"Long enough I've done different kinds of music and covers. During that time I gathered many ideas for my own pieces. Now it's time to publish 'em! "
Charles M. Mailer is known as a percussionist and drummer in various bands (including XMas-Gala-Big-Band Würzburg; Blues Surprise Band and Elvis Project Band). With his own songs - self accompanied on EPiano - he proposes a new, previously unknown side of his musical activity. Songs before - between - behind and beyond the Blues - authentic - partially autobiographical - from life on the road and the ordinary daily mess between humans.
Mailer shows that blues is not always a three-chord-twelve-bar music. He takes up influences from blues, soul, country, rock, jazz and many more and added personal experiences of his nearly 40 years of being a musician. Therefore he created his unique and creative stylemix called Blu:Soul or RhythmSoul.
In October 2014 he released his first CD-production "Live @ The Studio Lounge". A Mix between his own stuff and "pearls" of Rhythm& Blues/ Blues history like "Help The Poor" or "I don't need no Doctor". Some pieces were created in collaboration with the American free-lance lyricist and blues poet Freida W. Gantt from South Carolina who has contributed lyrics. The release oif the first Studio Album "Covered Up With Blues" is planed for spring/ summer 2015.
Charles M. Mailer is building together a lineup of diverse musical surprise guests for the recording sessions and bigger live performances. The cast ranges from a quartet (guitar-bass-drums-piano) to a XL-band with solo instruments such as blues harp, sax or violin.
Charles M. Mailer - vocals, keyboards, piano, accustic-guitar & percussion
"Steve" Kai Hetzel - all kind of guitar instruments & backing-vocals
Johannes Böhm - e-bass
"Uncle Ernie" Ernst Luksch - drums, percussion and plugins
Martin "Riverroad" Vogel - keyboards, piano, moog sythesizer, violin & guitar
musical guests & friends (2012-2014):
Andy Kümmert - vocals & guitars
Laura Rosl - vocals & piano
Jochen Volpert - guitars
Vitek Spacek - guitars
Vladi Strecker - saxophones
Georg Kolb - bass
Sebbo Schneider - bluesharp
Thomas Gawlas - bass & vocals
Jan Reinelt - piano & keyboard
Marcus Schölch - organ & keyboard
Gerd Hart - vocals
Dirk Schade - bass
Phone: +49 (0) 172-660 3067