I recently had the joy of working on a song for the Amazon Christmas Soul Compilation with Chicago soul legend JC Brooks. Check out Back Door Santa here: https://www.amazon.com/Back-Door-Santa-Amazon-Original/dp/B07771D6Q9/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1511987281&sr=8-1&keywords=jc+brooks+back+door
Hollows Sophomore LP Available April 10th
I don't think anyone who checked out Zooey Deschanel's band She and Him at Millennium Park in Chicago a few summers back would forget the killer girl band that opened up the show. I've been lucky to run into the members of Hollows a few more times since then both playing with JC Brooks... Continue Reading →
New Pages & Upcoming Shows
Charles Mantis is evolving faster than I can keep up with. Please check out the new fan page and e.p. preview. Please hit like to help get the band approved to become and official fund raising group and write me an email with any ideas about what nonprofits should benefit from the proceeds. Tuesday October... Continue Reading →
Bloodshot Records and JC Brooks and the Uptown Sound Get it Together to Make a Baby!
The Chicago soul band has spent the last few years fine tuning the record Want More which will be released on Bloodshot Records October 25th 2011. It seems like it wasn't that long ago I met these guys while recording horns for their epic version of Wilco's I am Trying to Break Your Heart. Since... Continue Reading →
Syl Johnson @ West Fest Chicago 7/10/11 7 p.m.
I'm excited to announce that I'm playing with the great Syl Johnson this coming Sunday evening. Who is Syl Johnson? He is famous for working with Al Green producer Willie Mitchell and has been sampled heavily by artists such as Wu-Tang Clan, Public Enemy and the Geto Boys. Listen to Syl on Numero Group's page. ... Continue Reading →
Summer 2010 Update
2010 Has been a great year so far; playing an event for Playboy Magazine with Black Bear Combo, a song with Jody Watley and a performance at Lollapalooza with Mumford & Sons. I've also recorded on a number of soundtracks written by Carl Sondrol for MSN.com, Orbit gum and Collegehumor.com. In Chicago you can see... Continue Reading →