You Cross My Path, is The Charlatans tenth studio album and is due for a physical CD/LP release on 19 May 2008 on the Cooking Vinyl label to coincide with a full UK tour. You Cross My Path is the tenth album by British band The Charlatans, released on March 3, 2008 as a free download from the XFM website Cooking Vinyl is a UK -based Independent record company, founded in 1986.