Charlie Mayfair

Charlie Mayfair

 Brisbane, Queensland, AUS
BandPopAdult Contemporary

Charlie Mayfair are a five-piece from Brisbane, Australia who play folk-fired honest music and want to share it with the world.

Biography

Comprised of five very distinct musical personalities, Charlie Mayfair have had a lot of time to think since their 2010 debut EP release Watch My Hands. After achieving a myriad of successes over the last two years, the group have drawn from their individual styles and strengths and re-created their identity as a vocal-driven folk band. Steadily evolving through continuous touring, writing and sonic experimentation, they are now ready to establish themselves as a fresh and powerful creative force on their new EP Fall In Time.

Charlie Mayfair were quick to garner support in their hometown after first emerging on Brisbane’s musical landscape in early 2010. The band flaunted a penchant for rich, folk-driven harmonies linked by the shared lead-vocals of Hannah Shepherd and Dave Di Marco. A mere four months after inception, they released their debut EP Watch My Hands in April to a sold-out crowd at one of Brisbane’s most iconic venues, The Zoo.

Before a debut tour had been booked, Charlie Mayfair had already started to re-orchestrate a more intricate live show. The delicate, acoustic touches of their debut release were soon fortified with the addition of heavier electric guitars, sprawling percussion arrangements and an ever-increasing sense of maturity to their sound.

Eager to convert a fan base across the nation, the band toured exceptionally hard after the release of their debut record. Word of their impassioned and captivating live show spread throughout the country leading to performances supporting The Panics, Emma Louise, Ball Park Music, Owl Eyes, Husky, Old Man River and a swell of acts at the Sunset Sounds and Woodford Festivals in 2011.

The culmination of Charlie Mayfair’s musical maturation over the last eighteen months has materialized in their forthcoming EP Fall In Time. Fuelled by the constant expansion of their live show, the band sought a darker and more ambitious sound for its second record and was led into the capable hands of Brisbane-based producer Matt Redlich (Ball Park Music, Hungry Kids of Hungary, Emma Louise).

Having drawn influence from expansive live acts such as The National, Feist and Bon Iver – Charlie Mayfair have created an EP full of intricately woven arrangements that still showcase their inherent passion for folk-inspired storytelling. After tinkering with Hammond organs, a Korg MS20 synthesizer, vintage Newmann microphones and analogue tape, the band have crafted a bold new sound under Redlich’s direction that simultaneously melds broad instrumental and vocal orchestrations with powerful melodic motives.

After releasing a first glimpse of the EP in mid-2011 with ‘Tell Her’, Charlie Mayfair have delivered a commanding new single in ‘Waste Me’ – filled with frantic percussive elements, grandiose guitar work and the unnerving female vocals of co-lead singer Hannah Shepherd.

After patiently taking their time to create Fall In Time – Charlie Mayfair’s strongest creative statement yet - the band is once again ready to be in full flight, set to take their impassioned musical wares to the nation.

‘Waste Me’ Single – out now
Fall In Time EP – available in-stores and via iTunes, Friday June 8

KEY TRACKS: 1. Waste Me / 3. Tell Her

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For Publicity enquiries: please contact Mucho-Bravado on +61 (0)7 3878 5401 or nat@mucho-bravado.com

For Booking enquiries: please contact Matt Corry on + 61(0)2 9331 5888 or mattc@theharbouragency.com

For Management enquiries: please contact Hannah (+61 407 083 123)

For all other enquiries: please contact the band at info@charliemayfair.com

Lyrics

If I Fell Down

Written By: Charlie Mayfair

If I Fell Down

If I fell down from this cloud,
would you catch me?
Would you catch me?

And if I fell down on my knees,
if I fell down on my knees
would you stay?

So this is it, kid
Lips upon lips
Skin upon skin

How did I get so high?
Baby, watch me hit this low
How did I get so high?
Baby, watch me hit this low

And if I fell down from this cloud,
would you catch me?
Would you catch me?

And if I fell down on my knees,
if I fell down on my knees
would you stay?

Unsteady on my feet
Time and space is underneath
Heart and soul is in between

How did I get so high?
Baby, watch me hit this low

And if I fell down from this cloud,
would you catch me?
Would you catch me?

And if I fell down on my knees,
if I fell down on my knees
would you stay?

Run

Written By: Charlie Mayfair

Run

It doesn't matter which road you take
as long as a decision's been made
so turn those legs into a run
and we won't stop 'til the morning sun

Cut the strings that hold you down
Pull you up from the ground
We'll take the wine (we'll take the wine)
and all your clothes

And baby, run
Baby, run
Baby, run

Let's be trouble (let's make trouble)
Let's make mischief for ourselves
Let's be honest (oh be honest)
We don't need anybody else

This city's asleep now,
this town is cold
They'll never find us

So baby, run
Baby, run
Baby, run

It doesn't matter which road we take,
as long as a decision's been made

Waste Me

Written By: Charlie Mayfair

Love me no more (x12)

Waste me, go on home, I'll be there soon
Taste my love, ache me long
Break me with your pride
You never wanted to hold me without lies

You take me home and drain my love until the morning comes

The silence will break your heart

Forget us, help yourself to what you need
Take what you see, it hurts to breathe
Touch her, how feel?
Sleep in an empty bed and tell me that you don't want me

You take me home and drain my love until the morning comes

The silence will break your heart

Love me no more (x8)

You take me home and drain my love until the morning comes

The silence will break your heart (x4)

Discography

'Run' Single - January 2010
'Watch My Hands' Debut EP - April 2010
'If I Fell Down' Single - October 2010
'Tell Her' Single - July 2011