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BIO

"An echo leaves behind the voices in the background, your inner critic, judgements and only carries the loudest parts of you." - ECHLO

ECHLO, the echo and alias side project of Chloe Charles - the Award-winning orchestral electro soul singer who has been lauded by the widest possible range of media including Noisey Billboard CBC q Rolling Stone Now Magazine and The Times (UK)  for her musical adventurousness, and adored for "weaving the same sort of genre-oblivious musical magic that had people fawning breathlessly over Leslie Feist" by the Toronto Star - releases her debut Echolocation album.

ECHLO is the echo of Chloe Charles' past, looking to start over, only keeping the echoes of the lessons learned and leaving the pain and mistakes behind. The uncompromising tenacity of her work is informed by her Trini-Canadian background, being a black female in Toronto's music scene which is essentially a boy's club, fighting to be heard.  

Naked and daring, ECHLO places a new focus on intent, imbuing subversive social critique into her compelling modern pop gleaning from R&B and electronic explorations. On the transition, Charles divulges, "Much like an echo the delay after the direct sound, this is the embodiment of who I am and it took a long time to get there." The haunt that remains of her echo is the most genuine form of expression, darker and truer.

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ECHOLOCATION ALBUM, KOWLOON RECORDS, 2018

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VIDEOS

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Highlights as ECHLO

- ECHOLOCATION (first album under new project name) released Dec 14th 2018
- Head High charted #1 on CBC Radio (Week of Dec 10th)
- Head High on Spotify Outliers playlist for 5 weeks consecutively, Heart of a Man & Beautifully Cruel on Spotify Outliers playlist
- Head High on Spotify New Music Friday playlist
- Beautifully Cruel on CBC radio main rotation
- Got Me Drinking placed on CBS Television‘s series “Charmed”
- Festivals played - Montreal Jazz Festival (CA), Pop Montreal (CA)

HIGHLIGHTS as CHLOE CHARLES

- Released 2 albums and 1 EP - With Blindfolds On 2015, Break The Balance 2012, Little Green Bud 2010
- “Smiling“ reached TOP 20 for 5 consecutive weeks on Canadas National Radio, Canadian Broadcasting Corperation (CBC)
- Smiling top charting position on CBC Radio #9
- 2016 Winner of Victor Martyn Lynch-Staunton Prize for Artistic Excellence presented by the prestigious Canada Arts Council
- “With Blindfolds On“ on Long List for Polaris Prize (Canada)
- Noisey/ Vice Feature
- Stern.de Exclusive Video Premiere for Black & White
- 2015 Grand Prize Winner of the John Lennon Songwriting Competition in Pop for “ Black & White“ (International)
- 2015 Lennon Award for “ Black & White“ (International)
- 2014 SiriusXM Winner - Best Soul/ R&B Artist of the Year (Canada)
- Festivals played - Toronto Jazz Festival (CA), Womad (UK), Love Supreme (UK), London Jazz (UK) North Sea Jazz (UK), Women of the World (NL), Commonwealth Games (UK), Hillside (CA), SXSW (USA), CMW (CA), NXNE (CA), Crossing Boarders (NL), So Whats Next (NL), Jazzahead! (DE), Reeperbahn (DE) and many more.
- Toured Canada, USA, Germany, Switzerland, France, The Netherlands, Austria, Czech Republic, England, Ireland, Scotland, Italy, numerous times
- Opened for Anna Calvi (2014, NL)
- Opened for Sugarman tour, Sixto Rodriguez (2014, UK)
- Opened for Naturally 7 tour (2014, UK)
- “Fans“ placed in Toronto International Film Festival premiere Picture Day.
- Winner of Soundclash Awards for excellence in genre breaking music (2012, CA)


PRESS

Interview with Tom Power on CBCs Q

Watch CBC NEWS exposé on ECHLO

“She’s bolder and louder, unleashing the full range of her voice and style, which shifts from orchestral pop to R&B and jazz, colouring tracks in fresh ways that Charles never did before, or never gave herself permission to do.” - NOW TORONTO

“wonderfully uplifting neo-soul swoon, with hints of Lana Del Rey” - Mystic Sons

“Echlo’s expressive, and adaptable vocals are the focal point” - Take Effective Reviews


“hauntingly beautiful” - York Calling


“On this record, she fully displays her expressive vocals over a genre-bending soundscape that exudes an ultra-surreal vibe that is just too dynamic to be boxed in.” - Earmilk

“‘Got Me Drinking’ is a fiery pop-rock song about the tumult and torture of dating in the modern age” - Indie Current

“Breaking free of the past, ECHLO (Charles’ new persona) takes more liberties in its unflinching storytelling and sidestepping sonic signifiers tying it to any particular genre. Reflecting the concerns of her generation, there is a defiant rejection society's systematic conventions, offering a sharp critique of the accepted political, social, and economic principles that hold us captive.” - Cash Box Canada


“Beautifully Cruel” allows Echlo’s powerful vocals to be showcased as she sings over a lovely tune.” - Aipate

“On this record, she fully displays her expressive vocals over a genre-bending soundscape that exudes an ultra-surreal vibe that is just too dynamic to be boxed in.” - Earmilk

“‘Got Me Drinking’ is a fiery pop-rock song about the tumult and torture of dating in the modern age” - Indie Current

“Breaking free of the past, ECHLO (Charles’ new persona) takes more liberties in its unflinching storytelling and sidestepping sonic signifiers tying it to any particular genre. Reflecting the concerns of her generation, there is a defiant rejection society's systematic conventions, offering a sharp critique of the accepted political, social, and economic principles that hold us captive.” - Cash Box Canada

“Beautifully Cruel” allows Echlo’s powerful vocals to be showcased as she sings over a lovely tune.” - Aipate

* To read Chloe Charles Press click below:


ECHLO LIVE PERFORMANCES

*ECHLO has performed live upwards of a thousand times as Chloe Charles at venues such as The Apollo (London), North Sea Jazz Festival (Rotterdam), Royal Albert Hall (London), Paradiso (Amsterdam), Duc Du Lombards (Paris), and many more. Her career took her mostly across Europe. Now ECHLO is trying to establish her career here in Canada.*

Jul 12-14- Hillside Festival, Guelph (Upcoming 2019)
July 5-7 - Northern Lights Boreal Festival, Sudbury (Upcoming 2019)
Apr 16th - Soundstreams presents “Seven Deadly Sins”, Isabel Bader Theatre, Kingston
Apr 11th - Soundstreams presents “Seven Deadly Sins”, The Great Hall, Toronto
Apr 10th - Soundstreams presents “Seven Deadly Sins”, The Great Hall, Toronto
Apr 9th - Soundstreams presents “Seven Deadly Sins”, The Great Hall, Toronto
Feb 9th - The Armoury presents “Love Deeply”, Dead Beat Studio, Toronto
Dec 27th - New Noise Festival, Rivoli, Toronto
Dec 14th - Album Release & Art Exhibition Party, Super Wonder Gallery, Toronto
Jul 6th - TD Union Festival, Toronto
Jun 30th - Montreal Jazz Festival, Montreal (2 Concerts)


OTHER ARTISTIC ENDEAVOURS

While writing ECHOLOCATION, Chloe simultaneously began her compilation of short stories entitled “Bandaid Boys: The Evolution of a Woman Through Her Relationships With Men” (password: bandaidboys) that often provides deeper understanding into her lyrics.

And lastly, her visual arts career has begun to blossom as Chloe tries to intertwine all facets of her artistic forms of expression.


CONTACT

MANAGEMENT@ECHLOMUSIC.COM