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Friday, May 3rd, 2013 at 8:00pm
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. For a brief time in the mid-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, Blake’s, the Oakland Metro, Ashkenaz, the Bistro in Hayward, Johnny Foleys, the San Gregorio General Store, Beckett's, the Plough & Stars, Peri's Silver Dollar, Black Rose Irish Pub, Kensington Circus Pub, and the Marin Brewing Company. In early 2005 he released a solo CD, Five Reel Film. Described as “aural cinema”, this work presents five vintage 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 was his first full-length solo CD and was released on August 23, 2008. Vince continues to write and record new music, and will release his third solo CD, "Everything I Know About Love" in spring of 2013. He is currently performing as a duo with multi-instrumentalist Mike Grow singing material from his upcoming release, songs from his previous two CD's, and choice covers by the likes of Johnny Cash, Bob Dylan, Neil Young, The Band & the Beatles.
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