Newhaven-based Dandelion Charm combine prog, folk and rock influences into a luxurious blend of intricate harmonies, soaring melodies, superb musicianship and heartfelt lyrics. Imagine Fleetwood Mac meets Opeth and CSN meets Yes.
Very much a personal as well as a creative partnership Dandelion Charm sprang to life in 2015, the brainchild of John and Clare Fowler. Performing as both a duo and with a full band they have been memorably described as ‘like Fleetwood Mac without the drama’. The drama, of course, is to be found in the songs themselves.
As Clare explains, “The themes we deal with in our songs are not frivolous ones. They are all about aspects of real life, things that we’ve seen or been part of. Fear and self-doubt, optimism and determination, relationships and addiction are some of the emotions and situations we explore.”
With a background working in a commercial studio, John brings over twenty years of song writing and production experience to Dandelion Charm. Clare, meanwhile, is a long-time visual artist and performer and her love of storytelling manifests itself in her heartfelt lyrics and emotive delivery.
In November 2019 Dandelion Charm launched their third release Maybe Dreamers to critical acclaim. Bob Mulvey from The Progressive Aspect placed it in his top ten albums of 2019. Across The Universal Soundscape proclaimed Maybe Dreamers album of the month (November 2019) and the track Isolate Resolve was picked as a featured track on Radio Caroline.
As a live act Dandelion Charm have been wowing festival audiences, with slots at Purbeck Valley Folk Festival, the Cropredy Fringe and The Cambridge Rock Festival. Prestigious support slots for the likes of Gryphon, Trembling Bells and Lucid have won the band many new fans, not to mention the packed-out launch gig for Maybe Dreamers at the Brunswick amongst many other memorable gigs.
“Dandelion Charm have the songs and talent to appeal to not only prog and folk fans, but anyone who enjoys strong song writing with blissful vocals and melodies.” - Get Ready To Rock