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Charlie Dentel Story
Since the mid '80's, Charlie Dentel has been bringing his unique brand of original rock and roll, roots, and soul music to audiences in the midwest, the east coast, and the west coast. First with a band called Third Rail and then Juice, formed with Ahvram Novetsky, Ben Wilson, and Alex Johnson, Dentel performed all over the midwest and released Juice's self-titled LP in 1989.
From 1991-1994, Dentel lived in San Francisco, CA and performed in a band called Big Fun with guitarist/producer Matt Singleton, and maintained a solo presence recording and performing at venues including the Club Komotion and the Bottom of the Hill. Dentel was featured on a Komotion International Compilation CD in 1993.
From 1994-1996, Charlie studied music at Cornish College of the Arts in Seattle, WA and continued as a solo artist at venues including the OK Hotel and the Crocodile Cafe.
In 1996, he formed the group Five Ton Creek in Ann Arbor with Ahvram Novetsky and Brian Delaney, performing at venues including the Blind Pig and the Gypsy Cafe until 2000, when Dentel teamed up with Brian Delaney for his first solo CD release with Walls of Stone.
Charlie followed that CD up with a collaboration with the Motor City Horns called Innocent Things in 2003. Performances with this project included the Ann Arbor Summer Festival, the Ypsilanti Heritage Festival, and Greektown Casino.
Charlie Dentel is also a dedicated music educator and holds a position as a K-5 General Music Teacher in the Plymouth-Canton Community School District in Plymouth, MI. The fall of 2013 will mark his 15th year as a music teacher. His choirs perform at the Village Theater in Canton, MI and Compuware Arena in Plymouth, MI.