NEWS AND UPCOMING EVENTS FROM CHARLIE OTTO + HIS GEAR
the 2023 album “collaborations volume 1” has been out for a few weeks, and i’ve been thrilled to hear people shouting out requests at my recent shows. i’ve also been selling some records online and at shows, very exciting.
now i am thrilled to announce an album release show, which will be truly epic. 16 ! of my collaborators will join me to perform most of the songs off the record plus a handful more. i’ve never used the word star-studded before, but maybe now is the time for it. list of performers below, but first, here are details of the show:
July 11, 2023
$FREE w RSVP
RSVP link: click here
performers, in order from left to right in picture above:
Leslie Hunt, Kevan Eftekhari, Kiley Moore, Alan Maniacek, Nate Urbansky, Kasey Foster, Ryan Chamlin, Leslie Beukelman, My Boy Elroy, Matt Rezetko, PHENOM, Matt Walker, Joe Re, Papamack, Ryan Tedder, Patrick Dinnen
after 18 grueling months of work, here is a new full length music video: “what’s that say” featuring leslie beukelman
leslie beukelman – vocals
thorne brandt – video help
kasey foster – choreography
matt rezetko – percussion
rollin weary – mix
brandyn spacely – equipment
in march of 2020, when we all found out we were gonna be at home for a while, i hit up a bunch of musicians to see who wanted to collaborate remotely. a lot of them did, so this album is 18 of my favorite projects during that time.
currently, you can buy a compact disc here
here are the digital links:
for all music videos and lyrics, go here
charlie is playing a series of shows in San Diego/LA and then on the way home. here are some dates:
feb 18 – SimpleBar (Los Angeles, CA)
feb 20 – Sand Dollar Downtown (Las Vegas, NV)
feb 22 – The Fremont (Des Moines, IA)
feb 23 – Brokedown Palace (Omaha, NE)
feb 24 – Byron’s (Pomeroy, IA)
feb 25 – The Lift (Dubuqe, IA)
all details can be found at https://tourbox.songkick.com/artists/10191346/calendar
The GEAR + 1 are back at Chop Shop Jan 13, 2023. This place is so special to me, I chronicle each performance as part of the Chop Shop series. This is the 4th time, and here’s why it’s gonna be special: i moved my sessions from a mac to a PC, just so i could use a new computer program called “Hive,” which I’m currently beta testing for my friend Vince Naples (aka DRMBT). It allows real-time video manipulation that I connect to the music. Hard to explain, so come to the show for more details.
Buy tix here.