Michael Charles and His Band - Blues Band | Chicago, Illinois(no reviews)
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Chicago Blues Hall of Fame and Grammy elected, Australian contemporary blues rock artist Michael Charles claims the stage with an elevated level of energy and a guitar driven journey through thirty-five years and thirty five releases of his original music.
Leading off with an explosive blues number, the audience is soon captivated by well-rehearsed precision experiencing MC’s original blues, blues based rock, inspiring ballads, as well as some well-known covers. As in all of Michael Charles’ performances and recordings his guitar is kept forefront and is the driving force behind his mu ... sic!
Michael Charles musical pilgrimage started over five decades ago in his birth place Melbourne, Australia. While enjoying a successful musical crusade of touring, recording, and numerous television and radio appearances in his homeland, Michael received an invitation from Buddy Guy’s management to appear at the infamous Legends in Chicago, Illinois USA. Graciously accepting the honor, Michael Charles traveled the twelve thousand five hundred miles and took the stage with Mr. Buddy Guy. After numerous trips back and forth, Michael Charles made the monumental and life changing decision to make
... America his home. Charles worked the whole Chicago blues circuit performing with Mr. Buddy Guy, Phil Guy, James Cotton, Eddy Clearwater, Junior Wells, George Baze, as well as touring with blues legend, Jimmy Dawkins.
Through the next twenty-nine years, and now a eight times Grammy elected artist, Michael Charles enjoyed being featured in numerous television and radio broadcasts and several music magazines, along with gracing countless stages and pages including Chicago Blues Fest, Philadelphia Jazz and Blues Fest, Windy City Live Television, WGN TV, JBTV, The Chicago Tribune, The Chicago Sun Times, and The College Music Journal. In October of 2015 Michael Charles received the extreme honor of an induction into the Blues Hall of Fame. Michael has received endorsements from Vertex and LR Baggs and in Canada from Godin / Seagull Guitars. Michael Charles’ discography is comprised of thirty-five releases including a double CD thirty year anthology and a one hour documentary of the life and musical career of Micbael cCharles released by Australian film producer Salik Silverstein in 2018..
At this time Michael Charles is traveling his eleventh consecutive tour in 2018, the A to Z Tour, which will once again take him to the far corners of the USA, Canada, and Australia. The 2018 Tour promises a multitude of concerts and publicity appearances as MC performs a whole new list of cities, festivals, and nightspots and revisits some favorite venues from the last ten tours.
Touring approximately 220 days a year performing in venues and events of all sizes
Michael's list of past festival performances includes:
Chicago Blues Fest
Philadelphia Blues Fest
Cutting Edge Festival
New Orleans Jazz and Blues Festival
New Mexico Riverfest
Arizona Blind and Deaf Childrens Festival
Maywood Blues Festival
Catfish Days Blues Festival
Ship & Shore Fest
Fargo Indoor Blues Festival
Braceville Summer Kick Off
La Porte Firefighters Blues Festival
1st Annual Blue Rooster Music Festival
Round Barn Blues Fest
Arts International Fe ... stival (Francis Marion University)
Mount Helena Music Fest
Maywood Blues and Gospel Fest
River City Blues Society Bringing the Blues to You
Howl N Blues Concert Series
Soul Shine Blues Festival
Blues at the Bow
Porky' Rib Fest
La Porte County Blues Fest
Buddy Guy's Legends 700 S Wabash Ave Chicago, IL 60605 312-427-1190
The Boathouse Beer Garden 6128 State Route 89 Romulus, New York 14541 607-280-0064
Fanatics Pub 7281 W Main St Lima, New York 14485 585-624-2080
Flatted Fifth Blues & BBQ 300 Potter Drive Bellevue, Iowa 52031 563.872.3838
Slippery Noodle 372 S. Meridian Street Indianapolis, IN 46225 317-631-6974
River City Pub 112 1 St E Revelstoke, British Columbia Canada 250.837.2107
Rose and Crown Alberta 202 Banff Ave. Banff, Canada T1L 1B5 403-762-2121
see michaelcharles.us/ tour dates past and present
Festivals Venues Cultural Centers Theaters Cruise Ships Corporate Event
Lifetime member APRA
Voting and 22 year member NARAS Grammy Association
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