Charles is a pianist/songwriter, who has arranged and produced many local and national artists such as; Modern Tribe, Gwendolyn Joy, Gene Dunlap, Ron Otis, Al Turner and Althea Rene to name a few. Charles’ background in music began with piano lessons at an early age. He continued his musical education in high school performing with the jazz ensemble as well as several popular bands. He then attended the University of Michigan where he earned a degree in Composition and Arrangement as well as playing with the jazz band under the direction of Dr. Louis Smith. Charles gives credit to such legends as Ramsey Lewis, Herbie Hancock and Art Tatum for influencing his playing style.
Robin’s inherent love of music translates effortlessly every time he steps on stage. A full-time, independent musician since 2002, Robin has played over 3000 shows — becoming a noted staple in the Detroit music scene while growing a devoted fan base across the country. At a live show Robin crosses genres performing a mix of original songs and eclectic covers. He performs songs by artists as diverse as The Beatles, Otis Redding, Michael Jackson, Ed Sheeran, Jeff Buckley, Bruno Mars and many more. With his soaring voice, unique guitar style and passionate stage presence, Robin captivates the audience whenever he plays.
Detroit native Lauren Scales (known under the act Soulo) was living and breathing music even before she learned to speak. She began playing piano at age 4, and by 12 years old she was singing with the internationally celebrated Mosaic Youth Theatre of Detroit. Currently pursuing her Master of Music as a Songwriting Composition student at New York University, the blossoming artist enjoys writing her own music, both lyrics and compositions on piano and guitar. She embodies the soul of Motown, the storytelling prowess of jazz legends Nancy Wilson and Billie Holiday, and the excitement of Led Zeppelin, all in one breath. Blending her jazz background with soul, R&B, pop and classic rock influences, Lauren also enjoys taking classic tunes and re-harmonizing them into her own eclectic style.
Singer/Songwriter/Guitarist Tom Butwin was raised on a healthy musical diet of George Harrison, Billy Joel, Michael Jackson, and musical theater that mirrors the wide spectrum of performances he has given over his relatively short 16-year career. Equally at home onstage in a Broadway-style musical, fronting an original pop/rock band that bears his name, or giving an intimate acoustic performance, he brings a unique and powerful voice to each setting. Tom has shared the stage with such notable artists as Ernie Halter, Steve Moakler, Seth Glier, and Emily Hearn. He has also played many notable venues such as NYC’s Rockwood Music Hall, The Ark in Ann Arbor, MI, and Seven Steps Up in Spring Lake, MI while being prominently featured on WDET’s Ann Delisi’s Essential Music & Rob Reinhart’s Essential Music.
photo: Martin Fisch