Unknown Brit Charlie Winston takes French music scene by storm

Tuesday July 28, 2009

The name Charlie Winston might not ring any bells on this side of the Channel just yet, but the British musician has become a sensation in France. 

After ten years busking around the UK, the 30-year-old moved to Paris and six months later was enjoying life at the top of the singles chart with Like A Hobo.

Hailed as "the best surprise" of 2009 by France's Rolling Stone magazine, Charlie's album, Hobo,  also reached the number one spot in France, picking him up a platinum disc for sales over 200,000.

With quirky songs with titles like My Life As A Duck, and his impressive showmanship - he moonwalks, body pops and beat boxes, the Suffolk-raised star has gone down a storm in France and is currently on a sell-out tour.

And British fans will have the chance to hear what all the fuss is about when Hobo is released in September.

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