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Charlotte Yates Joins Songbroker

Songbroker is very pleased to welcome Charlotte Yates to the roster.

Charlotte is a singer/songwriter & recording artist based in Wellington, New Zealand.  Having released seven of her own solo albums, alongside extensive collaborative and compilation work,  her first album Queen Charlotte Sounds was released in 1991 and the single Red Letter was an APRA Silver Scroll finalist.

Yates studied Contemporary Music Technology and Composition at La Trobe University, Melbourne during 1995 and in Sydney, she recorded her second album The Desire and the Contempt which won the Singer-Songwriter category at the 1997 Wellington Music Awards. 

Charlotte released her third album Dead Fish Beach in 2001. and was the artist-in-residence at the Christchurch Arts Centre during April/May 2002 where she concentrated on songwriting and guitar performance. She toured extensively with fellow singer/songwriter, the late Mahinarangi Tocker. The live album of their concerts, Touring, was released in 2002. Her fourth solo album plainsong was released in 2003.

Commissioned by Toi Maori Aotearoa to produce Tuwhare, a compilation CD where NZ recording artists set poetry by Hone Tuwhare to their music, Tuwhare was released in 2005. Charlotte produced and directed the subsequent concert series at the Wellington Town Hall for the 2006 NZ International Festival of the Arts and the Auckland Festival, March 2007. Her fifth solo album Beggar's Choice was released 2008.

Charlotte directed and produced Ihimaera, a cd and concert series of lyrics by Witi Ihimaera set to music by top NZ recording artists for the Auckland Arts Festival, 2011. She also produced the documentary, Ihimaera, for Maori Television, 2011. She released her sixth album, Archipelago, co-produced with Gil Eva Craig for Universal Music in 2013. Charlotte directed and produced the Tuwhare Tenth Anniversary Concert presented by Toi Maori Aotearoa at the Opera House, Wellington, December 2016.

Charlotte launched her songwriting coaching service,, in June 2016. Her seventh studio album, Then the Stars Start Singing, was released July 2017, again co-produced with Gil Eva Craig. In December 2017, Charlotte was a finalist in the Arts Category of the Wellingtonian of the Year Awards. She has just performed as part of the Auckland Arts Festival's concerts, Love Me As I Am in March 2018.

We look forward to pitching Charlottes songs to Film and TV.

To listen to Charlotte Yates head to the Songbroker Search Engine

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