Charley Hullah is a London-based writer-producer, sound designer and content creator.
Charley, who produces and performs under the name HULLAH, is creatively driven by a passion for nightlife culture and stories from the queer community. His own releases are inspired by artists such as Everything but the Girl, Real Lies, Portishead and Pet Shop Boys.
Wrapped in the sonic flavours of trip-hop, 90’s house and synth-pop, HULLAH’s work emulates a nocturnal spirit, and is complemented by the themes of city living, alienation, ambition and a sense of dejection – commonly expressed through his lyrics. His work, both introspective and solitary in tone, offers insight into how he navigates his way through the noise and distortion of everyday city life.
Along with Sicily-born Nicole Bullet, HULLAH is also half of the electro pop duo, Futuretape – a group that explores themes of how millennials navigate the digital world, friendships and internet culture. Their music, which combines a passion for nostalgia and the future, is characterised by 80’s synth-pop and PC music.
When not writing and producing for himself or for Futuretape, HULLAH writes for and with other artists, with his most recent songwriting work having been released by Gabrielle Ornate on her singles Waiting to be Found and Spirit of the Times and highlighted on BBC Radio Introducing, Amazing Radio and Tom Robinson’s Fresh on the Net.
HULLAH obtained a BA in songwriting at The Institute of Contemporary Music Performance (ICMP), a course where he explored the relationship between production, sound and lyric. He has also produced tracks in collaboration with the Amy Winehouse Foundation through participation in the Amy’s Yard programme where he gained an insight into prosody – how the timbre of production can match and support themes expressed within a lyric.
Along with his music production and songwriting, HULLAH also undertakes freelance design, social media and content management roles at the Music Managers Forum, the Artist & Manager Awards and Alight Media.
HULLAH also works with Cardboard Citizens, a non-profit organisation that supports peoples’ development through theatre. With them, HULLAH has been a sound-designer and has created numerous soundscapes for a number of their shows, including Violet Nights and Resistance Theatre. In addition, HULLAH has run various online and in-person music making workshops as part of the organisation’s Act Now programme. An overview of the online workshop series, Making Music from Nothing, can be accessed here.