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Charlotte Hatherley

On this day 20/06/1979: Charlotte Hatherley was born. She was born in West London. Her music career at the age 16. Whilst playing a gig with punk band Nightnurse, Tim Wheeler from the band Ash spotted her and recruited her. Her first gig was at Limelight, in Belfast, on 10 August 1997. Later in 1997 she featured on the recording of "A Life Less Ordinary" and a year later on the album "Nu-Clear Sounds". She would write a few of Ash's songs whilst she was with the band, including the song "Grey Will Fade". The title "Grey Will Fade" would be used on her debut solo album. She started work on the album whilst recording the album "Meltdown" with Ash, which would be her last album with the band. On 20 January 2006, it was announced that Hatherley would leave Ash. Initially it was widely believed to have been instigated by her new solo career, however it was revealed later she was asked to leave by the other three band members.
In 2007 she released her second solo album "The Deep Blue". That year she also opened for Blondie on their UK tour, played the guitar for Bryan Ferry and filled in on bass for the band Client.
In 2009 she joined Bat for Lashes as a member of their live band and released her third album called "New Worlds".
In 2010 she joined KT Tunstall's band on lead guitar.
In 2012 Charlotte began to perform under the name Sylver Tongue. Under the name she released a single and an ep called "Something Big". Sylver Tongue supported Bat for Lashes at the end of 2012.

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