Introducing Charlie Rinks

Charlie Rinks is a London-born singer, pianist and violinist who performs an electrifying mix of jazz, blues, pop, soul and rock songs as a solo singer/pianist, as well as playing relaxing solo piano arrangements for background entertainment. She is a member of vintage girl group, ‘The Hummingbirds’, performing vocal harmony arrangements of classic 1940’s jazz songs for swing dances, vintage festivals, functions and events and performs as a violinist for session work and with string quartets and orchestras across the UK. Charlie has performed at venues including ‘Café De Paris’, ‘Madame Tussauds’, ‘Chinawhite’ and ‘The Bedford’ in London.

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Charlie’s performing credits include lead singer with international cabaret show, ‘The IT Girls’, and with girl bands, ‘The Hummingbirds’ and ‘The Sapphires’, whose single ‘Baby It’s You’ featured on a worldwide advertising campaign for Peroni beer.

She has performed internationally with function bands; ‘Blame It On the Boogie’, ‘A Girl Called Sue’ and ‘The Wildwind Allstars’ in venues in Greece, Morocco and the UK, and for numerous jazz and blues bands throughout the UK including her blues band ‘Blue Ray’. Charlie also released an EP and undertook a UK tour as an original singer/songwriter.

When she’s not writing, recording and performing, Charlie has taught music at ‘Chichester University’, ‘The Royal Military School of Music’ in London, ‘The Performance Preparation Academy’ and ‘The Academy of Contemporary Music’ in Guildford and loves to teach yoga, surf, windsurf and travel the world whenever she gets the chance!

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