Charles Walker delivers funky original melodies on the sax and keyboards, while Porsche Carmon accents his music with her brand of soul on lead vocals. If Jill Scott and Pam Grier had a baby, it would be Porsche Carmon, that’s FUNK Sho’ Nuff.
The band’s brand of funk comes full circle with Alan Herzer on bass guitar and Terence Pettigrew on drums. The group’s sound has been said to be reminiscent of the legendary James Brown, Sharon Jones & the Dap-Kings and Tower of Power. Walker’s primary influences include Luther Allison, Stevie Wonder and Prince. Playing the saxophone since the sixth grade, a music teacher told him he had the perfect mouth for it. Like so many others, the Charles Walker Band is another group making their way as independents, and have been making music together for some time. With six albums to their credit, they have a plethora of original songs that can all be heard on their website at: http://www.reverbnation.com/charleswalkerband
The Charles Walker Band has opened for the likes of Aaron Neville, Robert Cray, BB King, Richard Marx, Eddie Shaw (Howlin’ Wolf’s Sax Player), Booker T, Earth, Wind & Fire, Cameo and Bernard Allison. They hit the road back in January, and their next date is this Friday, March 8th in Middleton, WI. Walker has no shortage of shows, with dates scheduled through the year until December 14th, where they’ll wrap the road trip in Milwaukee. The trio will take the stage all over Wisconsin, as well as Illinois, Kentucky, Minnesota, Ohio, Virginia, and North & South Carolina. Charles and company have even done a video for their latest single “Hope,” from their latest CD “Relentless.” You can see it here: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=68drh3U-y3c Other songs by the band include: “Soul Deep” “Funked Up” “In The Sun” and “Hollywood Hustler.”
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