The Charlatans have been around since the emergence of Britpop in the early 1990’s and are from the West Midlands. Current members are: Tim Burgess (vocals), Mark Collins (guitar), Martin Blunt (bass), Tony Rogers (keyboards) and Jon Brookes (drums and percussion). Previous members included the guitarist Jon Day, the late keyboardist, Rob Collins and the original guitarist, Baz Ketley.
In the period 1990-1993, The Charlatans had most success with hits “Indian Rope” and “The Only One I Know”. Following a turbulent time, the band went onto release Up To Our Hips (1994) which reached number 8 in the UK Album Charts.
The Charlatans album Tellin’ Stories (1997), proved to be one of the bands’ most popular albums. Their mixture of Mancunian outlandishness, indie-rock sound and all things British; could do no wrong, and the album paid special homage to Rob Collins who had lost his life in a car crash while they were recording the album. Hits included: "One to Another", "How High", "Tellin' Stories” – all reaching the Top 20 in UK Singles Chart.
“Melting Pot” released in February 1998 and contained “best of” tunes by The Charlatans. The band signed a new contract with Sanctuary Records in early 2006 and in 2007, Charlatans tickets were popular with the public when they supported The Rolling Stones and The Who at Wembley Stadium. The Charlatans released Who We Touch in September 2010 and the album reached number 21 in the UK Album Charts.