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The tale of Charity Children is not a typical band story – it is a chronicle as genuine, pure and as profoundly heartfelt as the music they produce – one which sees the New Zealand lovers rising in a foreign city where they knew no one, to becoming one of the most celebrated indie-folk bands playing in Berlin today. Soon after ChloĆ« Lewer and Elliott McKee fell in love making music, they embarked upon a musical odyssey to Germany where their street grown indie-folk very quickly became a Berlin institution – their music enchanting large audiences with their endearing style, raw energy and miraculous vocals. After 2 years in the German capital and fresh from winning ‘Best Song’ at the Berlin Music Video Awards for their debut single “Elizabeth”, the band release their debut album – “The Autumn Came”.

Hometown: born in New Zealand, living in Berlin

The buzz: a perfect example of Berlin’s international flair and border-crossing creativity

The truth: street grown indie-folk with thick, pulsating strings and a hypnotic beat

What to buy: Their debut album: The autumn came

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