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"American airplay for Charlotte"

Mackay teenage singer Charlotte Boumford's single Whenever You Want Me will hit American airwaves late nest month after she was contacted by a Hollywood record company.
Amanda Balmer
MACKAY'S young singer Charlotte Boumford is hoping that Hollywood will be bopping to her tunes when her single, Whenever You Want Me, hits American airwaves late next month.
The 16-year-old Whitsunday Anglican School student was recently contacted by the record industry in Hollywood, through her MySpace site, asking if they could use her single on a compilation album called Acoustika volume 18.
The album will go out in most of the major cities in America, including New York, San Francisco, Las Vegas and Los Angeles,
It will also go through 25 College radio stations as well as the coffee houses in Hollywood, including those on Sunset Boulevard.
Sitting on the front veranda of her family's Eimeo home, with the afternoon sun shinning on her golden hair, the Year 12 beauty admits she hasn't had much time to let it all sink in just yet, with her focus being the very important QCS examination.
“I am excited that people in America will have the opportunity to hear my music,” she said.
“It's not every day you have Hollywood ringing you up after seeing your MySpace site.
“To be honest it really hasn't sunk in yet, I have been very busy with my school work so I think it will hit me during the school holidays.
“It's a starting point and if it's meant to be then it's meant to be.”
Taking her stardom in her stride, Charlotte doesn't take all the credit as she claims she wouldn't be where she is today without her drummer Tom Lagan and her guitarist John Boumford.
“Tom is great, he has such a great personality and we have worked really well together,” she said.
Ms Boumford said the album would be available for purchase through one of America's largest record stores, Ameoba Record Store or through her MySpace site via a PayPal system in October.
Charlotte's MySpace site that started it all is

- Cait Bester | 28th August 2009


Whenever (You Want Me)
Down That Road

Footprints EP
Acoustika Volume 18



British-born Charlotte, now living in Mackay, Queensland, is recognised as an emerging artist with a promising future. Her music is a mix of original and cover tunes with a distinctly mellow jazz/soul feel acoustically delivered with delightful melodies. After her success at the Australia Day celebrations in 2008, supporting Deborah Conway, and the Food and Wine Festival in Mackay, Charlotte was awarded a $2,000 grant from the Regional Arts Development Fund. She used the grant to attend vocal master classes in Sydney with Kristin Berardi; 2006 winner of the Montreux Jazz Festival. As a result she was asked to perform at the Queensland Regional Awards Gala Dinner, and on Hamilton Island at ‘Marina Daze.

2009 has been a successful year, with Charlotte performing at a wide range of events in the region including; The Australia Day celebrations, RADF showcase, Steiner Gala Night, Youth Week celebrations in both Mackay and Sarina, (supporting Melbourne band Chasing Gravity), the animal bushfire appeal at the Conservatorium of Music, the Wintermoon Festival at Camerons pocket, the Mackay and Sarina 'Relay for life' events, the Mackay Sugar Festival, the Heritage Fair, the Mackay Show, the biggest morning tea ( cure for cancer)- including a live performance on seaFM Radio, the Queensland 150 shed celebrations, the Whitsunday Voices Festival, the Daffodil Ball ( at the MECC ), as a special guest at the "Stars of Country" mini Festival ( Mackay -Northern Beaches Bowls Club ), supporting Jake Nickolai, Sinead Burgess and Marcus Meier, The Calen Springfest and the Coal to Coast Festival.

In March, Charlotte released her debut original EP ‘Footprints’. The album has been showcased on ABC Local radio and in the local Daily Mercury Newspaper with her single " Whenever you want me" played on all the local stations. The album is available at "Leading Edge" music stores in Mackay.

Recently, a record studio in Hollywood (USA) - 272 RECORDS.COM - have contacted Charlotte and her single is to be included on a compilation album called "Acoustika" volume 18 for release in America in October and for sale thereafter. It will also be available to buy through her website next month.

Charlotte is currently working towards her second album and hopes to go back into the recording studios in Brisbane in early 2010. Following this she hopes to perform around Australia and Europe throughout 2010. Please check out future performances and information on her website :)