Charles Walker Band with Diva and the Deacons
Charles Walker Band
Deliciously Stanky. Dynamically Funky. Recklessly Hopeful. Grounded in soul, the Charles Walker Band has been compared to Prince, Bruno Mars, The Brand New Heavys, and James Brown. The band has refined their sound into Neo-Funk, a fusion of funk-infused rhythms with pop melodies. The three-piece band rehearses tirelessly in Charles’ basement, amidst couches and low ceilings, Charles having to stoop the entire time. The questions he always poses to the band are: “How can this be tighter? How can this song look different? How can we get fans involved?” Fans love the band’s positive energy music and attend shows because they feel better than when they arrived.
Check out the recording of the band’s live performance of its song “Damn” on Wisconsin’s TMJ4 below:
Diva and the Deacons
Tina Haase Findlay and Brandon Findlay are bella soul. As a modular group, the duo expands with members of their diverse musical family, including international award-winning bassist Scot Sutherland and reknowned artist-educator Dr. Damani Phillips, among more than two dozen local and regional artists who regularly join on stage and in studio.
As a duo, trio, quintet, or sextet, bella soul is built from a loving devotion to the kaleidoscope of sounds and styles that have naturally raised from the American deltas and heartlands they call home. And as they prepare a new collection of original work, Genesis of the Exodus, the Findlay’s and their family are enjoying the blessings of lives filled with great friends, great art, and great love
The Basement // 9 p.m. // $7 in advance, $10 at the door