The Muses of Musical ‘Mr. Everything’
Across generations and genres Charles Alexander does it all!
DURHAM, NORTH CAROLINA (12/20/10) – Only a few musicians can do it all, and Charles Alexander is one of those musicians. As a singer, songwriter and producer, Charles has created a dynamic diversity in his music for over four decades. Across generations and genres - with the help of his muses - he has evolved into a musical “Mr. Everything.”
Alexander’s musical journey began in 1968 as a member of The Black Magic Band. He had the opportunity to work with the likes of Grammy soul singer Betty Wright. Charles also performed with the legendary Chick Willis and Joe Tex. In addition, he became the keyboard player for singer Will Hatcher. This early exposure to music professionals helped Charles develop his wide-ranging styles and abilities. Composing both original music and performing covers, Alexander’s artistic goal is to produce a unique sound. He explains, “ I write only for me, The sound is mine. Even when I do another artist’s music – It’s their song, but my style.”
As a solo artist Charles is known for blending urban and r&b with soul and light jazz. “It is break-beat jazz; a unique exploration of progressive rhythm beats,” explains Alexander. Including hints of hip hop and disco, Alexander is also able to fuse reggae, salsa, blues and Caribbean music into his compositions. Indie In-Tune Magazine called Alexander an artist who “unleashes amazing original sounds; his melodies are infectious to his listeners…”
Harnessing the power of the digital revolution, Charles has gathered a growing tsunami of online fans. He has utilized sites like MySpace and Jango to increase his fans and song plays into the hundreds of thousands. Awaiting these fans are seven albums and eighty-three songs. Charles began building his online presence in 2005 with the single “Cry me a Tear” – a smooth instrumental jazz ballad. In 2006 Summer Fever hit internet outlets with a reggae and Caribbean theme. It featured eleven tracks in a mix of instrumental and vocal singles. 2006 also saw the release of This is My Dream, as well as a funk/jazz-based album called Gotcha. In 2008, Charles released Passion, with a mix of r&b and urban styles.
In 2010 Alexander released The Key. The album consisted of some cover songs such as “Rainy Night in Georgia” and “By the Time I Get to Phoenix.” Charles explains, “The album was fun because I got a chance to do some of the songs I loved as a child.” As 2011 approaches Alexander is preparing tracks and a brand new album. The latest compositions will illuminate his diversity in style. They include the soulful balled “Where Do We Go From Here,” a Christmas song “Merry Christmas Everyday,” and even an upbeat funky track entitled “Shake That Booty.”
Charles has spent years perfecting his musical abilities. He’s toured the USA, worked with legends, and had his music licensed by the likes of HBO and PBS. As a promoter and a record label owner, he’s represented over thirty other artists and acts. He remains heavily involved with helping children with music via Kidfest TV Show. Indeed the muses of this musical “Mr. Everything” are many. Across generations and genres Charles Alexander has done it all. However, his journey continues onward into the future as his fans anticipate the dynamic diversity of his next release, Confession, due out in January 2011.