Monday, March 09, 2015

Charles Bradley plays first ever Auckland show

Very excited about this one!

Interview from NZ Herald: "Charles Bradley is the ultimate soul survivor. The kid raised in a Brooklyn housing project, who endured years of hardship and who moonlighted as a James Brown impersonator, found fame as the so-called "Screaming Eagle of Soul" at the age of 62.

He's now 66 and still riding high on the success of his late-in-life debut, 2011's No Time For Dreaming and the 2012 documentary Soul of America, which took Bradley's rags-to-riches story to the world.

"I know one thing, they're putting me on every stage," chuckles Bradley, who had just performed three nights at the Apollo in New York, as part of the Daptone Super Soul Revue, when we spoke over the phone.

His voice is strained and croaky; he sounds exhausted. And no wonder. A quick look online at his touring schedule for the first half of the year shows this man is busy. The Ecuador Jazz Festival, a quick stopover in Auckland for a one-off gig, the Bluesfest in Byron Bay and Coachella in California, to list just a few of his shows..." 

Bradley returns to New Zealand in 2015 as part of the celebration of the release of his second album Victim of Love: an offering of gratitude to his fans and supporters, packed with joy and a broader musical scope, including experiments with the psychedelic soul The Temptations explored in the early '70s.

Show is Thursday March 26, at the Powerstation, tickets via Ticketmaster.

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