Shenley musician’s Ghost of a chance with Highgate show

SINGER, composer and instrumentalist, Charlotte Sterland, will be taking a bow on Saturday night when her musical The Singing Ghost is performed in Highgate.

Charlotte, 22, who lives in Shenley, is known for playing in the progressive folk band Potato Potato and for her soulful solo sets.

Her most recent project has been The Singing Ghost, set in Montmartre, Paris, for which she is currently putting the finishing touches to the music she wrote as well as the orchestration.

It is being performed at 7.30pm at Jacksons Lane Theatre in Archway Road, Highgate, North London.

Born in North London, Charlotte grew up in Herts and attended Haberdashers’ Aske’s School for Girls where she gained a diploma in piano performance and theory entitling her to an ALCM at the age of 17.

She went on to study physics at the University of Oxford from which she graduated last June.

Over the years Charlotte discovered her love for music and earned money playing at restaurants, hotels and weddings while singing at jazz jams, wanting to be a jazz singer at that point.

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She recorded her first solo album entitled Sacrificial Scream earlier this year and her influences include Joni Mitchell, Dolly Parton, Joan Baez and Schubert.

The Singing Ghost tells the story of an Englishman who comes to Paris to seek space from his busy life as a composser in London – little knowing that he will stumble upon the best inspiration of his artistic career.

Tickets can be obtained from the box office on 0208 341 4421 or go to