Charlie Dore is an English singer-songwriter, composer, multi-instrumentalist, and actress.
Although best known as a singer-songwriter, Dore has a multi-faceted career that includes acting in film, TV and radio, comedy-improvisation and composition for film and TV.
he was spotted by Island Records and signed to a solo recording and publishing deal by Chris Blackwell in 1978, later that year being flown to Nashville, Tennessee to work with producer Audie Ashworth at his Crazy Mama’s studio.
Dore continued to work with Littman, her guitarist and co-writer and the first album, Where to Now, featured many favoured session musicians, including Charlie McCoy, Reggie Young, Sonny Curtis and David Briggs.
Island employed Joe Boyd to re-mix the album, but thought the album ‘too country’ and drafted in the British record producers Alan Tarney and Bruce Welch to re-record several tracks, including “Fear of Flying” and “Pilot of the Airwaves”.
The latter went on to become an enduring radio favourite, reaching No. 13 on the US Billboard Hot 100, earning Dore the Record World New Female Artist of the Year, an ASCAP award and charting in Canada, Australia and Europe. The single reached number 66 on the UK Singles Chart, and Dore left Island for a deal with Chrysalis Records.
Chrysalis teamed Dore with the record producer, Glyn Johns, but the company were not happy with the result, and Dore was flown to Los Angeles to re-record the entire album with producer Stewart Levine.
1. Pilot Of The Airwaves
3. Sad Old World
4. Where To Now
6. Fear Of Flying
7. Wise Owl
8. Hula Valley
9. Pickin Apples-O-Sweetheart