Born, bred and still residing in St. Paul, Minnesota, Charley has been playing music since he was a teenager. Everything from open mic night, classic rock cover bands, solo acoustic gigs to numerous original bands that motivated him to start writing his own songs and pursuing his own musical vision. "I'm obsessed with writing and recording songs that reflect my love and appreciation for the bands that inspired me the most: The Beatles, Byrds, Kinks and Tom Petty.
I'm not trying to re-invent the wheel. I just try to write songs that convey some sense of emotion, tell a tale and present it all in a musical offering filled with hooks and melodies."