April 27, 2017 |

Charlie Manning takes on the A-Z challenge!

Charlie Manning takes on the A-Z challenge!

April 27, 2017 |



Charlie Manning is a 19 year-old musician who has managed to create something pretty wonderful with emotion, melody and energy blended together to create some great alternative music! Charlie is set to release debut single Light Years In Moments on May 26th and ahead of the release, we asked him to take on our A-Z challenge!

A song that made you want to make music?

One song?! There’s a lot. Anything Michael Jackson, or Queen?

Best rider you ever had?

We haven’t actually had a proper rider yet, but when we do have one, for me it’s quite simple… JD, Coke, and Zara Larsson. Also, Chinese food.

Craziest thing you've experienced in the band?

Meeting Rou Reynolds of Enter Shikari before our gig at The Horn was pretty surreal. Or Sue’s (Andy’s mum) house party.

Deepest lyric one of your songs features?

Mentally abusing, consciously deluded, can’t you see that you’ve been running from the truth with nowhere to start.

Easiest song you wrote?

Maybe Avalanche, it’s kind of a story, so it was pretty nice to write. Or California, because it’s about my thirst for travel. I could think and talk about travelling all day every day, so I never ran out of ideas for that song.

Favourite song in your set?

Ughhhh… Light Years was first so it’ll always mean a lot. But we are really enjoying playing our more recent songs like Proximity, West Parade and Lost. But maybe it’s just the honey moon period haha!

Guest you'd most like to feature on your record?

Hayley Williams. Done. No one else gets a say.

Hardest thing about being in a band?

Getting everyone in the same room at the same time. We literally couldn’t have more different schedules if we tried.

Interesting fact about one of your members?

Adam nearly died driving a VW Polo to Mongolia somewhere in Kyrgyzstan.

Jokes you have in the band?

Oh there’s so many. Adam. Sometimes we feel sorry for him, but someone’s gotta take it.

  Key to writing a song?

Things like personal experiences, putting yourself in other people’s shoes and having amazing producers is a major win as well (brownie points). You’ve gotta be in the zone, you’ve gotta feel it. I don’t think you can sit down and say “right okay I’m gunna write a hit”.

Longest distance you've travelled to play a show?

Umm, as a band, it will either be Birmingham or Leicester? I played a pretty lit acoustic set in St. Ives once.