"It was a cold, wet night but hard to find a seat last night when Carmel Charlton performed at the Troubadour in the Woy Woy. We knew she would be good, but still it was truly special to be able to experience a performer like her in person. What a beautiful voice. Clean, inventive, delicate guitar and a swag of amazing songs. Worth crossing the country for. How special was that?
Carmel knows how to work a hall and get an audience involved. We were singing, clapping, stomping on the floor and moving our hands in gestures to accompany her. And what a finale, with the beautiful gospel songs of Angels Watching Over Me and Swing Low Sweet Chariot entwined, with the audience singing like a well-rehearsed choir.
Carmel’s love for W.A. came out through the night as she transported her audience back across the continent. Singing about both the south and the north of the state, she told us of its history, of its place names, of its people and some of its larger than life personalities. She also sang about universal themes. One song that’s stuck in my mind is her own “Whispers on the Wind”, based on the final messages of love that passengers in the doomed planes of 9/11 sent their loved ones." Michael Fine, Troubadour .
"Her voice, versatility and banter with the audience and stories relating to the songs had me completely engaged – it flowed so effortlessly. I'll definitely be at her next show." Toni (Recording engineer) WA
Carmel weaves together songs, projected images, personal letters and maps to tell the story of the Light Horse at war in 1918. Audiences are shown the human experience of the 10th Light Horse Regiment and the Australian Mounted Division as the men rode and fought their way through Palestine to Damascus in what has become known as the Great Ride. Ideal for ANZAC DAY. Contact Carmel to present her 1 hour show at firstname.lastname@example.org