Credits include Saint Raymond, Gabrielle Aplin and Orla Gartland. I'm a Producer/Writer/Mixer working out of my East London studio. I’ve worked with several breakthrough artists over my 20 year career in the singer-songwriter/indie pop genres helping to focus their sound, and go on to achieve Major Label success both in the UK and internationally.
Charlie Westropp began his music life making earl gray and occasionally sound engineering, at Matrix Studios in London’s West End, before stints doing the same at the Strongrooms in Shoreditch and Sphere Studios, Battersea.
Having cut his teeth at those prestigious London Studios Charlie was now making the best tea in London, and his engineering was decent too, which led to his feeling that the time was right to take the plunge and set up solo, whilst continuing his musical education with a Masters at London College Of Music, where he met to-be-bandmate Owen Taylor. They formed 'The Operators' and were signed to B-Unique management in 2008.
Charlie continued to expand his horizons, in co-forming Electro – Grunge/Pop duo Bluebell with Annabel Jones, and also became a key member of Northern renaissance man, Rob Cowen’s band too.
Whilst being an active member of these bands, Charlie also co-wrote and produce tracks for some of the top young singer-songwriter talent the UK had to offer with artists like Saint Raymond, Gabrielle Aplin, Orla Gartland, Lauren Aquilina, Maisie Peters, Cameron Bloomfield, Ralfy, Nym, etc...
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97 Reviews - 20 Repeat ClientsEndorse Charlie Westropp
Fantastic job as usual! Very professional! Looking forward to next job with C. Westropp!
Charlie is a true professional with a great work rate. He really helped bring my project to life! I would highly recommend Charlie if you are looking for some top class production.
I am very happy to have an opportunity to collaborate with Charlie. Charlie is super professional, he made a sound according to references and made a lot of revisions accordant to my notes. Always in touch and listening. Grateful for the song ! <3
Quick finish, high quality work as usual
Charlie and his team did a great job mixing 2 tracks for me. Super communicative and easy to work with. Highly recommend them!
Charlie is a great dude.
He is loaded with great ideas. Listens to what you want and is determined to get the project there.
I will work with Charlie again.
charlie is a pleasure to work with.very happy with the songs i had done.would highly recommend
Charlie really helped to bring my idea to life and gave lots of creative input. Lovely guy too! Thanks!
Charlie's work ethic and willingness to provide sincere feedback and instruction were greatly appreciated. Providing Charlie with input and feedback was a seamless process. I look forward to working with Charlie soon!
Charlie may be the best out there. His execution is incredible. He went above and beyond on every note I had. I’m really excited about the finished product. Can’t wait for the world to hear!
Charlie has been an absolute delight to work with. His knowledge of production techniques is very commendable. While appreciating that his style of music and mine are quite different he was so good in adapting to my needs and providing me with valuable insight both in terms of production and in structuring the song. He was very professional and I would be definitely keen on working with him again.
Charlie was an absolute dream to work with. I didn't give him much direction, yet he was able to take my project to the next level. He was very prompt in all communication and in delivering the final project. I would definitely work with him again!
Charlie is so unbelievably talented and took my feedback so well. He infused so much of his own creativity into this song that it felt like a true collaboration!
If you want someone who can bring out the best in your song, go with Charlie. I actually had goosebumps listening to the results. Another one down, next one in the queue...
Charlie is hassle free and a pleasure to work with. Great turn around time. He took my prerecorded stem tracks and added very tasteful guitar, etc. He built the song up slowly and it is exactly what the song needed. My wife says he has a very good ear and his additions are very thoughtfully added. I will add vocals at home and send it back for harmonies and final mixing/mastering. I am considering doing my whole next album with him. Thanks Charlie. New proposal already sent for next 5 songs.
I've enjoyed working with Charlie. He is affordable and produce great work!!
Charlie was very professional, understanding and completed the project to a really high standard! Will definitely work with him again.
Great job! Always fun working with you Chuck!
very happy with the song charlie worked on for me.would highly recommend
I've worked with Charlie for nearly a year now. He is exceptionally good at understanding and extrapolating from you what you want from your song, your music inspiration and overall vision.
His communication and processes are clear and the end results are exceptional.
At first I was sceptical about finding the right producer. Having hired several and being left disappointed to say the least.
Charlie blew me away from the first song. Now I have completed more than 10 songs with him.
Interview with Charlie Westropp
Q: Which artist would you like to work with and why?
A: I love what Nigel Godrich did with Paul McCartney on 'Fine Line'. Taking those artists who have been there and done it, and bringing them back full-circle would be great. Elton John has such an extensive back-catalogue of such a high quality - would be great to revisit some of the 70's sounds/orchestration with an artist like that.
Q: What was your career path? How long have you been doing this?
A: I started off 15 years ago working as a tea boy in the Matrix, West End. I then moved on to Sphere in Battersea, and the Strongroom in Shoreditch, going it alone after that, whilst also doing a degree and Masters in Music Technology at London College of Music. I've been in a few bands (The Operators, Rob Cowen, Bluebell) but always found myself coming back to the studio environment where I've felt most comfortable.
Q: Can you share one music production tip?
A: It's all about the song!
Q: What type of music do you usually work on?
A: It varies massively. I've had most success with Indy/Pop, but I'm currently working on a Trap/Hip-Hop/Gospel crossover. I love working in different genres as it keeps things fresh and interesting, and there's always something I can bring to the table, and learn from the artists I work with too.
Q: What's your strongest skill?
A: In the main, Artists work with me more than once, which I take as something of a complement! Whilst I think this may be down to my technical ability, I also think that creating a comfortable environment in which to create is part of that too.
Q: What do you bring to a song?
A: Having worked across several different genres, the brief is always different, so it's very much about listening to the client and what they're trying to convey. I then help make that vision a reality. It's often about interpreting what the artist is feeling, and applying that in a more technical way to the song, whether writing, producing or mixing.
Q: What's your typical work process?
A: If I'm writing with an artist, we usually spend a day or 2 honing and tracking ideas. Taking the lead from the client, I'll then produce up the track(s) and submit a mix. The dialogue is always open with the artist, it's their song and I always want to do it justice.
Q: Tell us about your studio setup.
A: When I moved to East London a couple of years back, I set up my studio in my basement, but sound isolation was not ideal, so I moved into a purpose-built studio in my garden. I use my analog gear (Neumann Mic's, mind print and UA pre's) to get the best possible sound the my way in to my DAW of choice (Logic for writing, but I'm a big fan of Pro Tools and Ableton for other jobs). It's the perfect environment for tracking, producing and mixing.
Q: What other musicians or music production professionals inspire you?
A: Max Martin as a writer/producer - whether you like pop or not, his ability to move with the times is phenomenal!
Q: Describe the most common type of work you do for your clients.
A: Songwriting, production and mixing