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Album review: Hobo by Charlie Winston

PUBLISHED: 17:00 10 October 2009 | UPDATED: 15:01 05 October 2010

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CHARLIE Winston s album Hobo finally sees the light of day at the end of the month. With a huge reputation on the continent, particularly in France where the album has already topped the charts, he has a quirky, oddball sense of humour. Winston studied mu

CHARLIE Winston's album Hobo finally sees the light of day at the end of the month.

With a huge reputation on the continent, particularly in France where the album has already topped the charts, he has a quirky, oddball sense of humour.

Winston studied music at Brunel University and travelled Europe playing to anyone and everyone during 2006.

His signature tune Like A Hobo was written before that trip and on the back of his continual performance it became a French number one hit.

It shows how far the UK is behind the rest of Europe in appreciating his talents that the single won't be out here until January.

The down and out theme runs through his album. 'Mother, I've got to get out of here so I can save our family from this poverty', he sings on the opener In Your Hands

My Life As A Duck - 'All my life I have tried to hide the animal in me' - is a highlight with a Tom Waits mindset.

*Hobo is released on October 26 on Real World Records

*Charlie Winston plays the O2 Academy in Islington on Thursday October 29

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