The Handsome Charlies
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"Band Of the Month"

" Their musicianship and stage presence were impeccable; their show very quickly became one of my favorites of the year so far.  Simultaneously cutting edge and vintage, familiar sonic territory and unchartered melodies, they’ve won a loyal and loving audience over the past half year that bands who’ve been around far longer would be jealous of.
The future indeed looks bright for the Handsome Charlies."
   Victor Hell, Whoopsy! May 2005 - Whoopsy Magazine


"Dressed up in Sunday's Best"

The accents are real. Hailing from Australia, The Handsome Charlies bring a little trans-global flavor to their brand of mod indie rock. The band describes their music as happy brit-pop.
Dressed sharply these Charlies live up to their name.
One of the few bands in Austin that are definitely a “must see.”
- Melissa Johnson - San Marcos Daily Record


Discography

Off the Cuff EP (2004)
Gentlemen In Disguise (2005)

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Bio

Touring used to be about supporting a record.  The Handsome Charlies see the writing on the wall: perform a spectacular show or drown in the sea of MP3 madness. Touting accents, finespun looks, and high-powered stage presence the Charlies have blitzed their way into the collective heart of Austin, TX with an infectious blend of uber-pop sensibility (Pulp), shrewd songwriting (Ween), and post-millenium sound (Radiohead).

The Handsome Charlies hail from Sydney, Australia, where live rock typically ends with dance-floor mayhem, sweat, and fist fights. They recently relocated to fertile Austin, TX.

"The Handsome Charlies have a unique ability to turn a room full of hardened zombies into a dance maniac orgy of love,  drowning their audience one after the other with sweet waves of powersexrock."
– Daniel Perláky, Indierect Records

Within 8 weeks they sold out of 500 copies of initial release EP Off The Cuff and are currently in the final stages of their eagerly awaited first full length. Gentlemen in Disguise offers 12 tracks of knotty pop/rock melody, ranging from sardonic stomps to thrilling anthems.  Low on the schmultz but high on the hook best summarizes this release. With a history in Oz Rock, classical conducting and NYC jazz, the Charlies are influenced by an expanding and uncommon body of music. These disparate stimuli combined with personal, yet unassuming lyrics mark The Handsome Charlies’ distinctive sound.