Charlotte Littlehales is a songwriter, vocalist, arranger, teacher and multi-instrumentalist performer known for blending Americana and indie rock vibes with haunting folk melodies and jazz phrasing.
Born and raised in Silver Spring, Maryland, Charlotte began writing songs at the age of 15 and quickly put together her first band in high school. She earned a Bachelor of Music degree from the University of the Arts in Philadelphia, where she studied vocal jazz performance. While in Philadelphia, Charlotte had the good fortune of working with a handful of the most creative musicians in the original music scene. In 2011 she moved to Southern California with her husband Phil Pardell (JB and the Movers, The Tommy Mitchell Show, Cassie B Project), a fellow musician and her partner in crime.
In addition to writing and performing her own original music, Charlotte scored the independent film King (2012), co-wrote and co-produced Louisville, KY based musician Carly Johnson’s debut album (due out 2018), and regularly collaborates with musicians near and far. Along with her husband, she also owns and operates Little Dell Music Studio, a private lesson studio for children and adults.
Charlotte currently performs locally solo, as part of a duo with North San Diego County-based guitarist Jeff Starkey, as a back-up singer and keyboardist with the Cassie B Project, and as the lead vocalist and keyboardist in the BoomTown Stingers, a local 4-piece that plays soulful covers all over the San Diego area.
Local venues Charlotte has played at include: Backyard Kitchen and Tap Pacific Beach / Cougar Winery Temecula / Fallbrook Winery Fallbrook / Grand Tradition Estate and Gardens Fallbrook / Hennessey’s Tavern Carlsbad / Hollywood Casino Jamul-San Diego Jamul / Lucy’s Tavern Ocean Beach / Nason’s Beer Hall San Diego / Pala Mesa Resort – Aquaterra Restaurant Fallbrook / Peltzer Winery Temecula / The Coyote Bar & Grill Carlsbad / The Roxy Encinitas Encinitas / The San Diego Zoo Safari Park Escondido / The San Diego Zoo San Diego / The Tipsy Crow San Diego / Tin Roof San Diego San Diego / Valley Fort Village Shops & Market Fallbrook / Viejas Casino & Resort Alpine / Vin de Syrah San Diego / Vista Valley Country Club Vista