came out in 2011 in Europe
slow boat to U.S.
nice variety of styles here
no sounds like for me
a couple I like but the clip is a borderline
1.6 from me and not yet rated by the pros at allmusic
from the album - Where Can I Buy Happiness?
released Jan 29th, 2013
Bio - from allmusic
Charlie Winston is a British singer/songwriter associated with Peter Gabriel's label, Real
World Records. He broke through to mainstream success in France in 2009 with the chart-topping
smash hit "Like a Hobo." Born in 1978 in Cornwall, he grew up in Bungay, Suffolk, where his
parents ran a hotel. He is the brother of Tom Baxter, a singer/songwriter popular in the United
Kingdom and Ireland. Winston made his full-length debut with the self-produced album Make Way
(2007) in association with Gabriel's Real World label. He toured with Gabriel as well. His
second album, Hobo (2009), was also released on Real World. Whereas Make Way failed to find a
mass audience, Hobo became a major commercial success in France, where it was released on the
label Atmosphériques. The album's lead single, "Like a Hobo," topped the French singles chart.
It also reached the Top Five in Belgium and the Top 30 in Switzerland. In support of the
breakthrough success of "Like a Hobo," Winston toured France. Toward the end of 2011 Winston
released his third album Running Still, which was well received in Europe, reaching the top 10
of the French charts. The track “She Went Quietly” from the record was used during the ending
of the mid-season finale in season eight of Grey’s Anatomy.
Album Review - from the guardian
Charlie Winston isn't the only compositeur anglais to have acquired a vociferous French
following, but he's the only one in recent times to have had a No 1 album there (2009's Hobo)
while remaining almost unknown in his home country. France has been captivated by the idea that
he's a rakish Anglo troubadour – acoustic guitar, jaunty hat, weatherbeaten voice – with a
streak of Gallic seen-it-allness (as made manifest by the line "I sit around drinking coffee
all day/ Nothing to do and a little to say" in Speak to Me). The romance of it all doesn't play
quite so well in Britain, but this album is still a palatable addition to the adult-
contemporary genre. While his default style is the wronged-Romeo acoustic melancholia of Hello
Alone, he's comfortable and convincing in other styles: Princely electro-funk (Until You're
Satisfied), beatboxing (Speak to Me) and Paul Youngish white soul (Where Can I Buy Happiness?).
All that's keeping him from UK success is the surfeit of similar songwriters, from Chris Rea to
his own better-established brother, Tom Baxter.
1. Hello Alone
2. Speak to Me
3. Where Can I Buy Happiness
4. The Great Conversation
5. She Went Quietly
6. Unlike Me
7. Until Youre Satisfied
8. Wild Ones
9. Making Yourself So Lonely
10. Rockin in the Suburbs
11. Summertime Here All Year
12. Lift Me Gently