In 2001, Charlie’s live work included touring with the Voices of Classic Rock, featuring the vocal talents of such artists as: Spencer Davis, Pat Travers, Larry Hoppen (Orleans), Leslie West (Mountain), John Cafferty (Beaver Brown Band), Ronnie Hammond (Atlanta Rhythm Section), Jimi Jamison (Survivor), Dave Jenkins (Pablo Cruise), Alex Ligertwood (Santana), Glenn Hughes (Deep Purple), JoeLynn Turner (Deep Purple, Rainbow) & Mike Reno (Loverboy). The next year, the band went on to perform for the VH1 Classic concert in Maui. This would be aired by VH1 and DirecTV over the next 18 months. Charlie would also play live with Larry Hoppen’s Allstar Band (ex-Orleans) in and around Orlando. This culminated in involvement as drummer and engineer for their latest release “Still the One, Live”, a celebration of their 30 years in the business. Charlie would continue to work with Orleans, both on live shows, and the studio as sound engineer and drummer, recording their first studio album in almost 8 years. A new classic rock project was formed, born out of Orleans and VCR called Rock & Pop Masters (RPM) and in July 2010, he toured Iraq/Kuwait with them, (featuring Larry Hoppen, Joe Bouchard (Blue Oyster Cult), Jimi Jamison, Alex Ligertwood, & Skip Martin (Kool & the Gang). The next summer, he played a series of VCR concerts for Spectra Records, featuring JoeLynn Turner, Dave Jenkins, Robbie Dupree, Jimi Jamison, Jimmy Hall (Wet-Willy, Allman Brow), David Pack (Ambrosia), amongst others. He has continued to tour with Orleans, VCR, and RPM, as they expand their roster and increase their share of the marketplace.
February 1, 2017
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