The Charlie Brechtel Band
There is a history, a legacy and a brotherhood that comprise the soul of the American biker. Those are also the elements that separate the music of The Charlie Brechtel Band from any other musician or band who aim their talents at the motorcycling community.
Charlie doesn’t just play the kind of rockin’ blues that is the perfect soundtrack to the biker way of life; he takes his listeners into a world that began in America’s post WWII years, screamed through the 50s and 60s and has evolved into one of the most powerful and envied sub-cultures that this country has ever produced.
His legendary music pays homage to the biker lifestyle in a way that no other musician has ever done. Charlie Brechtel weaves the personalities who pioneered this way of life into the hearts of all his songs. Men like Sonny Barger, Wino Willie Forkner, the Bravo Borthers…vintage bikes like the indian…biker Meccas like Sturgis, Daytona Beach, and the Buffalo Chip…all supply the ever-sharp edge to the music of Charlie Brechtel.
Charlie’s roots extend back to his hometown of New Orleans…the tradition of that town…the power…the feel…it’s all there…it’s deep within his blood. He’s played with Greg Allman and John Lee Hooker…his CDs feature some of the best musicians in blues and rock ‘n roll today…he’s played Sturgis and countless other major biker events and venues…his tunes will be heard in upcoming specials on the History Channel and in the DVD that accompanies the book, “The Original Wild Ones.”
The soul of the American biker and the music of Charlie Brechtel are truly one and the same…
Charlie has worked with the likes of John Lee Hooker, Deacon Jones, Gregg Allman, B.B. King, Dr. John, Buddy Miles, Aaron Neville, Freddy Fender, Steppenwolfe and on and on…. He has his own stage every year at The Buffalo Chip in Sturgis and headlines every night!
Charlie has opened for artists such as Dave Mason, Foghat, Edgar Winter, Jackyl and a host of others. He is also a Composer, Arranger, Songwriter and Producer.
Hire the best biker band for your venue; motorcycle rallies, biker events, biker expos and more! When you hire Charlie for an unplugged acoustic set or the entire Charlie Brechtel Band you don’t just get a great motorcycle music player but also the experience of 40 years of motorcycle history and entertainment!