Charley is a writer and touring musician based in Brooklyn, New York. Born in Los Angeles and raised in Northeastern Pennsylvania, Charley has bounced back and forth between Boston and New York City for the better part of ten years working as a performer, composer and freelance writer.
As a music journalist, Charley has written criticism and features for Aquarium Drunkard, Boston NPR affiliates WBUR and WGBH, Pitchfork, Reverb, ThrdCoast, Rocket Radio Music Network, Collective Arts Brewing, Sound of Boston, Deli Magazine, and others. He has also served as a contributing copywriter for iZotope, an Emmy award-winning music technology company based in Cambridge, Massachusetts. Charley has interviewed and profiled many leading innovators in contemporary music, a list that includes Dirty Projectors, M. Ward, Destroyer, Spoon, Emily King, Kevin Morby, Avey Tare, Tim Heidecker, Terri Lyne Carrington, Jah Wobble, Haley Fohr, and Clint Conley of Mission of Burma.
As a writing partner and bass player for two time Boston Music Award winning singer/songwriter Aubrey Haddard, Charley has traveled at length to bring Haddard’s music around the world. She has been lauded by Boston Public Radio as having a “nascent star power;” DigBoston has described her songs as “bursting with life.”