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Charles Locke / Bio

Many of these songs were RECORDED LIVE onto Digital Audio Tape on purpose, no overdubs, no mixing, no pitch correction, no nothing except go in the studio with the band and do it live in two or three takes. When we left the studio, we were done and I had the Master in my hands. And then of course there are others that were laborious. And on some songs I played all the instruments and sang all the harmonies myself, which I don't like doing. My favorite method is to record live so what you play is what you get. -- :Love to you all -- (^_^) -- And here's a short bio...
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Charles Locke began playing piano at the age of 12, the guitar at 14 and before graduating high school in Boston he had already written over 300 songs. And now, more than 4000 original songs later, he is still writing everyday as effortlessly as breathing. He has also written 4 books and for the last 6 years he has been writing celebrity stories every month for a magazine sold in New England and New York City. He has played guitar and sang with Jesse Ed Davis (who played on some of John Lennon’s solo albums), Tom Petty, Paul Simon, Gene Clark from the Byrds, Spencer Davis, Buddy Miles; he sang “We are the World” on the stage with Michael Jackson live on TV at the Grammy’s and he has worked with everyone from Brittany Spears, Maria Carey and Johnny Cash to Bob Dylan and The Rolling Stones. Besides being a musician, he has worked with the production of concerts from 5000 seat venues to 100 thousand seat stadiums, as well as being a touring stage manager. Charles Locke moved to Los Angeles, California in 2009. His full name is Charles Locke Govatsos and his stage name is Charles Locke. He worked for promoters in Boston from 1993 to 2008: Live nation, Clear Channel, Don Law, AEG etc… He worked at TD Garden aka Boston Garden, The Comcast Center, The Orpheum Theatre, The Wang Center, The Worcester Centrum, Bank of America Pavilion, and 100s of other venues. His last job in Boston was working with Niel Diamond at Fenway Park for AEG in 2008.
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A quote from Martin Olson (Disney creator, best selling author and screenplay writer )
"Charles Locke is one of the best and most prolific songwriters in Los Angeles. I agree with the other comments about how classic and catchy his hooks and melodies are. The most astonishing thing is how perfect his lyrical sense is. I'd recommend musicians go see his classic band perform his originals in Los Angeles, and for singers to contact Charles and cover his classic songs on their CDs."
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Got nothing but respect for your skill at turning out top hooks and wicked lyrics across any number of styles..from the clean, straight country of "empty heart" to the soulful ska sounds of "the day we met". amazing melodies and damn catchy songs!
MikeWhitePresents
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Your music and skills shine through everything I've heard so far. You had me hooked with "No Place Like Home" and I've since discovered how very diverse and talented you are. Wow! I'm hanging out here for awhile :-)
Delaney Simpson
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Your amazing...flat out..I call you the "Boston Songwriter Machine". You inspire me to write more and get better. I tip my hat to you and your trax!
Paul Amirault
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“Charles is a professional who commands 'lift off' at any event he produces. He is by nature a 'people person' who will work with anyone successfully and with dignity. His performances are consistently climactic. If Mick Jagger is unavailable to host your next event, call Charles, he's your man.”
David McCormack
Have a great day, unless you made other plans… sincerely...
Charles
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Here's my email and other links to connect with me… please feel free to say hello anytime.
Email
Charles@CharlesLocke.com
Facebook Personal Page
https://www.facebook.com/CharlesLocke
Facebook Music Page
https://www.facebook.com/CharlesLockeMusic
Reverbnation
http://www.reverbnation.com/CharlesLocke
Youtube
http://www.youtube.com/charleslockekeys
Twitter
https://twitter.com/CharlesLocke
Website
http://www.charleslocke.com
LinkedIn
http://www.linkedin.com/pub/charles-locke-govatsos/51/171/a3b
iTunes – Album – Charles Locke
https://itunes.apple.com/us/artist/charles-locke/id471190466
Amazon – Album – Charles Locke
http://www.amazon.com/Charles-Locke/dp/B006DHBY0Y/ref=sr_shvl_album_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1323512656&sr=301-1
iTunes – Album – Charles Locke and the Keys
https://itunes.apple.com/us/album/c.l.k./id471190461
Amazon – Album – Charles Locke and the Keys
https://itunes.apple.com/us/album/c.l.k./id471190461
Google +
https://plus.google.com/u/0/+CharlesLockeMusic/posts
Soundcloud
https://soundcloud.com/charleslocke
Vimeo
http://vimeo.com/charleslocke

General Info

Artist Name
Charles Locke
Home Page
http://www.reverbnation.com/charleslocke
Genres
Singer Songwriter / Rock 'n Roll / Pop / Blues / Jazz / Country

Contact Info

Location
Los Angeles, CA
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