Michael Charles and his band | 07/08/2024

Michael Charles and his band | 07/08/2024

The year was 1984. With a new found confidence and looking to the future, a young musician from Melbourne, Australia decided the time was right to strike out on his own two feet and take the solo billing of “Michael Charles”. The next few years were filled with a heavy promotional schedule, writing, recording, touring, refining his style and enjoying the self-expression and hard work of presenting his own music.

In 1989 a turning point in his life and career materialized in the form of an invitation from Mr. Buddy Guy’s management to perform with Buddy Guy’s Legends in Chicago. Without hesitation Michael travelled the 12,500 miles. After the privilege of performing with many more blues greats in Chicago, Charles returned to Australia. However within days he was back on a plane with the firm intention of staying in America this time and building his career. Soon after landing an opportunity quickly presented itself and MC accepted the honour to join the legendary “Fast Fingers” Jimmy Dawkins and toured the US for two years.

Some thirty years later, Michael Charles’ roots lie in America and his career includes a catalog of forty releases, his induction into the Chicago Blues Hall of Fame and the recognition that he remains one of America’s most passionate artists. He continues to record and tour non-stop annually throughout the U.S., Canada and Australia, delivering at every stop a precise, energetic, intense, original, guitar-driven concert of contemporary blues, “MC-style.”

Sail with him from 7:00 PM to 9:00 PM on Mondays, June 24, July 1, 8, 15, 22, 29, or August 5 and 12. You won’t want to miss this show as you enjoy the phenomenal sunset over the Chicago skyline. To purchase tickets, go to