MP3 Charles Law and Jagged - Corrupted Sophistication
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ROCK: Funk Rock, ROCK: Americana
Sounds: Twisted Americana Acoustic Funk
Groove-a-licious string slappin' acoustic guitar delivered with raw passionate vocals atop thick bass and funky percussion. Fronted by the intense vocals of modern songwriter/guitarist Charles Law, backed by the sexy Christine Perior on 4 & 5 string Bass, and the red hot drummer Bradley Buley.
"Beyond loving the sound here, the melody is good and the musicianship/production is exceptional. Very creative with definite adventurous vision." Taxi, May 2003
Nationally spinning on 125+ college radio stations during Spring 2003, their latest release "Corrupted Sophistication" reported Top 30 on 22 stations, hitting #1 in New Hampshire, #3 in Chicago, #4 in Texas and Cape Cod, #5 in Brooklyn, NY and #6 in Northern California.
Charles Law and his band Jagged puts freedom, dance and fun into any club or party. Their energetic stage performance delivers percussive textures, swampy licks and soulful lyrics over deep funk bass and danceable upbeats.
"Known for intense vocals and unmercifully assaulting his acoustic guitar ...", Matthew Singer, The Reporter
"Imagine the acoustic funk of Jason Mraz, Dave Matthews & John Mayer combined with the raw vocal energy of Johnny Cash. Now throw in some kick-ass bass riffs (female bass players rule!), slammin' drum licks, and a "monster sexy" guitarist who switches between Jimi Hendrix-style electric guitar and a merciless assault of slapping the freakin' sh*t out of his poor ol' battered Martin acoustic -- tuned way down below buffalo hell -- and you'll start to get the idea. Just listen and see what I mean!" Ken Eros, Zircon Skye, Jan 2003
She saw him slapping the crap out of his acoustic guitar at a speakeasy in the sky. He watched her play smokin' hot bass licks with the upscale infamous. "I like your go-go boots," he said. "You're tuned down" she said, "that's slinky."
So songwriter Charles, (he sounds like Jimi Hendrix & Johnny Cash), hooked up with hardcore/funk bassist Christine (she played with Tantrum, Martha Davis of The Motels, Mario Calire of Wallflowers, & Cassandra Denver). The hot drummer Bradley Buley, in a psychic trance, wandered in (he's played with Euphoria and Jonathan McEuen of Nitti Gritti Dirt Band fame). The jammin' EP "That's Why" was recorded with guest appearances by drummer Jim Christie (he tours with Dwight Yoakam and Lucinda Williams), and The Warm Guns' Jeff Scott-Evans. Top that with a guest appearance on their latest release Corrupted Sophistication by Grammy-winning David Bianco, and there's a party.
Check out their groovy, swampy funk.
2003 Music Video "Corin" directed by Russell Kostner
2003 Single "Darlin'" on AFIRM Records
2003 LP "Corrupted Sophistication..." on AFIRM Records
2002 Single "That's Why" on AFIRM Records
2002 EP "Charles Law and Jagged" on AFIRM Records
Alternative Funk Independent Rock Music
8778 Mupu Road
Santa Paula, CA 93060
Singer / Songwriter / Guitars
At 13 years old, Charles would sneak into his neighbor's house to play guitar. Charles received his own guitar after agreeing to play Johnny Cash songs for his family. By 15 years of age, Charles was playing latin-style jams with the Latino 13th Street boys in Santa Paula, California. Charles is an accomplished singer/songwriter and an exciting acoustic guitar performer. In addition to the reputation for his intense vocals, guitar slapping technique and screaming electric guitar leads in his former rock band "Zero Discipline," Charles also plays a variety of stringed and percussive instruments.
Christine has been a bassist on the Southern California scene with the famous and the obscure. She toured with Martha Davis of The Motels for 3 years performing The Motel's hits "Only The Lonely" and "Suddenly Last Summer" and appeared on MTV playing Martha's new song "Miss Lonely Hearts". Christine's song "Imagine That", with her hardcore band "Tantrum", was on KSBX radio's playlist for over 7 months. She collaborates with Mario Calire (Wallflowers), Theo Mordey (Jesus Christ Superstar), Kevin McCormick (Donna Summers). Christine has also played with Aspen transplants Suzanne Paris, David Holster and Cassandra Denver (John Denver).
Drums and Percussion
Brad is a groovin' hot drummer with a funky jazz upbringing. He is known for his reggae chops and awesome hand drum performances. Brad has performed with Dreamworks' Jonathan McEuen ("Nitti Gritti Dirt Band"), and "Euphoria". Brad can make any object a groovy percussive instrument. _________________________________________________
Sept 4: Music video "Corin" premiere, Hollywood Intl Student Film Festival
Sept 1: Radio Free Burning Man 106.5
Aug 2: After Fair Party w B95.1
June 12: San Francisco Union Square performance
May 6: On air interview at WPMD, Cerritos, CA
May 4: Pilot artist for Rock Revolution radio syndication
Spring: #1 on WKNH, New Hampshire
Spring: Top 30 on 22 college radio stations
April 26: Feature in LA Times Ventura Star
March 12-15: SXSW Convention Center performance, Austin, TX
March 7: Live on-air performance on 95.9 The Octopus
March 6: Profile in VCReporter MoleTracks
March: Added to 95.9 The Octopus Rock Revolution playlist
Mar-July: CMJ Nationwide Radio airplay on 125+ college & NPR stations
Feb 27: CMJ New Music "Certain Damage" national in-store/radio CD
Feb 1: Interview on 95.9 The Octopus
Dec 7, 2002: Live on-air performance on 95.9 The Octopus
Nov 26, 2002: Profile in The Reporter
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