Charly is a multi-faceted artist, holding her own as vocalist, keyboard player, songwriter and bandleader. She is the sole composer and lyricist of all 12 songs on her debut CD, HEART's DESIRE and also co-produced the album. Songs from the CD have received radio airplay on over 200 stations across the U.S. and overseas.
Unaffected and easy to listen to, yet passionate and convincing, Charly's style is melodic, hooky and decidedly country, with influences of rock, blues and R&B readily detectible. Her songs reflect the realities of city life, while maintaining a country sensibility. Often social-themed, always matter-of-fact, Charly's songs allow the listener to draw his/her own conclusions.
The songs are primarily upbeat and have a refreshing diversity from one song to the next. Styles range from the bluegrass-with-a-modern-edge title cut, "Heart's Desire"; to the bluesy, R&B flavored ballad, "Since You Went Away"; to the brooding, groove-laden, "Turnip Truck".
The lyrical content ranges from provocative topics such as drugs ("Society Owes Her a Living"), domestic violence ("One Fine Day"), and the plight of the single parent ("Single Parent Home"). But it's not all serious! On the lighter side is a story song about divorce ("Ain't Askin' for Much"), a ditty about shopaholics ("Shop Til You Drop") and a call to dancers and honky tonkers to come "Dancin' Tonight".