Squire & Smith Bio's
Charlie and Tom first met in March 2016 after Charlie placed an advert looking for a guitarist in the music shop that Tom works at. They instantly hit it off and discovered that they both share a love of lots of similar music, and that they both studied at the same University in London. Since then they have moulded their own style and really enjoy making songs their own. They have gigged all around Essex at Wedding Parties, Pubs, Festivals, Restaurants and House Parties and are really looking forward to the summer.
Hi, I'm Charlie
Charlie has been singing for as long as she can remember. She was classically trained at the age of 12 and continued studying singing and music up until the age of 22 when she obtained a BMus Degree in Popular Music Performance at Vocal Tech in London.
When Charlie was 25 she was lucky enough to land her dream job, which allowed her to do the 2 things she loved the best… singing and travelling. She was flown to Egypt and Crete where she worked as one half of the ‘Resident duo’ in TUI’s Sensatori 5* hotels. Here she performed 6 days a week 2 or 3 times a day for many months and had the time of her life.
Since then she has performed and Recorded in many different Bands and Duo’s in and around the London and Essex area. She also enjoys writing lyrics, songwriting and collaborating with other artists.
Charlie’s musical influences include Musical theatre, Alanis Morrisette, Skunk Anansie, Eva Cassidy, Amy Winehouse and Janis Joplin. She also has a massive love of Led Zeppelin, The Beatles, The Blues brothers, Queen, Muse, Kings of Leon and Guns n Roses.
Hi, I'm Tom
Tom has been playing guitar since he was 13, and has successfully completed the Diploma course, and Bachelors Honours course, in popular music performance (specialising in guitar) at The Institute of Contemporary Music Performance in London.
Having played in various bands along the way including a jazz quartet and a line dance band, he now plays with a progressive metal band and an 80's rock covers band as well as Squire and Smith.
Tom is also a guitar teacher, both privately and at Allegro Music in Chelmsford.