BABY CHARLES
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BABY CHARLES

| INDIE | AFM

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- BABY CHARLES DISCOGRAPHY -

HD101: No Controlling Me / Invisible

RK45 012 Back of My Hand / Coming From a Higher Place 45rpm/Digital

RK45 014 I bet you look good on the dancefloor / Time 45rpm/Digital

RKX 020 Baby Charles - The Album (CD LP)

- COMPILATION -

RKX 018 VA DJ Andy Smith presents: Let's Bogaloo vol.4 CD/LP

- AIRPLAY -

BBC RADIO 1
- Gilles Peterson: PLAYLIST
[13 March, 2008 | 03:30] - "Treading Water"

RADIO FRANCE INTERNATIONALE
PLAYLIST
[13 March, 2008 | 14h40-15h00] - "This Time"

RADIO NOVA (France)
REVIEW
[13 March, 2008]

BBC RADIO 6
- Craig Charles Funk & Soul Show:
LIVE PERFORMANCE + INTERVIEWS
[1 March, 2008 | 18:00-21:00] - "No Controlling Me", "This Time", "I Bet You Look Good On The Dancefloor", "Back Of My Hand"

BBC RADIO 2
- Mark Lamarr - God's Jukebox Show:
PLAYLIST
[13 October, 2007 | 00:00-03:00] - "Back Of My Hand"

BBC RADIO 6
- Craig Charles Funk & Soul Show:
PLAYLIST
[6 October, 2007 | 10:00-13:00] - "Back Of My Hand"

BBC RADIO 2
- Mark Lamarr (Jonathan Ross Show):
PLAYLIST
[28 July, 2007 | 10:00-13:00] - "I Bet You Look Good On The Dancefloor"

BBC RADIO 2
- Mark Lamarr - God's Jukebox Show:
LIVE PERFORMANCE + INTERVIEWS
[1 December, 2006 | 00:00-03:00] - "Invisible", "Step On", "Life's Begun", "No Controlling Me", "Hard Man", "Back Of My Hand"

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Baby Charles are a special band. Their funky music is simultaneously tight but loose, heavy but soulful and dirty… yet beautiful.

Fronted by soul sensation Dionne Charles; the guitar, bass, keys, drums, flute, sax and trombone lay down the deeply funky tunes. Inspired by the late-sixties sounds from the likes of The J.B.s and The Meters, Baby Charles knows how to deliver the soulful goods.

This band knows how to play a fine repertoire of songs, ranging from covers of old soul-funk classics to other more obscure grooves. They also have their own material, including the three 45s: 'No Controlling Me', 'Back of My Hand' and 'I Bet You Look Good on the Dance Floor', released in 2006, 2007 and 2008 respectively.

They received immediate praise from the highest ranking funk djs including: Snowboy, Keb Darge, Jazzman Gerald, Monk One, and especially Andy Smith, who snapped up their debut 45 for his 'Let's Boogaloo Vol 4' compilation, and got them to play at the album's launch party at Cargo. Mark Lamarr was so impressed by their debut single, he invited the band to record six tracks live in session for his God's Jukebox show on Radio 2.

In July 2007, Baby Charles supported The James Taylor Quartet at the Soul Cookers Hammond Funk Festival in Saint-Paul, Marseilles. That same funky month, the mixing of the band's debut album was completed and sent to Mark Lamarr, who played their cover version of the Arctic Monkeys track 'I Bet You Look Good on the Dancefloor' on the Jonathan Ross Radio2 Show. Mr Lamarr has also kindly written the sleeve notes for the Baby Charles debut album, which is due for release by the Italian label Record Kicks on March 10th 2008.