Legal name: Charles Robert Simpson
Charles Robert "Charlie" Simpson (born 7 June 1985) is an English singer, songwriter and musician. He is the youngest member of multi-BRIT Award-winning band Busted, and is the lead vocalist, guitarist and co-lyricist in alternative rock band Fightstar. AllMusic has noted that Simpson is "perhaps the only pop star to make the convincing transition from fresh-faced boy bander to authentic hard rock frontman". Simpson is a multi-instrumentalist, playing guitar, keyboard, piano and drums. In February 2016 Simpson released the first single with his new band, Once Upon A Dead Man, which was formed alongside his brothers Will and Edd, and Simon Britcliffe.
Following three successful studio albums and subsequent tours, Fightstar initiated an extended hiatus in 2010, allowing Simpson to focus on his solo career. Simpson released his debut EP When We Were Lions on Christmas Day 2010. His debut full-length album entitled Young Pilgrim was released on 15 August 2011. Simpson signed to Nusic Sounds record label in 2011 and his second solo album Long Road Home was released on 4 August 2014. On 10 November 2015, Busted announced they would be reforming with Simpson back in the original lineup.