RELEASE DATE: 4/11/2019
When it comes to musical performance, Charlie Bereal has done it all. Over the course of his 20+ year career, he’s performed with and written for some of the greatest Hip Hop and R&B artists of our time (JAY-Z, Aaliyah, Snoop Dogg, and Missy Elliot to name a few). Now, he’s shifting gears to focus on his career as a solo artist.
Originally released in 2019, 11-11-11 was recorded over the course of a few casual hangs in Los Angeles. Charlie invited his friends Jairus Mosey and Raphael Saadiq to join him in the studio and the trio started to jam. “We were just recording for fun – it wasn’t for a specific project at first. Afterward, I listened back and decided to turn the best parts into individual songs.” This flexible approach combined with Charlie’s masterful production resulted in a soulful, psychedelic blend of original R&B. Think Sly and the Family Stone or Funkadelic.
Charlie was born in Los Angeles and raised in Pasadena, CA. Musical talent runs in his family. He started performing at his grandfather’s church at a very young age. “My grandfather was a pastor, and my dad was a preacher,” he explained. “I started playing in the church band when I was 10, and I was drumming even earlier than that.” When he was 16, Charlie and his brother Kenneth started making music professionally. He still works on music with his cousins on a regular basis. “I come from a very talented family. I can count at least seven family members who play professionally these days.”
Stay tuned for more original music from this Grammy nominated legend.