LI'L CHUCK THE ONE MAN SKIFFLE MACHINE
Li'l Chuck The One Man Skiffle Machine is an authentic one man band performing 'good time music with old time style'.
Blessed with the ability to handle multiple instruments at a time, he is the master of coordination: blowin', suckin' and pluckin' simultaneously! He cranks out the harmonica, resonator guitar, kick drum, hi hat, kazoo and vocals to give the audience a rollicking good time.
Li'l Chuck has spent a lifetime rummaging through the drawers of 1930's - 50's music. His mainly original songs are inspired by the sounds of the era - Blues, Early Jazz, Western Swing, Ragtime etc. and are uniquely presented in the style of the street performers from those glory days.
Originally hailing from the UK, Li'l Chuck first stomped out his music in Christchurch, New Zealand after relocating in 2003.
His debut album Blues In Full Swing was released in 2013 received high praise at home and abroad.
Until recently he spent almost 12 years in the Irish group The Black Velvet Band as well as performing solo and in other combos (The Hicks, and Johnny Ginger, The Swarm to name a few).
He also currently performs in and manages The Vanguard - the official house band of Canterbury rugby team, The Crusaders.
Chuck’s sophomore album Utility Blues is due for release on the 17th March 2017.
Seeing is believing – Li’l Chuck aims to prove that men can indeed, multitask…