Charlie Landsborough, multi award-winning inspirational/country artist, heads out on tour this Autumn in support of his 29th album “Silhouette”. This time, however, the tour will be very different – it will be opened by a leading local choir.

Having previously been a teacher before embarking on his musical career, Charlie has always recognised the vital role of music and choirs in the community.

Now he has decided to play his part in creating a larger platform for local choral groups – The Charlie Landsborough Amateur Choir Challenge will do just that.

Not only will the winning choir get to perform on stage and the overall winner receive £1000, but the whole venture will benefit one of the UK’s most vital charities.

Choirs from across every tour area are invited to take part with the proceeds (£25 per entry) going to Children In Need. Charlie himself will be donating the royalties for a year from one of his best loved songs, ‘Special’, to Children In Need.

Working in a deprived area during his teaching days, Charlie’s heart is very close to children and their needs and ‘Special’ was written for one particular little girl from his old school.

Charlie has recorded over 150 self-penned songs and each choir will be asked to submit a recording of one of these. There are plenty of styles to choose from – harmony, country, rock, blues, ballads, gospel, there are up tempo songs and there are slow ones, something to suit everyone.

All entries need to be in by July 31st and should be sent to Charlie Landsborough Enterprises Ltd, PO Box 155, Wirral, CH31 9AS. Entry Forms and further information can be found at