Who knew that Soul Jazz and Contra Dancing would work so well together? CSM owes a big thanks to Sherry Nevins for making the connection and helping us take our show beyond the jazz clubs and bars were accustomed to playing, into the community center's that fill up for these dances with the lovely folks of the contra community. Another big thanks goes to Lindsey Dono, who's co-called our last two shows along with Sherry, and who's also been a big part of our introduction to the contra world.
We'll be continuing to play contra dances, as well as all kinds of clubs, venues, parties, etc. so check back for updates on where to find us next, and shoot us a message if you're interested in booking us for your next event!
We've been hard at work in our Phinneywood rehearsal studio, cranking out new tunes for you to enjoy at our upcoming shows :) You can check out the "shows" tab above for dates and info. Hope to see you there!
We had a blast playing Northwest Folklife again this year! Thanks to all you fabulous dancers for doing your thing :)
Next up: June 7th, we'll be playing the finish line for the Woodinville Wine Ride, a new event from Cascade Bicycle Club. They always throw great events and we're thrilled to be a part of this one. There's still time to register if you want in, so check it out! http://www.cascade.org/ride-major-rides/woodinville-wine-ride
Here we are! We're on the interwebs! Excited to have this resource available for y'all. Check this page out for info on upcoming shows, new music releases, and, y'know, all the other fun things that band web pages have to offer. There may even be blog posts from band members who want to rant and rave about God knows what. That's up to them. And you reading it- that's up to you. But you've probably read enough already (for now at least) so I'm gonna end this rant with one last tidbit-
if you haven't already done so, sign up for our email list and/or like us on facebook! It's quick and easy and then we can make sure you actually get those updates on what's happening. Just click the little buttons on the bottom left of this page and they'll take you where you need to go.
Thanks for reading y'all, much love!
They're here! Very excited to release the first two singles for our upcoming album. Download them for free here: https://charlesstreetmessengers.bandcamp.com/releases
Enjoy & Share!
Very pleased to announce that we will be releasing the first two singles for our upcoming album at this years NW Folklife Festival. We play on May 27th at 8:35pm at the Mural Stage, and if you come see us after the show we'll be more than happy to hand you a download card for FREE! We're excited about these tunes and want you all to get a chance to listen to them. If you like what you hear, then stay tuned for our album release which is slated for late summer/early fall.
Can't make it to our set at NWFL? We'll be posting a link to download the singles on this page as well, so just check back here anytime on/after May 27th!
Happy to announce that CSM is currently in the midst of recording our first EP! Keep your eyes (and ears) out for our first singles releasing later this spring, and the full EP early this summer. What formats should we release in? Send us a message (thru contact section) and let us know!
In the meantime- check out our video section for a sneak peek into our recording process... more to come!
We hope everybody had a ball ringin' in 2016! Big things are gonna be happenin' this year...
~ Peace & Love, CSM ~
We're releasing our brand new single "Tailored Suit" at Nectar lounge as the featured artist for Mo Jam Monday on July 24th at 9pm, hope to see you there!
But even if you can't make it, do enjoy the track - head over to our bandcamp where you can download it for "$0 or more" =) https://charlesstreetmessengers.bandcamp.com/track/tailored-suit
CSM plays original soul jazz for peoples young & old & shy & bold, at venues all across the NW and beyond. Bars? Yup. Contra Dances? We do that. Festivals? Of course! Weddings? Talk to us. Let loose & have fun, love life! That's what we do and you should too!
We are: Brittain Barber (sax), Minami Fukuda (vocals), Jon Goneau (piano, organ), Tyler Hamilton (guitar), Dylan Hughes (bass), Brandon Hunter (trombone), Kyle Kirkpatrick (drums)