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Vince Charming

Rank #14 US Berkeley, CA Americana / Alt-Country / Singer/Songwriter
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50% of sales go to the charity Oxfam America.

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Sounds Like: Neil Young, Ryan Adams, The Band, The Jayhawks, Gram Parsons

Bio: Vince Charming is a multi-talented, multi-faceted, multi-instrumentalist, who has been delighting California audiences for over thirty years. As a leader, bassist, and songwriter for the ‘Lektrik Submarine, he helped pioneer the neo-psychedelic wave that hit Berkeley in 1983. In 1985 he formed an... See Full Bio

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Twitter_icon_for_status: Vince Charming has a show on 09/12/2014 at 09:00 PM @ Winters Tavern in Pacifica, CA http://t.co/yXtKTnpfjB #concert

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Brand New Song
May 19, 2013
I'm excited today...I just wrote a brand new song, "There Comes a Moment" [more]
Hi Fans
Jul 7, 2012
Welcome to the Vince Charming app. Hope you like it. [more]
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  • Fri

    Oct 10


    Hayward, CA, US | 9:00pm

    Hayward, CA, US
    Fri Oct 10 9:00pm

    Details

    Vince Charming and his Band triumphantly return to one of the best venues in the East Bay for Americana: the Bistro in Hayward. The band will play three full sets featuring new tunes, songs from his latest CD, "Everything I Know About Love", and his previous two CD's as well as choice covers by the likes of the Beatles, Dylan, Johnny Cash, the Everly Brothers, and Ryan Adams. Don't miss this great opportunity to hear Vince and His Band and enjoy some great craft beer!

  • Sat

    Oct 11


    Benicia, CA, US | 8:00pm

    Benicia, CA, US
    Sat Oct 11 8:00pm

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    Vince Charming is a multi-talented, multi-faceted, multi-instrumentalist, who has been delighting California audiences for over thirty years. As a leader, bassist, and songwriter for the ‘Lektrik Submarine, he helped pioneer the neo-psychedelic wave that hit Berkeley in 1983. In 1985 he formed and led the Coffee Achievers whose original and high energy blend of Rock, R&B, Reggae, and Be-bop thrilled Bay Area audiences. In May of 1985 he premiered his original Rock Opera, The Artist, at U.C. Berkeley’s Wheeler Auditorium to a standing ovation. Written under the supervision of poet/author Ishmael Reed, The Artist tells of one man’s struggle to stay true to his artistic vision in the Reagan era.After reinventing himself as an acoustic guitar playing, singer-songwriter in the early nineties Charming relocated to Southern California where he became a popular figure at many of the area’s top acoustic venues including Highland Grounds and the Iguana Cafe. In the Bay Area Charming has appeared in such varied venues as the Hotel Utah, Jupiter, Last Day Saloon, Ireland’s 32, the Starry Plough, Blakes, the Oakland Metro, Ashkenaz, the Bistro in Hayward, Johnny Foleys, the San Gregorio General Store, Becketts, the Plough & Stars, Peri’s Silver Dollar, Black Rose Irish Pub, Kensington Circus Pub, and the Atlas Cafe. In early 2005 he released a solo EP, Five Reel Film, an exercise in “aural cinema” that presents five Charming originals. Vince Charming formed the New Americans in 2005 which played a tasty blend of music that redefined Americana: a bit of rockabilly and ole school country, a dash of bluegrass, a hint of San Francisco psychedelia, and a pinch of classic rock. So Many Me’s, his first full-length solo CD was released on August 23, 2008. Vince released his third solo CD, Everything I Know About Love on June 15, 2013 in which he continues to redefine Americana for a new millennium. He is currently performing with the all new Vince Charming Trio featuring multi-instrumentalist Mike Grow and bassist Bruce Kleinman singing material from his new release, songs from throughout his career and choice covers by the likes of Johnny Cash, George Jones, Bob Dylan, Ryan Adams, The Band & the Beatles. In the summer of 2013, Vince will add drummer Brian McVay for a series of full band shows.

  • Sat

    Oct 25


    Lafayette, CA, US | 3:00pm
    Orchard Nursery Harvest Fes...
    Lafayette, CA, US
    Sat Oct 25 3:00pm

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    Vince and His Band return for their third appearance at the annual Orchard Haunted Harvest festival. Expect two full sets of great Americana featuring songs from throughout Vince's recording career as well as some choice covers from you favorite Americana artists...and there might even be a "spooky" song or two thrown in for the season!

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