Charles Hayward (born 1951) is an English drummer and was a founding member of the experimental rock group This Heat. He also played with Mal Dean's Amazing Band, Radar Favourites, Dolphin Logic, is one of the founding members of Camberwell Now, and gigged and recorded with old schoolfriend and "Pooh and the Ostrich Feather" member Phil Manzanera in the group Quiet Sun project as well as a short stint with Gong. He was a session musician on The Raincoats' second album, Odyshape, and on one occasion played drums for the anarchist punk band Crass.
In 2014, Charles was commissioned to score a short stop motion film by animator James Snazell entitled 3 Frames for Video Jam at Fat Out Fest (24/05/14). He also performed live during Spaces at The Vaults (London), Video Jam's first major UK tour in collaboration with Slip imprint.