The main reason Charlie left Busted for Fightstar, was because he wanted a change. He no longer wanted to play in a pop-punk band, and wanted a whole new image and he knew the only way to do that was to leave Busted and go in a whole other direction with Fightstar.
He plays guitar, piano, drums and bass, and sings vocals.
Charlie attended Uppingham public school in Britain and received a drama scholorship.
Charlie has a very musical family dating back to Sir William Sterndale-Bennett (mother's maiden name) in 1826 who was a British pianist, conductor, and composer, a notable figure in the musical life of his time.
He has two brothers - Will and Edd - Will is the vocalist and guitarist in Brigade and Edd plays in a band called Prego.
Charlie was the youngest member of Busted, he was 2 years younger than Mattie and James
Charlie left Busted for his side-project Fightstar in January of 2005.
Has a rabbit named Biffy after the band Biffy Clyro.