Nik discovered singer Charles Bradley at the beginning of last year and we were lucky enough to see the Screaming Eagle of Soul headlining Grillstock months later. His passion, coupled with his young band highlighted that in spite of his years, Charles was new to the music industry. Well, sort of. Following a tough career playing small clubs as Black Velvet, a James Brown tribute act, Charles was signed and released his first album No Time for Dreaming in January 2011, aged 62.
Go listen and buy this and his just released second album if you’re a fan of a soul, watch the documentary Charles Bradley: Soul of America (currently on the BBC iplayer) and buy them if you have a heart.