A Homecoming Gig for former Framlingham College student, Charlie Simpson
21st March 2012
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You may remember the name, Charlie Simpson, from the group, Busted, who rocked the pop world in the 90's.

Well, he's now a 'rock frontman' and a very credible singer-songwriter and is on the ever growing list of 'stars' who have emerged from Framlingham College!

Charlie, at the age of 26, has managed to take his 'pop pin up' fans with him on his journey over the last decade and has survived  the enormous changes and challenges which have caused so many others to fail in the music industry.  While he was stiil part of Busted he formed an alternative rock group called Fightstar and they have released three albums which have all been fairly successful.

So what now:

  • He is heading out on the second leg of a tour to promote his solo debut, Young Pilgrim, which reached the top five of the album charts last summer.
  • On March 25 he releases a new four-track EP including a re-recorded version of Farmer and His Gun, the original home recorded demo, Barricades Of Heaven (a Jackson Browne cover) and Lost.
  • It’ll be available as a digital download, CD and two 7in vinyls and will be accompanied by a video from acclaimed animation director Alice Dupre who’s previous work includes Scott Pilgrim vs The World and Nanny McPhee.

The tour starts at the Corn Exchange in Ipswich on March 21.This will be an extra special venue for Charlie as he was born in Ipswich and his parents live in Woodbridge.

Ed Sheeran, who grew up in Framlingham and has recently rocketed to fame, is a big fan of Charlie's band Fightstar. The two singers share a link through Framlingham where they both went to school – Ed Sheeran at Brandeston Hall School and Charlie Simpson at Framlingham College.

Charlie is now working on a film score for an independent Britsh movie called Everyone's Going to Die!

Not a bad career so far for a 26 year old!

If you would like to read a bit more about Charlie Simpson click here CoastalScene

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