Charlotte Yates

Songwriter, recording artist, coach. I'd love to help you write the best songs you possibly can, songs that grab people by the throat or the heart, or at the very least by the ear!

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About Charlotte

Charlotte Yates is a New Zealand independent singer/songwriter & recording artist. She's released seven solo albums, including 1991's Queen Charlotte Sounds, which features the APRA Silver Scroll finalist single, "Red Letter." She's contributed to a growing catalogue of 14 compilations and performs extensively throughout Australasia. Charlotte studied Contemporary Music Technology and Composition at La Trobe University in Melbourne, and Commercial Songwriting through Berklee College of Music, in the US.

Charlotte has also composed for short film, web A/V projects, and television. She's produced several successful album-concert series of poetry set to music for noted NZ writers James K Baxter, Hone Tuwhare, and Witi Ihimaera, with her current project Mansfield, a compilation of Katherine Mansfield's poetry set to music released February 2020, with live shows re-set for June 2021.

Charlotte's songwriting coaching service, Song Doctor, was launched in 2016 and she has presented numerous workshops, seminars and retreats as well coaching an online clientele. She is a frequent contributor to Soundfly's blog, Flypaper. Read her articles here.