event

Matt Waters, Charlie Millikin
Fri August 17, 2018 8:00 pm
The Southgate House Revival - The Lounge
Ages 21 and Up
Matt Waters

Matt Waters is the rock and blues, bringing a sound and a show to crowds all over the country. Starting as a soulful singer-songwriter, Waters has grown into strong frontman who owns the stage and audience with the help of his bandmates. The show is nothing short of a groove that renders chairs useless when venues turn into an all-out dance floor. This is an up and comer to keep your eyes on as the time goes on with the release of his new single “Wild” there is nothing but high expectations for the trajectory of his career.

Charlie Millikin

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.