Charles Bradley


Fri  4 September 2015
18:45 - 20:00
Sir Duke


Charles Bradley

The story of singer Charles Bradley reads like a book: he was homeless for a while, worked as a chef for many years and started his career as a James Brown impersonator before he was finally discovered as an original artist and handed a recording contract by Daptone Records. His first album No Time For Dreaming was released in 2011, two years later saw the release of its successor Victim Of Love. In between, the story of Bradley was the subject of a documentary called Soul Of America. Bradley has a powerful and gravelly voice that is ideally suited to conveying raw emotions. He sings tender soul ballads as well as rough, up-tempo soul-funk and gives memorable performances with his band, The Extraordinaires. Although 66 years of age, retirement seems a long time away for this natural artist.