charleyBRAND
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Vocalist, Vocalist - Bass, Vocalist - Baritone, Vocalist - Tenor, Vocalist - Soprano, Rhythm Guitar, Lead Guitar, Acoustic Guitar, Bass Guitar, Drums, Other Percussion, Violin, Trumpet, Saxophone, Keyboard, Piano, Background Singer, Harmonica, Flute, Other, Banjo, Mandolin, Fiddle, Dobro, Vocalist - Alto, Trombone.

ABOUT

charleyBRAND
When the man first appears to audiences most see just another kid behind a microphone. What they hear? Well, take listen and you just might find yourelf echoing the crowd: "what lies within charleyBRAND just may be the future of Neo-Soul and Nu-Blues." It's obvious that Gospel Music has greatly influenced charley and it is not uncommon for captivated audiences everywhere to draw comparisons to Donnie Hathaway, Bill Withers, Stevie Wonder & Bryan McKnight. So it comes a quite a surprise to find that charley is the product of a predominately White-Middle-Class-Suburban upbringing. Inevitably the questions arise, "where does that soul come from?" & "how did a voice like that come out of a white boy?"
Well, charley prefers to address the cultural contradiction that is his music in an historic and rather philisophical sense. "I do know one thing", charley leans forward, "what moves me, whatmake my soul wanna sing; has and always will be the healing powers of African-American music. From the Slave Spiritual to Gospel to Blues to Jazz to Soul & Hip-Hop. Each musical period addressed a social ill and each period helped to soothe the soul of the people living through that illness. I feel like the Lord has put me here to be a part of another musical healing process in America." Well, let's all get in line for the healing!
charleyBRAND(27) is a singer, songwriter, producer. He also serves as Executive Director of both The charleyBRAND Entertainment Cooperative & ThewisdomPROJECT.
charley lives in Denver, Co. with his wife Angelique & son Cahlel.

Screen name:
charleyBRAND
Member since:
Jan 29 2007
Active over 1 month ago
Level of commitment:
Committed
Years playing music:
13
Gigs played:
Over 100
Tend to practice:
More than 3 times per week
Available to gig:
4-5 nights a week
Most available:
Nights