Charles Newkirk (Guitarist) has established a career as being one of the most versatile live entertainment providers in the North Carolina area. Whatever your event needs may be, he will provide the perfect blend of music to entertain all audiences for any occasion.
The bridal chorus (here comes the bride) is done with a unique guitar arrangement for the ceremony; As well as other soothing instruments (vocalist is always o[ptional). Smooth jazz and tradition jazz guitar for the cocktail hour, and a dj playlist customized to your liking for your reception, all in one package!
Great isn't accurate enough. Charles was phenomenal. We had a cocktail party of 100+ under a tent in the pouring rain and nobody cared about the rain. Charles played great music and was wonderful. I received numerous compliments on him. He's talented, professional and set the perfect atmosphere for the party. Huge thank you to him. If you want a great musician and really nice guy book him now. Thank you Charles. Absolutely perfect !
Charles and Akia were wonderful. I was in contact with Charles frequently over the course of the year between when I booked them and the wedding date. He always responded promptly and professionally. Charles and Akia are extremely talented and I would recommend hem to anyone. The ceremony and cocktail hour music was phenomenal. Thank you for being a part of my big day!!!
I booked Charles for a celebration of life for my mom. It was an upbeat celebration, and meant to be fun. They were PERFECT!! They communicated often throughout the planning. Their set list was great, but what made it even better was their infectious love for what they do. Her voice is amazing, and the way they feed off one another is art. I'm critical too because I'm married to a musician.
Book them...because you will NOT be unhappy.
We used Charles Newkirk and friends for a recent fundraising event. They were perfect for what we needed. Light music during the cocktail hour then more lively music later in the evening. Akia Victor is such a talented vocalists. And they fit within our nonprofit budget! Will definitely use them again in the future.
Response from Charles Newkirk:
We really enjoyed ourselves! Thank you for the review.
I can honestly say that the music Charles Newkirk provided was top notch! PJ and Liz are both SUPER talented artists that will be sure to add that something extra to any event you may be having! They were SUPER easy to work with and VERY responsive via phone and email which was awesome! If you are looking for top notch musical entertainment for your next event, contact Charles and he will do you right! Thanks again PJ and Liz, you guys were the best vendors I worked with through the hectic wedding process!
Price Range: $150 - $2000
Charles Newkirk grew up in Raleigh NC, listening to the sounds of gospel at his church. He would watch the excitement of the musicians as they played their hearts. This sparked an appreciation for the emotion and sanctity of music. Though he did not play at the time he would marvel at the power music had to change one’s mood. He began to try different instruments. It makes sense that he would end up playing guitar seeing that his father played. There were three other guitarist in the church. All of them with different styles of play. One had a background in funk, another blues, and the other R and B. His father played old time gospel. This gave him a great appreciation for different styles of music.
With plans to go to college for engineering Charles made a change to pursue music. He proceeded to attend NCCU for a BM, concentration in jazz performance. Jazz was not his passion but was a great foundation to understand a facilitate learn virtually any style of music. He completed his studies and his music journey began.
Charles has had an opportunity in the last 10 years to work with various artist and cover bands, as well as give back to the Church that inspired him musically. He has had opportunities to teach, lead bands and produce.
Past Booked Events
|April 23, 2018 • 6:30pm - 8:00pm||Nonprofit Event|
|June 16, 2017 • 7:00pm - 11:00pm||Wedding Cocktail Hour|
|March 24, 2017 • 6:00pm - 8:00pm||Fundraiser|
|May 28, 2016||Wedding Ceremony|
|June 14, 2015||Funeral/Memorial Service|
|May 29, 2015||Fundraiser|
|December 31, 2014||Wedding Ceremony|
|September 27, 2014||Wedding Ceremony|
Here is a small sample of the playlist.....
A Change Is Gonna Come Sam Cooke B Flat
Ain't No Sunshine Bill Withers/... A Minor
Can't Take My Eyes Off of You Lauryn Hill E
Caught Up In The Rapture Anita Baker D
Cherish the Day Sade
Every Breath You Take The Police
Ex-Factor Lauryn Hill F Sharp
Feeling Good Nina Simone A Flat M
Get Here Oleta Adams B Flat M
He Loves Me Jill Scott E Flat M
Human Nature Michael Jackson E
I'm Thinking Bout You Frank Ocean F Sharp
It Won't Stop Sevyn Streeter B Flat
Love No Limit Mary J. Blige E Minor
Love's in Need of Love Stevie Wonder E
My Funny Valentine Sarah Vaughan... B Flat M
Nature Boy Nat King Cole
Balance Sara Tavares
Ne Me Quitte Pas
(Don't L... Nina Simone
Ready For Love India.Arie E Minor
Say Yes Floetry
Purple Rain Prince
On & On Erykah Badu E Minor
Stir It Up Bob Marley
Summertime Ella Fitzgera... B Flat M
Sweet Dreams The Eurythmics
Sweet Thang Chaka Kahn F Sharp
Sweetest Thing Lauryn Hill B Flat
The Way Jill Scott
Love the Way You Lie Rihanna
Come Together The Beatles
If You Don't Know Me By Now Simply Red
Tears of a Clown Smokey Robins...
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