Charles Bradley 2014 Tour Schedule
Charles Bradley embodies the best of funk, soul, and R&B, and now he is
getting ready to share his soulful tunes with his fans as he embarks on a summer tour around North America. Bradley revives
some of the great sounds of soul and funk music of the '60s and '70s, and his lively on stage performanceshave made him a
huge hit with fans all over the world. He has been compared to the legendary Otis Redding on several occasions, and his revivalist
approach to classic funk and soul sounds have made him one of the most refreshing voices in the music industry today.
Bradley has several shows lined up this summer, including ones at the Fonda Theatre in Los Angeles, the Regency Ballroom in
San Francisco, the Oregon Zoo Amphitheatre in Portland, Massey Hall in Toronto, and Canterbury Park in Shakopee. Get your
groove on this summer with some classic tunes from Charles Bradley and grab your tickets from StubHub right away! Sign up
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Charles Bradley Background
Charles Bradley was born
in Florida but spent most of his childhood in Brooklyn, New York. He was first inspired to become a musician when his sister
took him to a James Brown concert. Bradley instantly fell in love with music, and especially with James Brown's music. He
would often mimic Brown's performing and singing style around his home. Bradley grew up in poverty, and when he was 14 years
old, he decided to run away from his home in search for better living conditions. He spent the following two years without
a home, spending countless nights in subway cars and on street corners. Finally, Bradley enlisted in Job Corps and moved to
Maine to train as a chef. It was in this restaurant that Bradley rediscovered his love for singing, as one of his co-workers
told him that he looked like James Brown.
He joined a band and played a handful of shows with his group, but eventually
moved to California and played small shows all around the state for over 20 years. In 1996, Bradley moved back to Brooklyn
to live with his mother, and it was there that he started to perform as a James Brown impersonator in clubs around New York.
While performing as "Black Velvet", his stage name as a James Brown impersonator, he was discovered by a record label executive,
and his very own career took off. He no longer had to get up on stage as a James Brown impersonator, because people actually
went to his shows to see him perform! Since his recent breakthrough onto the music scene, Bradley has released two albums
and his songs have been sampled numerous times by artists like Asher Roth and Jay-Z.
Charles Bradley has been performing
his entire life, and his charismatic on stage presence makes him one of the most unique performers of the moment. Enjoy his
likeness to James Brown and his beautiful original songs by grabbing your tickets to see Charles Bradley perform live on StubHub!
Since switching from performing as a James Brown impersonator to creating his own music, Charles
Bradley has released two studio albums: No Time for Dreaming (2011) and Victim of Love (2013). Some of his best known singles
include "The Telephone Song", "Heart of Gold", "Changes", "No Time for Dreaming", and "This Love Ain't Big Enough for the
Two of Us". Charles Bradley's songs evoke sounds of the greatest funk and soul music in history, so if you are a fan of great
artists like James Brown and Marvin Gaye, you will love the soulful tunes of Charles Bradley. Head to StubHub right away to
grab your tickets to see this incredible performer live in concert!
Charles Bradley is the main
subject of a documentary titled "Soul of America". This documentary premiered at South by Southwest in 2012 and helped ignite
Bradley's career and recognition as a soul artist.
Be prepared to dance and groove all
night long to Charles Bradley's catchy and soulful tunes, because once he steps out on stage, you will be hypnotized by his
beautiful soul and funk music. As one of the most exciting up and coming soul artists in recent years, Charles Bradley has
garnered a massive fan base of both old school funk fans and new jazz and soul fans. Make sure that you are in the audience
when this talented soul artist takes the mic and grab your Charles Bradley tickets on StubHub right away! Act quickly, though,
since tickets to see this highly anticipated artist perform live are likely to sell out quickly!