The sound is mine. Even when I do another artist’s music – It’s their song, but my style.
Performer and Promoter
In 1968, Charles began performing with a group named The Black Magic Band. As a member of the band, he developed and honed his stage presence and performance skills. During the 1970s, he had the opportunity to work with the likes of Grammy soul singer Betty Wright and also performed with legend Chick Willis and Joe Tex. In addition, he became the keyboard player for the popular r&b singer Will Hatcher. This early exposure to music professionals helped Charles form an ear for wide-ranging musical styles and abilities.
He eventually joined with Jimmy Liggins – the brother of r&b legend Joe Liggins – to continue to promote other artists and talent. Together with his late wife Katherine, Charles started a local access television show called Kidfest TV. The goal of the program was to bring talented children the exposure they deserved from larger audiences. For over a decade the show's success garnished attention from Oprah’s Harpo productions, Star Search, and The Apollo Theatre. KidsFest was Charles’ way of giving back to a younger generation. With the passing of his wife, the love of his life, he began to return the focus on his own music.
The Style of a Solo Artist
For over thirty years, Charles Alexander managed groups of talent and their publicity. However, a recent renewed focus on his solo career has amplified the evolution of his style. With his ability to play keyboards, bass, and strings, Alexander has a wide array of options when composing. Whether it is original music or performing covers, Alexander’s artistic goal is to produce a unique sound. He explains, “ The sound is mine. If I do another artist’s music – It’s their song, but my style.”