Nine Below Zero, Under The Bridge
"Charlie Austen transformed the band’s live presence – barefoot, little black dress, dancing and making the music all the more worthwhile. Her bright vocals played a nice counterpoint to the more raucous bluesy blokes voices of Greaves and Feltham. Stormy Monday really allowed Charlie’s haunting vocals to shine amidst the ‘call and response’ interplay between the guitar and harmonica"
Lux Lisbon, Lexington
“To describe Charlotte Austen as the jewel in Lux Lisbon's crown would be to discredit her as merely a bauble. She is more integral than that and she sparkles amongst Lux Lisbon's fluid sophisticated sound”
Nine Below Zero, Cardiff Globe
"Austen herself is a bit of an enigma. Imagine a blues version of Joss Stone, complete with the bare feet (she must have been freezing). There are not many white women singers that can handle, or are even prepared to take on a song that Aretha Franklin once sang. But Charlie did just that with her version of Don’t Play That Song (You Lied) and totally owned it."