Charlotte started out on classical guitar when she was 9, partly self taught and partly taught by her dad. When Laura joined the school folk group, Charlotte followed and picked up the mandolin, also self taught until she attended Matt Flinner’s mandolin course at Sore Fingers. Soon after, she started to flatpick the guitar. In the summer of 2008, she took up clawhammer banjo. In February 2012 Charlotte was awarded first place in the FOAOTMAD Old-Time Banjo and Old-Time Fiddle contests after having only taken up the fiddle seriously in September 2010.

Charlotte’s musical heroes are: Matt Flinner, Adam Steffey, Mike Marshall, Chris Thile, David Grier, Kenny Smith, Bryan Sutton, Adam Hurt, Tim O’Brien and Clyde Davenport.

Charlotte plays a custom Fylde Falstaff Guitar, a Krishot Telluride model mandolin, an unknown banjo which says "TR" on the headstock and endorses BlueChip Picks and K&K Pickups.

Have a look at Charlotte's website guitarmandolinbanjo.co.uk with free tabs, tunes and transcriptions to download.