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The Man Who Likes Watching

by Charles Stuart

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The Man Who Likes Watching is the debut solo album by inventive singer and songwriter Charles Stuart and plays like a surreal cocktail of Marvin Gaye with Badly Drawn Boy. It offers a sly and witty portrayal of London life from the playful 'Sunflower' to the dark and disturbing 'Accidents Involving Pedestrians'. 'Bliss in Here' is the inverted hiphop operetta of a slacker plainclothes police man, 'Silence on Trains' is a quickie romance of a tube journey, and in the title track he dreams his father morphs into hardman Gene Hackman.

An urban album salted with soul and peppered with subversive humour, Charles draws on his British/Dominican heritage to deliver a soulful dub-reggae,folk, experimental, groovy kind of leftfield pop.

"... Marvin Gaye-meets-Brian Eno... some holy bionic spawn of a sensible Lee Perry and a stoned Goldie... the lyrics suggest... all manner of urban shadowplay, with their sly wit and crepuscular observations... A provocative collection by a wonderfully warped artist." [The Guardian]

"This is original, thought-provoking and utterly compelling stuff. Wiry electronica, candid observation and shadowy imaginings juxtaposed against Stuart's velvety vocal harmonies and a rich infusion of funk, soul, dub, jazz and drum n' bass." [Matt Dowsett]

"Flawlessly executed, I couldn't care less who Stuart likes watching as long as he keeps churning out the music" [Gazeta]

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credits

released May 7, 2007

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Charles Stuart - vocals, rhodes, piano, hammond rhythm2, synths, bass, guitars, casiotone, percussion

Frank Byng - drums, percussion, theremin, samplers,

129- mpc, electric and acoustic guitars, gramaphone, vocals

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Aisha Stuart - vocals on 2,6,7,11
Nick Doyne-Ditmas - double bass on 3,6 and cornet on 9
Nikko Grosz - bass on 4,7,9
Luke Wills - electric and acoustic guitars on 4,9
Lucas Suarez - guitar on 3,9
Emily Burridge - cello on 3,9
Dan Richards - guitar on 2,4
Aidan Love - additional production on 9

produced by Frank Byng and Charles Stuart

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Charles Stuart London, UK

Songwriter and musician who currently writes and performs with The Fish Police and is MD for Grace Jones' live band.

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