Charlie Marshall is a singer songwriter guitarist from Melbourne. His songs are poetic, romantic meditations on life, love, science, philosophy and the universe. He writes with passion, soul and thought, and his playing style migrates from gentle, lush moments to raging, beguiling intensity when in full flight. Charlie has been the guitar-slinging backbone for many of Melbourne’s finest bands over the past four decades. He formed much loved cult band Harem Scarem with his brother Chris in the 1980s along with blues harp genius Chris Wilson and Barry Palmer (Hunters and Collectors). Together they were a dynamite force performing songs in the key of punk blues with a ferocity unlike many others.
In the 90s he delved into more indie rock terrain with The Body Electric along with a dream team of band members - Jim White and Warren Ellis from The Dirty Three, and Brian Hooper from Beasts Of Bourbon. As if that wasn’t enough, later Body Electric lineups featured the incredible pedigree of members of legendary outfits The Avalanches, Silver Ray, Moodists and Dumb Earth. Charlie has released six albums solo and with the Body Electric. His new songs explore the wonders of science and nature and the new band The Curious Minds comprises Clare Moore (Dave Graney 'n the Coral Snakes), Bryan Colechin (Hugo Race True Spirit), Tim Deane (Ron Peno & the Superstitions) and Andrew Watson (Slow Dissolve).