Hello there! I'm an Independent Pop Singer/Songwriter, Recording Artist and Musician. I've been playing out live for the last 10 years.
- I play Pop, R&B, Folk, Soul, Classic Rock, Country, and more.
- I play guitar, piano and I sing using a loop pedal that allows me to get a full band sound without a band.
- I DJ events as well (including weddings) - More info under "DJ Services" at CharlieMillikin.com
- Open to requests
- Plays all ranges of music from old to new
- Accepted Payment: Credit/Debit Card, Cash, Check, PayPal
- I also can write you a custom or parody song for your wedding, anniversary, birthday, corporate event or any other occasion!
Charlie Millikin performed for our wedding ceremony and cocktail hour. He was professional, friendly, and VERY TALENTED! He was able to accommodate our needs and even quickly learn a new song for the ceremony. Our 250+ guests were very pleased with his guitar and vocal talents. Charlie was able to tailor his selections to fit our wedding vision. I would highly recommend if you're looking for someone for any event with abilities to play and sing a variety of songs in the Cincinnati area.
If Charlie is available, you should book him without hesitation. I was looking for a singer/guitar player for a corporate holiday party to play a mix of covers and holiday songs. There are a lot of people out there to choose from, but Charlie's voice is second to none. His music and his sound are current and relevant. Watch his videos online... his cover of Ed Sheeran's "Thinking Out Loud" is very reflective of how he sounds on pretty much any song he sings. At one point in the evening, he played Frosty The Snowman, and... wow... just a very cool and talented artist. It's no surprise that he was invited to audition on The Voice three times! He was very easy to work with... very responsive when quoting the gig, and very flexible and accommodating with his playlist. Charlie is working gigs as he tries to make the "big time". I have no doubt that we will see and hear him as a recording artist very soon. And how cool will it be someday to say "Charlie Millikin played our party before everyone knew who he was". Can't say enough good things about this guy. Thanks so much Charlie, and all the best!
I was looking for an acoustic artist to play cover songs at my casual, barn wedding reception and Charlie was perfect. He was super easy to work with, flexible and kept in communication with me as necessary right up until the day of the event. During the reception, he also coordinated the wedding events with the photographer.
The only request I made was to play "Thinking Out Loud" by Ed Sheeran for our first dance and Charlie's rendition was seriously better than Eds! I left the set list entirely up to his expertise and my guests of all ages raved about his song choices. Charlie's version of the songs were even better than the originals and he put his own twist on everything he played .
Charlie is truly talented and made our reception a memorable event we will cherish for a lifetime.
Thank you Charlie!
We hired Charlie to play at our intimate wedding ceremony and cocktail hour. Charlie is incredibly talented, and we received many compliments! He was on time, organized, set up efficiently, played at the perfect volume for the space, and all around was terrific. His style perfectly complimented our venue and the chill vibe we were going for. I would highly recommend him!!!
Charlie played at a very special family dinner party for my sister. At our request, he played soft background music adjusting his volume based on what was happening during the evening. He did a great job at selecting songs from the genre we requested. Charlie is an amazing musician and singer and could easily be on the radio! Our family just can't say enough positive things about Charlie! I highly recommend Charlie!
We had Charlie at our corporate holiday party and he was excellent. Everyone loved his voice and music selection. I highly recommend hiring him for your next event.
My only complaint is that we didn't get to hear him more; our guests did, and they had nothing but positive things to say about him as well! We booked Charlie to play at our wedding and it was awesome. We have a few requests, he played them with ease. He was wasy to work with... super nice guy... couldn't ask for anything more! Thanks again!
I highly recommend Charlie for your event. He did an amazing job for my wedding proposal. I would not change anything. He personalized the requested songs and he delivered them in a way that was simply perfect.
Charlie played for our outside party and was fantastic! Everyone loved him and his music selection was really enjoyable!
Charlie was great - I was a bit nervous as we had never seem him perform but his vidoes on you tube looked impressive so we took the chance and it paid off. He took lots of requests and if someone asked for something he didn't know he knew just how to handle it with a good sense of humor , everyone was asking how we found him and I'm pretty sure he will be getting some other bookings - Thanks Charlie !
Charlie went above and beyond when it came to my wedding reception. He learned a specific song for my father/daughter dance, was very fun and energetic in making all of our announcements, and not to mention his raw talent is SO impressive. Nearly every guest at the reception commented on how incredible his performance was--one friend even said they might hire him for their wedding next year! If you want a versatile, caring, and talented musician to perform for you, you cannot find a better act than Charlie Millikin.
Charlie did such an awesome job. He was always professional and will keep the party going. He is a very talented young musician. He could play such a variety of songs. Everyone at the party was commenting on how good he was. Book Charlie for your next event!
I can't say enough about how much we and all of our guests enjoyed Charlie's music at our reception. We had an outdoor wedding and were looking for a musician who could play a variety of music an appeal to a wide age bracket. He has a soothing voice and a fantastic play list. We look forward to seeing him play soon. Definitely check him out, you won't be disappointed!
We hired Charlie for a corporate grand opening event and he provided the perfect back drop for our guests. He's a very talented musician and the music was perfect for an afternoon luncheon. Charlie showed up prepared and ready-to-go by the start of the event and brought his own equipment. Many guests asked for his name for future events. We would recommend Charlie for your future event!
Charlie is so talented and professional! He played for my daughter's graduation party which we set up outside like a coffee shop with sofas and lights strung through the trees. The entire evening was absolutely perfect and his song choices were excellent. His voice is wonderful and I play his music on youtube when I'm working.
Charlie Millikin has played a number of shows for us at DownTowne Listening Room, He has smooth sounding vocals and strums melodic acoustic rock. He is a crowd pleaser with a high level of creativity and professionalism.
Charlie played at our son's garden wedding and dinner reception. He has a fantastic voice. He has a wide repertoire of songs and is willing to learn any songs you request. He even sang some where over the rainbow with our grandchildren during the wedding ceremony .He responded to the needs of the crowd and kept everyone dancing. He did an outstanding job at the ceremony and reception. We had rave reviews from our friends. I can highly recommend Charlie to be your singer \guitarist for any occasion.
Charlie's work is extraordinary. He played at an artist's opening reception, and I could not have asked more perfect entertainment. The guests gave only positive feedback. Thank you, Charlie! I'd love to have you back.
Response from Charlie Millikin:
Thank you so much for the kind words, Monalisa!
What to Expect
All I need is a space to perform and an electrical 3-prong outlet. I bring everything else that I will need to perform :)
Born into a family of musicians, singers and songwriters, Charlie's unquenchable passion for great music and melodies seemed only natural. He grew up listening to Earth Wind and Fire, Stevie Wonder, and The Doobie Brothers among others, so it’s no surprise that by the age of 6 he was singing and performing with his siblings for family and friends. It wasn't until high school though that he really got the bug, and flourished. At 18 he picked up the guitar and hasn't looked back, playing solo gigs while working and attending school.
Recent artist influences such as Gavin DeGraw, Ed Sheeran, Andy Grammar and Eminem inspired Charlie to concentrate on songwriting, and ultimately his first EP. His father, Bill, a producer, writer and musician who reached the billboard charts in the 80’s, produced Charlie’s 4 song self-titled debut. The sounds of the EP are a punchy combination of 2016 Pop and Soul, Hip Hop, Gospel, EDM, and Classic Singer/Songwriter.
In 2013, 2014 and 2016 Charlie was contacted by the producers of the TV show “The Voice” and invited to audition in Chicago, Dallas and Nashville. He also recently won “Best Original Pop Song” and “Best Original Singer/Songwriter Song” in the 2016 Ohio Music Awards AND the overall Grand Prize in the Songdoor 2016 International Songwriting Competition with his original song “Change Me”.
Charlie continues to grow as a performer, and now incorporates “looping” into his live shows. By looping he can accompany himself not only with acoustic guitar, he can also create a drum track, bass and other instruments, giving him a full band sound.
Additional Booking Notes
Electrical 3-prong outlet
Marry Me Train
All of Me John Legend
Just The Two Of Us Bill Withers
Billie Jean Michael Jackson
Wagon Wheel Darius Rucker
Just Breathe Pearl Jam
Happy Pharrell Williams
Give A Little Bit Supertramp
Just The Way You Are Bruno Mars
Drops of Jupiter Train
Chasing Cars Snow Patrol
Landslide Stevie Nicks
Hallelujah Jeff Buckley
Sunshine Jonathon Edwards
Faith George Michael
Rocket Man Elton John
Hey There Delilah Plain White T's
Banana Pancakes Jack Johnson
Danny's Song Kenny Loggins
I'm Yours Jason Mraz
I'll Be Edwin McCain
She's Always A Woman Billy Joel
Just The Way You Are Billy Joel
Don't Think Twice It's Alright Bob Dylan
Blackbird The Beatles
Imagine The Beatles
Yesterday The Beatles
Make It With You Bread
Your Song Elton John
Walking In Memphis Marc Cohn
Ring Of Fire Johnny Cash
I'll Be There Michael Jackson
Fast Car Tracy Chapman
Lean On Me Al Green
Give Me Love Ed Sheeran
The A Team Ed Sheeran
Kiss Me Ed Sheeran
Somewhere Over The Rainbow Israel K.
Lest's Get It On Marvin Gaye
Hey Jude The Beatles
Time After Time Cyndi Lauper
Not Over You Gavin Degraw
True Colors Cyndi Lauper
Feeling Good Michael Buble
XO (John Mayer Cover) Beyonce
Latch Sam Smith
Til Kingdom Come Coldplay
Come On Get Higher Matt Nathanson
Faster Matt Nathanson
Grenade Bruno Mars
Stand By Me Ben E. King
Don't Worry Be Happy Bobby McFerrin
Ain't No Sunshine Bill Withers
Impossible James Arthur
Good Life One Republic
Better Together Jack Johnson
You and Your Heart Jack Johnson
I Won't Give Up Jason Mraz
Give Me On Reason Tracy Chapman
Thinking Out Loud Ed Sheeran
Let's Get It On Marvin Gaye
She Will Be Loved Maroon 5
With A Little Help From My Friends The Beatles
Crash Into Me Dave Matthews
Fire and Rain James Taylor
This Love Maroon 5
Straight Up Paula Abdul
Sunday Morning Maroon 5
Fix You Coldplay
It's A Man's World James Brown
Will You Be There Michael Jackson
Crush Dave Matthews
#41 Dave Matthews
Long Train Runnin' The Doobie Brothers
Take Me To Church Hozier
Stay With Me Sam Smith
Use Me Bill Withers
Layla Eric Clapton
Black Water The Doobie Brothers
Let Her Go Passenger
Not In That Way Sam Smith
Like I Can Sam Smith
Don't Let The Sun Go Down On Me Elton John
Breakeven The Script
Counting Stars One Republic
Washed By The Water NeedToBreathe
Big Yellow Taxi Joni Mitchell
New Shoes Paolo Nutini
Let Her Cry Hootie and the Blowfish
Eleanor Rigby The Beatles
The Way You Make Me Feel Michael Jackson
Tighten Up Black Keys
Heaven Bryan Adams
Everybody Wants To Rule The World Tears For Fears
Old Man Neil Young
All Along The Watchtower Bob Dylan
Mrs. Robinson The Beatles
Stacy's Mom Fountains of Wayne
The Boxer Simon and Garfunkel
Ho Hey The Lumineers
I Don't Wanna Be Gavin Degraw
Jumper Third Eye Blind
Thriller Michael Jackson
Jolene Dolly Parton
A Horse With No Name America
I Got A Name Jim Croce
High and Dry Radiohead
Turn the Page Bob Segar
Hey Ya OutKast
Kryptonite 3 Doors Down
The Joker Steve Miller Band
Old Time Rock and Roll Bob Segar
What Goes Around Justin Timberlake
Folsom Prison Blues Johnny Cash
When I Was Your Man Bruno Mars
In The Ghetto Elvis Presley
Brown Eyed Girl Van Morrison
Still Haven't Found U2
Apologize One Republic
I'm Not The Only One Sam Smith
Dust In The Wind Kansas
The Living Years Mike and the Mechanics
Naked As We Came Iron and Wine
Crazy Gnarls Barkley
Forget You Cee Lo Green
No Such Thing John Mayer
Best I Ever Had Gavin DeGraw
Girl On Fire Alicia Keys
- AND MORE...
- REQUESTS ARE WELCOME!
Influences & Inspiration
John Mayer, Gavin DeGraw, Maroon 5, Train, Elton John, Billy Joel, Andy Grammer, The Beatles, The Black Keys, Chicago, Bruno Mars, The Doobie Brothers, Michael Jackson, Michael McDonald, Parachute, Dave Matthews, Hunter Hayes, Ed Sheeran, Iron and Wine, Jason Mraz, Justin Timberlake, Marc Cohn, Matt Nathanson, Michael Buble, Mumford and Sons, OneRepublic, Phil Collins, Rascal Flatts, Simon and Garfunkel, Toto, The Scripts, Earth Wind and Fire,