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About Charles Foskett

Charles is an immensely talented, very active and inspirational veteran record producer. He is an intuitive musical director, arranger and composer who will always succeed in lifting the creative game plan of the artist he is developing and helps to broaden the scope of the client’s marketplace. Charles’ wealth of experience comes from having worked in many areas of the music industry - As a “hands-on” record producer he has worked in multiple genres of music with a host of different artists throughout his career including two Beatles and a Rolling Stone, Charles was responsible for putting together THE ANTI HEROIN PROJECT, a Band Aid for the anti drug campaign, which not only resulted in a double album entitled "Its a Live in World" but also the offer of a top position at the home office in London, working as David Mellor's right hand man. Charles declined the offer with preferences to pop music over politics! The album, which featured a huge number of famous names from the world of rock and pop, consisted of thirty tracks, twelve of which Charles wrote and co-wrote and fifteen of which he produced. The album was released by EMI and Charles was responsible not only for the original idea, the writing and production, but also for bringing together hundreds of big names for a worthy cause. Charles Foskett is a full Member of "The Music Producers Guild" (MPG) Charles Foskett is a member of "The Music Managers Forum" (MMF). In 1959 Charles Foskett was also awarded a swimming certificate for 25 yards of the breast stroke. Charles is a mine of creative talent. He is an artist and visualist working mainly in oil paint, and one of his works was accepted for the Summer Exhibition at the Royal Academy. Charles is married to singer songwriter Lauren Field www.laurenfield.com and father of their two children Gabriel and India Foskett.

38 Bramley Hill.

After some months of working all hours to accumulate some dosh in our coffers, Maggie and I packed the band van with everything that we owned and set off south to base ourselves in Croydon. On route we picked up Andy’s things who was to follow on a few weeks later. Maggie had arranged with […]

Not all smiles

My initial feeling about co-habiting with a famous film star was one of complete chuffedness. I’d been dumped on from a great height by Maggie, spent three months sleeping on the floor in an empty room above the local fast food joint ‘The Crazy H Diner’, and had my early morning wash in the Gents’ […]

Kathmandu

Chuzzer Miles had lived in Kathmandu some ten years before, and was planning a return visit. I had mentioned that I had always wanted to visit India and sit at the feet of some guru for a while, generally getting cosmic in the east. I always imagined that living in the foothills of the Himalayas, […]

Chiswick

After returning to Holland Park from Nepal in the autumn of 1984 it had taken me a couple of weeks to re-adjust to even drinking tap water straight from the tap without boiling it and dissolving water purifying tablets in it first – The double glazing, the television, telephones, reliable electrical mains boxes and a […]

The anti-heroin project

After a year or so of following the musical briefs of twenty million west end marketing guys on cocaine, I longed to make pop records or just work on a rock band project – something that was real! I received a call from old girlfriend Maggie Luckley saying that ‘Frankie Goes to Hollywood’ were rehearsing […]

From Elvis to Ringo

Elvis Costello, or should I have called him Declan (McManus) – it feels a bit odd calling anyone “Elvis” – seemed not half as bad and aggressive as all the Olympic studio engineers had warned. Bobby Tench one time singer with The Jeff Beck band and guitarist with Alan Price, had stood there with a […]

Abbey Road Mega Sessions

I didn’t know it but I was about to co-produced tracks with Paul and Linda McCartney, write songs for Kim Wilde, Bonnie Tyler, Elkie Brooks, Fish from Marillion and produce Elvis Costello and Loudon Wainright.
Artists just kept on coming my way and I somehow managed to stay on my feet and remain compos mentis even […]

Back to Basics

Charles cements his relationship with very gifted singer and songwriter Lauren Field. They go back to live work playing venues throughout England and Europe. Artists and audiences alike will enjoy his hilarious anecdotes concerning the joys of performing in both the most prestigious of concert halls to smelliest of pubs that resemble the world’s worst […]