Welcome to the website of UK guitarist Charles Macdonald

Charles has worked with a number of established bands and artists including The Shires (Decca), PYE (MD, Columbia), Dennis Rollins’ ‘Badbone’L.A.X StarboyJeremy Sassoon, Sophie Morgan, Mike Walker, Ace NotesRoyal Northern College of Music Session Orchestra, Under The Covers Function BandThe James Christy Band amongst many others performing at a variety of prestigious venues.


“Lovely slide guitar work Charles, that was absolutely brilliant.” Chris Evans (Chris Evans Breakfast Show)

Thanks Charles for your fabulous playing… It was a real pleasure to hear how much work you’d put into the charts. ‘keep on it’ you’re doing the right thing!” Dennis Rollins (Badbone & Co)

“Charles Macdonald has played in the pit band for several MyUK shows. His playing shows all of the accuracy and flare one would expect of such a highly qualified performer as well as excellent ensemble skills and response to direction. He is reliable, punctual and helpful, the whole package in my eyes. On top of that a lovely friendly guy who adds to the camaraderie of any band.” Kimberly Holden (Musical Director MyUK Manchester Hub 1 & 2)

“Charles is a talented, versatile musician.  He is reliable, hard working and fits into any musical situation with ease and good humor!” – Pete Robinson (Riot Jazz, Plan B)

“As a listener you get the impression that Charles’ already considerable and developing guitar technique is never displayed simply as an end in itself – the feeling, the musical message is always firmly centre stage and the message is a well worth paying attention to.
An exciting, up and coming guitarist.” – Alastair McWilliam (MFL, Director)