Michael Charles celebrates a 30 year anniversary in 2014 of his personal recording career boasting a diverse discography of thirty releases, but his musical pilgrimage started over five decades ago, in his birth place, Melbourne, Victoria 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 inMC 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 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.
Through the next twenty years, and now a six 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.
Presently Michael Charles travels his Three Hundred Sixty Tour which will take him to the far corners of the USA , Canada, and Australia. The Three Hundred Sixty 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 six annual tours.
While on the road, Moonlight Label, Michael Charles' USA record label based in Chicago, finishes up the "Under the Covers" CD single series for a discography totaling thirty releases in thirty years!. The idea for this single series were spawned from the requests of Michael's audiences to be able to purchase recordings of the few cover tunes MC performs during his live show. Truly a release for Michael Charles' following, Moonlight Label used actual photographs submitted by his fans to make up the graphics for each single! Also Newmarket Music, Charles' record label in Australia, will release Michael Charles' anthology in 2014, celebrating the 30 years of his personal recording career.
As always and with all Michael Charles's performances and recordings, his guitar is kept forefront and is the driving force behind his music.
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