Charlie Cooper returns with soul jewel ‘Playhouse’

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? 

COOPER: Life

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.


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