Charlie Westropp

Producer/Songwriter/Mixer

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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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  • Lauren Aquilina
  • SATV Music

73 Reviews - 16 Repeat Clients

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  1. Review by Keian Barton (Alto Key)
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    Charlie is an outstanding producer with a wide array of production skills from mixing and mastering, to songwriting and playing parts on the track. I've personally worked with him on multiple songs and he's nailed it every single time. He is incredibly patient and a real professional at what he does- I simply cannot recommend him enough and will continue to work with him throughout my music career.

  2. Review by Unabashed Productions
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    Charlie did a great job producing, mixing, and mastering a song that is near and dear to my heart. Can't wait for the world to hear it.

  3. Review by Eric A.
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    Worked with Charlie W. once again and the result was great- once again! Very professional and fast working!

  4. Review by martin l.
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    This is my second time working with Charlie and again I was left speechless with the finished product. He did a full production of my song, mix and master and am very pleased with the execution. I will continue to work with Charlie. Thank you again!

  5. Review by catlundymusic
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    Charlie is a great guy. Very easy to work with and he had no problem with changes when I was not 100% happy with everything! He has a great ear and I will definitely work with him again on another project. Thanks Charlie

  6. Review by martin l.
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    I'm beyond thrilled and satisfied with the finished product. He went above and beyond and blew me away. Thank you so much!!!

  7. Review by Kim Q.
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    Charlie it's an amazing producer and songwriter. I have worked with him throughout Covid-19, I am sure we had a different experience than what we though we would have. But the most important thing it's that we continued to work together for my songs. Apart from being a producer he is a nice person to talk to and I am sure we will meet sometime in the future. I recommend you to work with him.

  8. Review by Molly R.
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    Charlie completely transformed my track I couldn’t believe how much better he made it sound. He worked super quickly and I’m so pleased with the outcome! Thanks Charlie 😊

  9. Review by Tom H.
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    Charlie was the absolute perfect person to work on my track. He completely listened to the reference tracks and understood what I was aiming for and built up my demo production into something I hadn't even thought would be possible. Communication was always open and quick, and it's Amazing to have live drummers and guitarists available through Charlie to utilise as well. The whole process was met with patience, kindness, and a passion to create the best track we could. Thanks so much Charlie!

  10. Review by Ethan C
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    Really enjoyed working on these vocals. Charlie was very clear from the start on what the client was after and provided all the files to make the job as smooth as possible. Very professional throughout, great guy to work with and would love to work with Charlie again in the future.

  11. Review by Elad Lahmany
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    Charlie is a real talent! I really enjoyed working with him. He took my demo and made it into a brilliant production, very professional.

  12. Review by Peter K.
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    Charlie did a great job! He brought my song to the next level! He is experienced and knows what he is doing. He listens to what you want and is very cooperative. I am sure I will work again with Charlie!

  13. Review by Georgina K.
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    Charlie is amazing! I have very little experience in the music industry world and Charlie was so helpful, answering any questions I had, giving me advice and being a genuinely lovely person. He was so patient with me as we worked through my track and he took it from a simple bedroom demo to a fully produced track that sounds incredible. Thank you so so much for working with me and I look forward to working together again. Would recommend to anyone!

  14. Review by Clara
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    Super easy to work with. Great communication and professionalism. The project took time due to various factors solely on my end and Charlie's patience was so appreciated. I'm so pleased with the final track - the vocal tracking is sublime and Charlie managed to make my neo classical dreams come true with an orchestral middle 8. So chuffed and can't recommend enough.

  15. Review by Kate n.
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    Charlie has been so great to work with and extremely receptive to my ideas! He has a great ear for music and real instruments that create a super organic sound. He is also super flexible and was totally accepting of my 5 million comments and ideas that I sent to him! Would 100% recommend him and his work!

  16. Review by Roberto N.
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    After working so many times with Charlie it starts to become difficult for me to say how amazing he is... this is going to sound redundant with previous reviews. LOL. Because The work that we are doing is fantastic.
    I have high expectations and with a little pinch of kindness and fun, we did absolutely great ! Once again. thanks mate ! it was very cool to work with you again.

  17. Review by Roberto N.
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    Charlie is the best producer I could dream to have found on soundbetter. He is really creative and knows how to understand a musician needs. It is crazy how a song can evolve in his hands and it goes far behind imagination. Live will be a-ma-zi-n-g ! I feel like I am born as an artist thanks to him ...so 5 stars isn't enough. I would put at least 10 ! Thanks mate!

  18. Review by Kae
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    Charlie is an absolute delight to work with. He makes the vision a reality and produces phenomenal work.

  19. Review by Jamie M.
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    I really enjoyed working with Charlie on my song. It was very easy for me to get my ideas across and he had great ideas for the song as well. I will definitely work with him again for my next one.

  20. Review by Eric A.
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    I'm very happy I hired Charlie Westropp to help me complete my song. Everything he did was very professional. He's a very talented producer and musician. Great communication. I will definitely work with him again!

Interview with Charlie Westropp

  1. Q: Which artist would you like to work with and why?

  2. 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.

  3. Q: What was your career path? How long have you been doing this?

  4. 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.

  5. Q: Can you share one music production tip?

  6. A: It's all about the song!

  7. Q: What type of music do you usually work on?

  8. 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.

  9. Q: What's your strongest skill?

  10. 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.

  11. Q: What do you bring to a song?

  12. 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.

  13. Q: What's your typical work process?

  14. 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.

  15. Q: Tell us about your studio setup.

  16. 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.

  17. Q: What other musicians or music production professionals inspire you?

  18. A: Max Martin as a writer/producer - whether you like pop or not, his ability to move with the times is phenomenal!

  19. Q: Describe the most common type of work you do for your clients.

  20. A: Songwriting, production and mixing

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