Charlie Wood

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Charlie Wood is a talented and versatile singer, songwriter and keyboardist whose eclectic musical style incorporates elements of popular music, jazz, blues and traditional R&B. Born in Memphis in 1967, Charlie studied classical piano from an early age and jazz piano in high school and college. He spent 1990 on the road as keyboardist for legendary blues guitarist Albert King, with whom he toured the U.S. and Europe.

For over fifteen years the Charlie Wood Trio performed nightly at the King’s Palace Café on Beale Street (the heart of the Memphis music scene, and officially recognised as the “Home of the Blues” by an act of Congress). During their tenure at the Palace such musical luminaries as Rufus Thomas, B.B. King, George Coleman, Joey DeFrancesco, Alvin Batiste, Tony Reedus, Georgie Fame and many others stopped by to sit in and play with the band. On a recent tour in England, Robert Plant joined Charlie onstage to sing some of his favourite Memphis R&B classics. Charlie’s work has earned him numerous musical accolades, including the N.A.R.A.S. “Premier Player Award” for Keyboards and the Beale St. Merchants’ Association “Entertainer of the Year” award.

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