Sun 25 Nov 2018

Charlie Coupland is a contemporary Ronnie Wood, and has spent a lifetime crafting songs and producing abstract and installation artwork. Charlie grew up on the River Thames outside London within 10 miles from his Stones contemporary and played his first gig at the local youth club as a fifteen year old, doing a shouty version ‘I wanna be your man’. Right from the start the authenticity of Blues music, and the work of Dylan, rooted itself deep in Charlie’s soul.

In his time in London Charlie shared a house with guests, clients and colleagues including George Martin, Elton John, Ravi Shankar, Ronnie Spector and Alice Cooper. During that time Charlie concentrated on songwriting and jamming with South African drummer and percussionist Billy ‘Knight’ Maslingo.

In early 2008 Charlie released a solo album and played gigs under the name Charlie Mikula. He continued writing songs and producing abstract and installation artwork.

He played at art events at the Argyll Studios in Port Melbourne and the Caravan Sculpture Studios in Richmond, Elwood RSL, and the Artery in Brunswick.

Early in 2017 Charlie began his collaboration with Andrew ‘Idge’ Hehir at Soundpark Studio in Northcote and ‘Drifters Highway’ began to take shape.

‘Drifters Highway’ brings together some of Melbourne’s most talented musicians as the Northside Pleasure Club. Songs of love, loss, lust and ambition echo the sonic palate of the Travelling Wilburys. The album strides fearlessly through rock, country and roots, and was mastered by Richard Stolz and Woodstock Studios.

Northside Pleasure Club is:

Charlie Coupland
Vocals, Guitar, Songwritting, and Production

With Special Guests
Andrew Hehir
Drums/ Production
Anthony Paine
Julitha Ryan
Nildo Orso
Pedal Steel

Drifters Highway is set to launch November 25th, 2:30 till 4:30pm, at SmartArtz, 2 Alfred Place, South Melbourne with a mixed visual art and musical experience, featuring Charlie’s artwork.

Free entry at the door!