Charlotte Hatherley | Guitar Tutor | ICMP London

Charlotte is a singer, guitarist, keyboardist and film/theatre composer who came to prominence as guitarist for alternative rock band Ash. Since leaving Ash in 2006, she has been an eclectic and acclaimed solo artist.

As a touring musician, she has performed extensively with artists including Bryan Ferry, Bat For Lashes, KT Tunstall and Birdy. Most recently Charlotte has toured as musical director for critically renowned South African artist Nakhane.

In 2019, she joined ICMP, bringing in her arrangement and performance expertise. Charlotte currently leads our Cert HE Popular Music Performance course.

Charlotte wrote the score for director Gavin Rothery's 2014 sci-fi short film The Last Man, performing it at the British Film Institute as part of their major three-month focus on sci-fi on screen, ‘Days of Fear and Wonder’. In 2019, she composed an emotional score for the documentary film Imogen. The soundtrack was released in May 2020. She has recently provided guitars for the Hollywood film Gunpowder Milkshake, due for release in 2021.

As a recording session musician, Charlotte has played on KT Tunstall’s records KIN (2016) and WAX (2018). In 2020/2021 she was a session guitarist for Imelda May’s new album ’11 Past The Hour’. 

The record also includes features by Ronnie Wood, Noel Gallagher, and Alex Thomas. Charlotte commented on her Instagram page:

I found myself in a studio playing live bass with living legend Ronnie Wood and drummer extraordinaire Alex Thomas - a day to remember! Noel Gallagher sings on it too...!

Read our fascinating interview with Charlotte where she talks us through her career.

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