Michael Charles

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Michael Charles

While enjoying a successful musical crusade in the ‘80’s and ‘90’s touring, recording, and numerous television and radio appearances in his Australian homeland, Charles 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 made the monumental and life changing decision to make America his new 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.

Fast forwarding to 2016, and releases now numbering twenty plus, Australian SOS film producer, Salik Silverstein, commenced work on a documentary chronicling the life and musical career of Michael Charles. The documentary was released in March of 2018 and the DVD in 2019. “Soundtracked”, the CD soundtrack to the documentary was also released in 2019. In 2020 Moonlight Label released “The Early Years”, a CD of the 45 r.p.m. singles released from 1984-1988 by Michael Charles in Australia, before he moved to the U.S.A. in 1990.
After being forced to cancel his 2020 tour to Australia due to the pandemic, Michael will return to Melbourne in June 2023 for a short promotional tour ahead of his full-blown tour in February 2024. In June he will be making stops at; 3RRR for an interview with Max Crawdaddy, 98.9 North West FM Live Radio to be interviewed by Soke Sam, and then off to the Almost Blue Radio Show with Michael Holman.

What can you expect: 2 hours of non-stop original guitar driven contemporary blues, blues-based rock, and soulful ballads.