Newspaper article Manchester Evening News

Made in Manchester

Newspaper article Manchester Evening News

Made in Manchester

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WHO IS SHE? Hailing from Macclesfield, Charli White is the latest starlet to graduate from Manchester's fertile open mic scene. Of course, if you've had the pleasure of seeing her live in recent months, you'll heartily concur that White's big breakthrough was only a matter of time.

Having started out as an acoustic, more folk-pop influenced solo artist, White has now recruited three new band members and developed a sound which feels more appropriate for massive theatre venues than cosy open mic sessions.

White agrees: "I feel like my sound has definitely progressed over the past few years, moving from more stylistic singer-songwriter to slightly more alternative sounding, with hints of blues influence."

Her recent debut single, Sanctuary, is a wonderful demonstration of White's more expansive sound, a beautifully emotive rock ballad which finds that perfect sweet spot between sweepingly anthemic and intimate confessional. …

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