From the mean streets of New York City
Charles Bradley defied all odds to become an international success – he transcended a bleak life on the streets and struggled through a series of ill-fitting jobs – most famously as a James Brown impersonator at Brooklyn clubs – before finally being discovered by Daptone Records.
Aged sixty-two he released his debut album that changed the face of soul. Charles Bradley sings with everything he’s got, overflowing with love and gratitude for his fans and his success. He’s here to bring you the love and show what soul can really be.
Charles Bradley will be supported by local funk aficionados The Brass Knuckle Brass Band, whose New Orleans style street band will get you in the mood with some big brass energy.
Due to poor weather, the Charles Bradley concert has been moved from outside the National Portrait Gallery, Canberra to Uncle Ben’s Electric Garden behind Questacon. Revised set times are as follows:
Crystal Barreca – 8.05pm
Sunshine Brothers – 8.55pm
The Brass Knuckle Brass Band – 9.40pm
Charles Bradley – 10.10pm