songs from the heart
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About Brent Charles............
This unique vocalist, originally from Long Island, New York, comes from a large musical family that spans the globe. Demonstrating deep warm tones to a vibrant whistle register with a vocal range of more than four octaves, Brent Charles sings in English, Spanish, French, Italian, Portuguese, and Hebrew and performs a variety of genres from Pavarotti, Sinatra and Barry White to Ne-Yo, Prince, Phillip Bailey, and Bruno Mars.
Traveling extensively Brent developed a keen interest in various forms of art early in life. Since his father wanted him to have a secure future with a “real job”, Brent initially studied computer technology/engineering and worked with his father at IBM for a short while before eventually embarking on a U.S. & South Pacific tour. Receiving a scholarship to the University of Miami Frost School of Music furthered his musical growth and desire. Although Brent is also a professional S.A.G. eligible actor/model and a professional visual artist (abstract & surrealism; mediums - acrylics, oils, and watercolor), his primary focus is unquestionably his first love, music.
Throughout his tranquil, jovial, or energetic high-voltage performances, he personalizes each song drawing from his own life experiences and multi-cultural background while staying true to each individual art form. In addition to the influence of his mother, Cynthia Young Sheppard, and his uncle, Arthur Young of the Lafayette Afro Rock Band and ICE, two of his greatest musical influences are his two grandmothers, one of African-American decent and the other from Trinidadian-Latin American, Caribbean & Mediterranean decent. Collectively their guidance and musical instruction encouraged him to develop the vocal skills to authentically perform Jazz (Brazilian & American Standards & Swing), Hip-Hop, R&B, Merengue, Salsa, Top 40, Calypso, Reggae, Rock, Country, Blues, Classical, Progressive, House, and other International genres. Brent is also privileged to work with and learn from some of the world's finest jazz musicians. Gina Maretta has also strongly influenced his vocal development using the same Bel Canto method that his grandmother taught him.
*** His experience includes touring/performing internationally with some of the world's most talented musicians as the lead vocalist and/or bandleader for original bands, orchestras, and cover bands at numerous concerts, charities, weddings, country clubs, conventions, festivals, sporting events, etc. Additional past live performances include venues such as Arsht Center, the Orange Bowl, and opening for national acts as the original Drifters in Palm Beach at The Breakers Hotel, Earth, Wind & Fire in Miami, and Paul Anka at Mar-a-Lago and even intimate gatherings such as Ivana Trump's engagement party. Studio recordings include projects with Ron Taylor at The Hit Factory/Criteria Records, original music bands such as Rico Monaco & Sol Sons, and various songwriters.