Heralding the end of the plastic pop explosion of the past decade, a New York band, Project Charlie, is making Rock and Roll music the way it was meant to be. Like an iron fist in a soft-bellied world, Project Charlie's music unabashedly tackles everything from war, to sex and life with a sound as diverse as it's members. Founded by Peter Smith (Vocals, Rhythm Guitar) and Neill MacCallum (Bass Guitar, Vocals), two friends who grew up playing music together in Manhattan, the bands lineup has grown into a crew of musician's musicians who came together through the movements of the great magnet. Neill stumbled upon drummer, Alec Menge, playing with a jazz troupe in Central Park. As Neill made his way home it started to rain forcing him to find shelter under a bridge where Alec had set up his kit and continued to drum. The rest as they say, is history. Jay Comer (Keyboards) was introduced through a mutual friend Peter met while surfing in Montauk, while their newest addition, Darren Korb (Lead Guitar, Vocals) a veteran of the band Iccarus, became involved after sitting in on a mixing session. Recently signed to Romulus X Records by Kenneth Colgate after years touring the New York Music scene as well as venues from Boston to Delaware, they have finished work on their first studio album "These Days." With songs that range from the satiric and romantic to the raw, unapologetic grit that snaps through the spine of today's desiccated music scene, the Project's sound pegs you square in the viscera and then brings you to your knees to shake you down again like some backalley sadist. Refusing to chain themselves to an ideal or genre, each members influence combines to create music as wild and organic as it was in the early days of Rock, when mother's tied their daughter's into bed each night to protect them from the virile and dangerous allure of wanton behavior and electric sex. - Remington St. James.
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