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Update! - July 25, 2015

 

Hello everyone!

 

Hope you are all doing well, just a little update. Here are some of the things that have been happening the past few months as well as some upcoming stuff. Thanks!

 

 

Belinda Carlisle

 

Coming up in late August I will be on tour for a couple of weeks playing drums with Go-Go's front woman, Belinda Carlisle, on her dates in the US and Canada. Looking forward to this!

 

Here are the shows:

 

Sat 08/29/15   Winnipeg, MB Club Regent Event Centre
Sun 08/30/15   Enoch, AB River Cree Resort And Casino
Tue 09/01/15   El Cajon, CA Sycuan Live & Up Close
Thu 09/03/15   Germantown, TN Germantown Perf. Arts Center
Fri 09/04/15   Tulsa, OK River Spirit Casino
Appearing at "Woodstock Fair"
Sun 09/06/15   South Woodstock, CT Woodstock Fairgrounds
Tue 09/08/15   New York, NY B.B. King Blues Club
Wed 09/09/15   Saint Charles, IL Arcada Theatre
Fri 09/11/15   Los Angeles, CA The Fonda
Sat 09/12/15   Indio, CA Fantasy Springs Resort Casino & Special Events Ctr.

 

 

 

Colin Hay

 

Back in February I hit the road with Men at Work frontman, Colin Hay. We played a multiple night sold out run at each of the City Winery venues in Nashville, New York and Chicago. (Thank you City Winery!). This tour was in support of Colin's latest album, "Next Year People", check it out if you get a chance. Here is a mini documentary on the record and the City Winery tour:

 

  

 

 

 

 

Stars Beyond

 

A little while back I was asked to be a part of a project titled, Stars Beyond, featuring Gary Beers (of Inxs) on Bass, Cirian Gribban (of Inxs) on Vocals, Alain Whyte (Morissey) on Guitar, Michael Krompass (Smash Mouth, Nelly Furtado) on Guitar, Mike Farrel (Alanis Morrisette, Richie Sanbora) on Keys, Heather Jeanette (Kelly Clarkson, Selena Gomez) on Vocals and myself on drums. We recently spent some time in the studio and shot a promo video at the El Rey Theater in Los Angeles.

 

 

John Lloyd Young

 

A few months ago I accompanied Tony Award winning singer John Llyod Young, (Jersey Boys), as part of an amazing trio with musical director Tommy Faragher on piano and the mighty Davey Faragher, (Elvis Costello/Cracker), on bass. We will be performing again August, 10th at Sterling's Upstairs in Los Angeles.

 

 

 

Eric Wainaina

 

I just completed recording some drum tracks for Kenyan singer-songwriter, Eric Wainaina. These sessions were produced by my friend Will Kennedy. We recorded these at Dave Bianco's studio "Daves Room".

 

 

Cecilia Noel and the Wild Clams

 

I have been recording and playing around Los Angeles with Cecilia Noel and the Wild Clams. This band is an honor and thrill to be a part of. Her line up often includes musicians such as, Albert Wing (from Frank Zappa's Band) and Jimmy Earl (Jimmy Kimmel Live/Chick Corea), as well as my fellow Colin Hay band mates, Yosmel Montego and San Miguel Perez and host of other talented musicians and singers. We will be playing at the Baked Potato in Los Angeles, Friday August, 14th.

 

 

Thanks everyone!

Take Care,

Charlie

Update/Wrap Up! Superbowl/Japan/Colin Hay/France/ - February 7, 2015




Hello Everybody!


Thanks for stopping by! Hope 2015 is going well for you all so far! Here's a little update of what has been happening as well as a wrap up of the last half of 2014.



Superbowl:


I recorded drums on two spots for the Wix.com Superbowl campaign. Check it out below:

     



 

Modern Drummer/DRUM Magazine/SAKAE Drums Campaign

Sakae Drums has featured me in several ads this past year in Modern Drummer and DRUM Magazine. Thank you Sakae Drums! Below is a photo:

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JAPAN!

 

I spent most of 2014 in Japan with Kyosuke Himuro. We Completed a massive sold out 51 date tour of Japan commencing with 2 nights at Yokohama Stadium. This tour marked Himuro's 25th anniversary of being a solo artist. The Yokohama dates were documented on dvd/blu ray. Here are some clips from Night One.

     


 

Also while in Japan we recorded Himuro's latest single, "One Life" as well as the b-side, "Before you Fall Asleep". Check out some clips of the songs here:


    


 

In addition, Rhythm & Drums Magazine Japan did a feature on me and the gear I used on Himuro's tour. Thank you Rhythm & Drums! Here's a photo of the article:


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France:

In 2014,  "Timeless Le Film", from the Mylene Farmer "Timeless Tour" was released on DVD/Blu Ray as well as in theaters. The concert film, shot in Lyon, was the biggest selling music DVD in France last year. Here is the live clip from the song "Diabolique Mon Ange":

 

Colin Hay

Last September I embarked on a short west coast tour with Colin Hay as well as a monthly residency at the Los Angeles venue "Largo".  We entered the studio to record Colin's upcoming record entitled "Next Year People". To celebrate the release we are playing a series of shows at the venue, "The City Winery" in Nashville Feb 12-13th, New York Feb 16-19, and Chicago Feb 21-23. Below is a link to the track "Trying to get to You". Album out Feb 17th! (you can preview it now on iTunes!)

 

    


Thanks again everyone!


best and take care!

talk soon,

Charlie

Hello! Update..Timeless Dvd/Blu-ray Release, Yokohama Stadium, Additional Himuro Shows, Rhythm & Drums Magazine Japan and Sakae Drums - May 19, 2014

Hello Everyone!

 

Konichiwa! Hope you are all doing well! Here is a little update:

 

I am currently in the middle of a 50 date tour of Japan with Kyosuke Himuro. Just announced....Eight shows have been added to the Kyosuke Himuro 25th Anniversary Tour including 2 days at Yokohama Stadium, July 19 and 20!

 

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In addition, I was recently in the studio with Himuro recording some new songs for an upcoming release.

 

 

Rhythm and Drums Magazine Japan did a piece on myself and the gear I am currently using on the road in the May 2014 issue. Thank you Rhythm and Drums Magazine Japan! Thank you Sakae Drums, Paiste Cymbals and Vic Firth Drum Sticks for your support and making such fine instruments!

 

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Mylene! The Timeless 2013 DVD/Blueray has been released! It documents last year's epic Mylene Farmer Timeless tour that I participated in.

 

Below is a trailer for the film:

 

 

 

Sakae Drums! I received an opportunity to visit the Sakae drums factory in Osaka a few weeks ago where I was allowed to build a snare drum of my choice (with the help and aide of the talented Sakae drums craftsmen and staff!). Thank you to all at Sakae Drums for the warmth and hospitality. I was happy to see once again how these beautiful drums are made and to be reminded of the heart and soul that goes into these handcrafted instruments. Below is pic of me applying a coat of paint to the shell.

 

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Thanks everyone for reading!

Best and take care,

 

Charlie

 

 

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