Hailing from Manchester, Charlie Cooper is one of Britain’s funk and soul best talents. With a long history of live performances, she’s now returning on the scene with a catchy Motown-inspired called ‘Playhouse’, accompanied by a masterful live video. We tried to find out more about Cooper’s artistry and future outlook. Interview below!
YMX: Hey Charlie, how is it going? some of our readers might not be familiar with your project, how would you describe yourself, in a few words?
COOPER: Silly, thoughtful and loving.
YMX: Your current work is the result of a long journey; What first drew you to making music?
COOPER: My Dad used to sing and play piano so we were always singing and playing music around the house when I was growing up.
YMX: What would be your dream collaboration?
COOPER: Jack White
YMX: You recently released a catchy, pop track: ‘Playhouse’. Can you tell us how that project came about?
COOPER: It was actually a job for a company that wanted to film a live band. We ended up using one of my songs and then got a video from it.
YMX: What inspires your songwriting work?
YMX: We are all missing live music at the moment. Once on the other side, which music venue would you choose for your first gig?
COOPER: Anywhere would be good!
YMX: What’s your band strategy in terms of music promotion? Direct-2-fans or via the “big dogs”?
COOPER: Ha! No plan. Working it out as I go along.
YMX: Finally, what are your plans for the future?
COOPER: I’ll just keep writing and creating. Try and keep it fun.