Los Angeles, CA (PRWEB) January 11, 2005
Reflecting on CharlesÂ childhood through his music, ÂHow Many TearsÂ describes the struggle and dedication of a mother trying to raise nine children in poverty, ÂFree Your MindÂ carries an upbeat, playful message in a dance groove, while ÂIn the Name of GodÂ addresses the hatred and violence perpetrated in the name of religion. ÂOn the Other SideÂ is a soothing and uplifting affirmation of our connection to a spiritual source.
CharlesÂ music might best be describes as Âfusion popÂ enticingly blending R&B, alternative world music with smooth jazz and rock elements. Though some have compared his sound to Maxwell and Seal, ÂThe Other SideÂ showcase Charley CharlesÂ unique, soulful vocal style.
CharlesÂ overwhelming desire to make music first manifested at the age of nine. While living in conditions of object poverty, he dismantled his father's wooden bookshelf in order to build his first guitar, using fish hooks for tuners and bicycle brake cable for strings. By the age of 14, he was playing professionally in Nigerian nightclubs, eventually joining Grammy award-winning reggae group The Mandators as a singer, bass player and producer.
When he came to America in the early Â90s, Charles spent some time living in his car in east Oakland, while working as a room service waiter to put himself through school and develop the skill that would provide a foundation for entering the world of digital sound engineering. CharlesÂ next move was to Southern California in 2001 where he signed a recording contract with independent label Coliseum Records and teamed with L.A. Songwriter/ Producer, Steve Zelman to begin production on the 12 original songs which along with a cover of Michael BoltonÂs Soul Provider, comprise the new CD.
Coliseum Records, Inc. Âthe future of great music Âis an independent label based in Pasadena, California.
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