Blues Hall of Fame and eight times Grammy elected blues rock artist MICHAEL CHARLES will claim the stage at The Caravan Club and embrace you with an energetic guitar driven journey through thirty two years and thirty two 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 always and with all Michael Charles’s performances and recordings, his guitar is kept forefront and is the force behind his music!
Michael Charles’ musical pilgrimage began over five decades ago in his birth place Melbourne, Australia. Picking up a guitar for the first time at the tender age of five and tutored by his father who ignited a spark in him which fired him on to produce numerous singles, albums, and DVD’s. In the midst of this successful musical crusade of touring, recording, and television and radio appearances in his homeland including Night Shift, Rage, and features in Muso and Musicians Journal magazines, 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 years, and now a eight times Grammy elected artist, Michael Charles enjoyed being featured in numerous television and radio broadcasts and several music magazines in America, along with gracing countless stages including Chicago Blues Fest, Philadelphia Jazz and Blues Fest, and New Orleans Jazz and Blues Festival. In October of 2015 Michael Charles received the extreme honor of an induction into the Blues Hall of Fame. Michael Charles’ discography is comprised of thirty-two releases including a double CD thirty year anthology released in 2014 and the live CD “Concert at the Nest”, released in the winter of 2015, paying homage to one of his last performances at the Falcons Nest before making the transition to the USA.
Michael Charles on his ninth consecutive tour, “Coming Back Home”, will once again travel to the far corners of the USA, Canada, and Australia. The 2016 tour promises a multitude of concerts and publicity appearances as MC performs a whole new list of cities, festivals, and nightspots with one of the highlight concerts scheduled for The Caravan Club in Oakleigh, Victoria Australia !