Wednesday, 24 April 2013

UPCOMING! Charles Bradley & His Extraordinaires at Corona Theatre

UPCOMING! Charles Bradley & His Extraordinaires at Corona Theatre | Monday, May 13th


If any genre of music has the potential to be soulful, it appears that the one whose name constitutes one half of the adjective — that is, soul music — takes the cake. Love, longing for better days, pain-induced blues all find their place in the songs of the best soul artists of this world, and contribute to shape what the genre is all about.

If you believe all the most talented soul artists were doing their thing in 70s and that the current day is empty of greatness in this musical realm, allow us to point you in Charles Bradley’s direction. His funky, old school, very intense oeuvre is likely to prove you wrong. His story goes as follows:

“Most artists appreciate their audiences, just as many are grateful for them, but few artists love their fans as much and as sincerely as Charles Bradley. “I want them to know how much they have helped me grow," notes Bradley when discussing Victim of Love, the follow up to his widely praised debut album No Time For Dreaming. The “Screaming Eagle Of Soul” has released the 11-track set last April 2nd on Daptone Records imprint Dunham Records.

By now, Bradley’s remarkable, against-all-odds rise has been well-documented – how he transcended a bleak life on the streets and struggled through a series of ill-fitting jobs – most famously as a James Brown impersonator at Brooklyn clubs – before finally being discovered by Daptone's Gabe Roth. The year following the release of No Time For Dreaming was one triumph after another: a stunning performance at South By Southwest that earned unanimous raves; similarly-gripping appearances at Bonnaroo, Austin City Limits, Newport Folk Festival and Outside Lands (to name just a few); and spots on Year-End Best Lists from Rolling Stone, SPIN, GQ, Paste, and more.”

The man is currently touring to promote his second LP, the impatiently awaited Victim of Love, and will stop at Corona Theatre on May 13th. If you claim to be a soul music fan, it is simply a must-go, period.

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