Charles Watson & Hollow Council

Charles Watson & Hollow Council

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Rock with a Classical Hook and a Hard Edge

Biography

Hey, Hey, Hey Everybody ...
WE'VE GOT SOME HUGE ANNOUNCEMENTS:

1. WE'RE PLAYING STURGIS 2010
960 Main St., Sturgis, SD August 9-15
GHOST BIKE BUILDER venue

2. Hollow Council is House Band for new TV reality show series starring our bassist JOSH CUMMINGS: GHOST BIKE BUILDERS, airing this fall

3. NEW SINGLE: "Ghost Bike Builder" by Hollow Council, TV reality show theme song

4. DAVE MENNIG our lead vocalist with a voice to die for rocks the house

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GHOST BIKE BUILDER
A New Reality TV series coming this fall
STARRING: JOSH CUMMINGS
the most radical bike builder ever born
COME PARTY WITH US
CHARLES WATSON & HOLLOW COUNCIL
LIVE
STURGIS SHOW GIVE-AWAYS: BIKES - LEATHER - GUITARS - SHIRTS
CHECK OUT OUR STURGIS 2010 SHOW ITINERARY
Hollow Council “Ghost Bike Builder” itinerary:
on the official Sturgis Motorcycle Rally 2010 website
type the word “ghost” in search events box & check-out our page
http://www.sturgismotorcyclerally.com/events/

OUR MAIN STAGE SHOWS
Ghost Bike Builder with Hollow Council Rock Band
August 9-15, 2010
960 Main St., Sturgis, South Dakota
(Our venu is located across the street from Sturgis Motorcycle Museum on Main Street, right in the middle of downtown Sturgis ... we have a great map on our band website on the SHOWS page)
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Ghost Bike Builder: TRIBUTE TO STURGIS
August 9, 2010
10 am: Kick Off to Sturgis
11:11 am: Induction of 2 Sturgis Museum Bikes
11:30 am: Moment of Silence for Our Fallen Vets & Vets
5pm: 1st Bike Giveaway, Leathers & T-shirts
6pm: Hollow Council Live
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Ghost Bike Builder
August 11, 2010
5pm: Ghost Gurlzz Biker Pageant
6pm: 2nd Bike Giveaway, T-shirts & 2 Guitars
7pm: Hollow Council Live
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Ghost Bike Builder
August 13, 2010
5pm: Ghost Bike Beer Belly Contest
6pm: 3rd Bike Giveaway & T-shirts
7pm: Hollow Council Live/13 Guitar Giveaways During Show!
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Ghost Bike Builder
August 15, 2010
5pm: Leather, T-shirts & Guitar Giveaways
7:30pm: Hollow Council Live Final Bike Giveaway & T-shirt
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MUSIC VIDEO ON YOUTUBE: Charles Watson & Hollow Council Liquid Sin music video featuring a previously unreleased version of Liquid Sin with special effects mix by SPIKE JONES of Chelsea studio in Nashville, TN.
Filmed live, directed, edited, and produced by Charles E. Watson.

Our channel: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=z9PrpWcy8SA

Collector poster of the Liquid Sin artwork by Charles Watson is available at the band's online store and Zazzle store along with Liquid Sin shirts and coffee mugs.

Our store: http://www.zazzle.com/hollowcouncil

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HOLLOW COUNCIL
Rock with a Classical Hook and a Hard Edge
4 piece band: classical and electric guitars, bass, drums, 3 vocalists
Nashville Recording Artists on Platinum Plus Records, Nashville 2008
Time For Change album domestic digital distribution: ® Platinum Plus Global & International
 
Charles Watson-classical and electric guitars and vocals
Josh Cummings-bass and vocals
Shane Walker-drums
Dave Mennig-lead vocals

About Hollow Council: Extreme electric and classical guitarist, Charles E. Watson Jr, on recording contract with Universal Platinum Plus Records, put together a band to record and perform his music in 2007, taking his extraordinary classical guitar techniques into mainstream rock. Recording artist on the resulting 2008 album on Platinum Plus Records, Nashville, Time For Change, was Charles Watson & Hollow Council. The label requiring the individual artist's name, and our choosing 'Hollow Council" as a band name. This album and live shows have been retailed and booked as Charles Watson & Hollow Council. We also booked and played as "Hollow Council" at Sturgis Rally 2008 and have Hollow Council accounts on youtube and myspace. To date, we maintain our band website at charleswatsonhollowcouncil.com

Highlights: This band has maintained a busy booking schedule since October 2007, playing mainly in Arizona, booked and played Sturgis 2008 at the Elkview Campground in Sturgis, SD, the first week of August 2008. Charles Watson subsequently toured Colorado and New Mexico in 2008, and played a "Best of Phoenix" classical guitar series of featured venues, and continues as a and highly sought after special event performer. We recorded this album live for our first music video on DVD, June 2008, in Scottsdale, AZ. Two song off this album, "Stop Wasting My Time" and "Stuffed Suits", both broke AAA Radio charting records during the last quarter of '08, ranking #1 for 45 weeks straight. “Empty Man”, another cut off our first album, was selected for RNR Radio’s compilation CD and 3000 Indy 360 in 2009. The band hosted Arizona's Crabby Don's Final Friday Rockfest from January to August 2009. We have a music video running on YouTube, "Liquid Sin", as well as some fan show videos posted on their channels. At our shows and through our

Discography

DISCOGRAPHY as of 11/09

1. Charles Watson & Hollow Council 2008 album on Platinum Plus Records, Nashville, Time For Change*, is a 12 tune album released on CD August 28, 2008.

TIME FOR CHANGE
2008 album by Charles Watson & Hollow Council
Executive Producer: Robert Metzgar
Produced by Tony Migliore
Recorded at Chelsea studios and Gravity studios, Nashville, TN
Engineered and mixed by Spike Jones
Mastered by Chris Milfred at Groovelab Mastering, Nashville, TN
Additional background vocals by Spike Jones and Susie Marshall
Art Director Charles Watson
Graphic design: Ben Sams for Samson Designs, Nashville, TN
LABEL: ® Platinum Plus Records, Nashville
Domestic distribution by: ® Platinum Plus International

This album's genre is ALTERNATIVE ROCK

Singles off this album, "Stuffed Suits" and "Stop Wasting My Time" kept the album at #1 for 45 weeks straight on AAA radio in Fall of 2008 and broke all AAA Radio charting records. "Empty Man", another single on this album, was selected for two 2009 compilation CDs with RNR Radio and 3000 Indy Records 360.

Arizona Alternative Radio, KWSS, 106.7 FM, placed the album "Time For Change" plus improvised guitar jams by Charles Watson, Josh Cummings, and Shane Walker recorded in the KWSS radio studio during an interview, in rotation July 2009.

Distribution of Time For Change is with Platinum Plus International and online for Mp3 download at iTunes, Napster, and Amazon Mp3.
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2. In July 2009, Charles Watson & Hollow Council produced a single by request for a product advertising campaign themed on extreme sports.

WHITE KNUCLE RIDE
Charles Watson & Hollow Council
Music by Charles Watson, Josh Cummings, and Shane Walker. Produced, mixed and mastered by Charles Watson at Solidspace Studio in Arizona.

A rockin' single destined for our next album.
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3. TIME FOR CHANGE LIVE music video on DVD
CHARLES WATSON & HOLLOW COUNCIL

Recorded LIVE at Chaser's Crohn's Disease Benefit Show

Recorded and filmed at Chaser's in Scottsdale, AZ - June 27, 2008. Filmed by Mi15 Productions Edited by M15 and Charles E. Watson Jr. Recording band includes, Charles Watson on electric and classical guitars and vocals, Jesse Johnson on drums, Chris Dunham on vocals, Josh Cummings on bass, hand drums, and vocals; music includes songs on the 2008 Time For Change album and an improvisational jam.

Flaming Skull label has the band's Sturgis 2008 souvenir stamp. Artwork and graphic design by M. E. Kibler of Solidspace Studio, AJAZ. THis DVD was produced for the TIME FOR CHANGE TOUR 2008 merchandising, along with the Time For Change 2008 album on CD, band "buildings" shirts, Sturgis 2008 souvenir shirts, and logo ball-caps.

The TFC TOUR began August 1-8 with the band playing the Sturgis 2008 Rally in Sturgis, SD, then Charles Watson continued on to promote the album playing classical guitar venues in Denver, CO for the gathering DNC crowds, including a Special Event at Ziggies Blues Club in Denver, the oldest and most revered Blues Club in the country, then on to Albuquerque, NM, and back to Phoenix where he played a series of "The Best of Phoenix" venues, and was accompanied on tour by the band's 2008 merchandise manager and Watson's practice partner, Kung Fu Chris Rosetti.
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4. LIQUID SIN music video on DVD
Filmed live, featuring a new release of "Liquid Sin" from our TIme For Change 2008 album with special effects by Spike Jones. Filmed, directed, edited, and produced by Charles E. Watson.
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5. EPIDEMIC 2010, by Charles Watson & Hollow Council (The Council Players), single on Solidspace Studio private label, September 2009.
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6. GHOST BIKE BUILDER
2010 single on CD by HOLLOW COUNCIL
written and produced for Ghost Bike Builder Reality show theme song
Recorded by Hollow Council : Charles Watson, guitars & vocals, Shane Walker, drums
Dave Mennig, vocals, Josh Cummings, bass
Produced by Charles Watson
Music by Charles Watson and Josh Cummings
Lyrics by Charles Watson, Josh Cummings, and White Wolf
Engineered by Charles Watson
Recorded at Arizona Music Academy, Tempe, AZ, and Solidspace Studios, AJAZ - June 2010
Mixed, Mastered, and duplicated by Charles Watson
Graphic design by M. E. Kibler for Solidspace Studio, AJAZ

This single features our working title and prototype for our next album.
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Visit charleswatsonhollowcouncil.com for individual player's discographies and more information band recordings, DVD, demos, and more.
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* please note that currently there are two MP3s available on our band website for listening and free dowload. They are made so people with modem connections can play them as well as with any high-speed connection.

Go to our band's online store for ba

Set List

We have a 2010 album project underway with a bit different focus than the 2008 album. And, along with the Time For Change crew, Charles Watson, guitars, Shane Walker, drums, and Josh Cummings, bass, we have Dave Mennig on lead vocals, a Huge and profound rock + everything voice.

STURGIS MOTORCYCLE RALLY 2010
960 Main St. Sturgis, SD (right across the street from the Sturgis Motorcycle Museum in the heart of the rally downtown)
August 9-15

Improvisational jams are also featured in our shows.

Besides introducing our new tunes, we also perform an assortment of songs off the 2008 album, Time For Change including:
Empty Man, Devil's Hand, Stop Watsing My Time, Liquid Sin, Stuffed Suits, Letter To God, Fracture Me, Tomorrow, Shadow, Plastic Icon, Never Rest & more

Sets are 45 min +, depending on the venue and booking arrangements.

Please contact Charles Watson for booking arrangements through our Sonicbids contact feature, contact at myspace.com/hollowcouncil, or through o