Brian Charniga

Brian Charniga

 Cincinnati, Ohio, USA
BandFolkAcoustic

A refreshing mix of acoustic adult alternative with noticeable jazz and blues influences, accompanied by soft, free-flowing, passionate vocals.

Biography

Brian Charniga made his singer/songwriter debut in March 2003 and has quickly established himself as a respected singer/songwriter in his hometown of Cincinnati, OH. Brian's love for all types of music is clearly portrayed in his songs, from adult alternative to blues and jazz. The eclectic mix of influences make Brian's music very unique.

Brian's music has often been referred to as "intimate" and "romantic". His vocal stylings have been labeled "cherubic" and "passionate" by many, and often draws comparisons to the stylings of the late Jeff Buckley.

He made his singer/songwriter debut at an open mic @ Cody's Cafe in Cincinnati, and quickly moved on to performing at larger local venues, opening for several well known Cincinnati musicians. At the end of 2003, Brian was offered a regular gig at Cody's Cafe and performed every Tuesday night until the popular college hotspot unexpectedly closed it's doors at the end of January 2004. Later that year, Brian was chosen to play at the 2004 Midpoint Music Festival in Cincinnati OH.

Lyrics

Wicked Eyes

Written By: Brian Charniga

How can I make ends meet
Sense of what you want from me
The dark brings out your evil side
Temptation rises with the fall of night

Make your way to my slightly cracked door,
seduction dripping from your lips
Your realness is almost too much to take
your design almost too hard to miss...

So you think you know what's inside
But do you think your timing's right?

Wicked Eyes
Corrupt My callow mind
Can you show me what's inside
Deep inside your Wicked Eyes

So find your place inside my dreams
and play out your smooth and sinister schemes
in this place i can let myself go
and your whole world consumes me

So you think you know what's inside...
But do you think your time is right?

Wicked Eyes
Corrupt My callow mind
Can you show me what's inside
Deep inside your Wicked Eyes

Potential

Written By: Brian Charniga

Hey,
It's time to move on...
Fly to the stars,
It's where you belong.

I'll try to help you be strong...
and soon you'll see,
You're not alone.

You remain undivided
Grey you've come to confide in.
Colors... I know you see them.
But the fear keeps you away.

It's time to make a change
Before the colors fade...

Hey,
It's time to move on...
Fly to the stars,
It's where you belong.

I'll try to help you be strong...
and soon you'll see,
You're not alone.

You've got so much potential
The whole world waits for you
I need you outside the circle
Show me what you can do...
What can you do?

It's time to make a change
Before the colors fade...

Hey,
It's time to move on...
Fly to the stars,
It's where you belong.

I'll try to help you be strong...
and soon you'll see,
You're not alone.

Blind

Written By: Brian Charniga

You try to see yourself through other's eyes
I don't know what you hope to find.
Looking to change something in your life...
But instead you changed your mind

Changed your mind...

You say it's coming from inside out
There's a chance but i have my doubts
Since when do you care what they say
did they get in your head and change your ways?

Changed your ways...

In perfect world, we'd all be blind
No distractions from what is right
Things aren't always as they seem
Close your eyes and trust in me

Set List

A typical set usually lasts about 45 minutes - 1 hour (8 - 10 songs).

Originals:

Blind
Potential
Wicked Eyes
Unread Book
Stubborn
Lift
Need You To Stay

Covers have included songs by Coldplay, James, Howie Day, Damien Rice, etc.