Charlie looks forward to life on the road

Charlie Landsborough
Charlie Landsborough

Veteran singer songwriter Charlie Landsborough is back on the road this autumn performing a series of UK dates.

The musical maestro will be dipping into his extensive back catalogue when he takes to the stage at the Embassy Theatre, Skegness next month.

Charlie’s songs are drawn from personal experience, growing up in Birkenhead in a large but poor family, joining the army, teaching at schools and playing music in the evenings.

It wasn’t until he hit 50 that he had his first big hit ‘What Colour Is The Wind’ a song inspired by a question from a small blind child.

Now Charlie is looking forward to returning to Lincolnshire, which holds some affectionate musical memories.

“I remember playing in Wrangle and various other little clubs around Lincolnshire,” he explained. “I used to dive there and back on my own. All that east side of the country been very good for my type of music.

“I look forward appearing in Skegness, I have been going there for years it is a lovely theatre with nice staff and facilities.”

“We will do the songs that people know us for, intersperse those with covers and resurrect some old numbers not done for a long time.”

Life on the road is not lonely for Charlie, who tours the country in a motorhome with wife Thelma and son Jamie.

He said: “We travel together and have some wonderful experiences along the way. Touring is fabulous because you meet great people from all walks of life and see so much of the country. If we have a day off we park the motor home up and visit places we would never see otherwise.”

“Jamie is a fine singer and songwriter in his own right. I have three sons, two of them gifted musically - both are good guitar players but are more into rock and blues.”

With a varied life spent in a series of odd jobs, serving in the army and a 15 year teaching career, Charlie is never short of a tale or two to entertain the audience. And the next chapter in his musical career is being written with a new album due for release in March.

Charlie said: “I have done variety of jobs and am old enough to have had a lot of experiences, been a teacher, in the army and worked on the railway, but the common thread was the music.

He added: “There is a rough version of the new album that has been put together. My producer has been ploughing through potential songs and we pick out what we think will be a nice mixture.”

An Evening with Charlie Landsborough is at The Embassy Theatre, Skegness on Thursday, October 15. Tickets £20, children £10, are available on 01507 613100 or online at www.embassytheatre.co.uk