Deliciously Stanky. Dynamically Funky. Recklessly Hopeful. Grounded in soul, the Charles Walker Band has been compared to Prince, Bruno Mars, The Brand New Heavys, and James Brown. The Milwaukee based band has refined their sound into Neo-Funk, a fusion of funk infused rhythms with pop melodies. The three-piece band rehearses tirelessly in Charles’ basement, amidst couches and low ceilings, Charles having to stoop the entire time. Surprisingly, at the band’s shows, there are no fans. There is only family. The question posed at the beginning of the first song is, Are we family or not? The band evokes positive energy to their family members, who say they always feel better than when they arrived. The Charles Walker Band is Deliciously Stanky. Dynamically Funky. Recklessly Hopeful.
“Their sound appeals to me personally as I am a huge EWF, Sly, Stevie and Prince Fan.” – Roy Elkins, Broadjam President, Oct. 2017
“Tight, classy, kick ass…Deep grooving, high energy music…Music to season your soul with” – John Noyd, Maximum Ink, Sept. 2015
“chops are strong…command of the genre is certifiable, and who generate excitement at every turn.” – Jeff Tamarkin, Billboard