August 29th, 2023 9pm   Stage 1



Charlie front man and songwriter for Rollingexile began his musical journey in Dublin in the late seventies. Dublin was going through a musical revolution at the start of 1977, similar to what was going on in London at the time.
Charlie played drums with several bands in Dublin, including The School Kids & the legendary Berlin.
During an Irish Co Headline Tour U2. - Berlin in 1979 , Charlie deputised for Larry Mullins, playing several gigs with U2. It was an exciting time for Irish rock musicians.

Charlie appears in several published books covering that period of Irish Rock including “Where The Streets Have Two Names” by renowned U2 photographer Patrick Brocklebank.

Extract from “Irish Rock” “The late ‘70s saw the height of the punk rock movement. Irish bands such as Dublin’s The Radiators From Space, The Boomtown Rats, Berlin, The Blades and The Vipers were in the midst of the new genre...”

After the break up of Berlin in 1981, Charlie moved to London. During this time, his friend Matthew Ashman, from Adam & The Ants / Bow Wow Wow, encouraged him into the studio and produced & played guitar on his first self-composed recording “Move On”

Having taken a break from the music business, Charlie returned to performing after an Invitation from Garry Roberts to support The Boomtown Rats (Roberts & Crowe)
on their European Tour, during the tour he played across Germany +The Netherlands to appreciative audiences.

Returning to London after the tour he started writing new material & performing solo gigs around the UK.

The first album EXILE Recorded in London & Dublin (released in 2013) featured several guest musicians, including on guitar, Garry Roberts from The Boomtown Rats.
Intending to create a solo acoustic album he returned to the studio, but it soon became clear that the songs naturally suited a bigger sound , so with a UK & follow up US tour being imminent Charlie formed Rollingexile to take the album on the road.

Three albums later 2017- 2019 saw Rollingexile complete several sucessful
European tours promoting
2017 “Hardline Album”
2018 “Reflection” EP
2019 “Shadow Hero Album” 2019
The latest album 2023 “Weather Change“ is being toured
throughout 2023 across Europe & the USA