CHARLEY is an artist looking to bring back the spirit of the 70s through her style and vibe while still maintaining a modern R&B-soul sound. CHARLEY creates epic instrumentals to coincide with her soulful, belting voice and melodies. These melodies are often accompanied by emotional and meaningful lyrics that relate to CHARLEY’s personal experiences and mental health. Her sound has been described as Amy Winehouse meets Led Zeppelin.
CHARLEY grew up in New Haven, CT, and found her passion for the performing arts at the age of six starting in theater. Till her teens, she auditioned for off and on Broadway productions and booked roles such as Helen Keller (The Miracle Worker) and Elle (Legally Blonde). She attended multiple theater schools such as Lee Strasberg and Yale University. Her voice alone led her to win regional singing competitions and perform at the Apollo Theater in Harlem, NYC at the age of fourteen. After realizing she had a bigger passion for creating her artistry, she began to pursue a career in music. After her acceptance into Berklee College of Music in 2018, she began to learn piano, guitar, and write her songs. A highlight during her time at Berklee has been her 2019 performance as one of Berklee’s top ten vocalists at Singers Night. While creating her sound and style she’s finally found an outlet to cope with the anxiety and depression she was diagnosed with in her teens. This outlet has taken the form of dressing like a 70s diva and belting soulful-R&B-rock melodies. CHARLEY has created a motto for herself that reads: “to forget yourself is to free yourself is to find yourself.” Through her music and 70s presence, she looks to create an environment where this motto and individuality can thrive.