Charlie Dentel

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Charlie Dentel
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Background Information

Origin

Ypsilanti

Genre's

Folk, Roots, Soul, Rock

Years Active

1984 - Present

Occupation

Singer, Songwriter, Teacher

Instruments

Guitar, Keyboard

Website

charliedentel.com

About

Charlie Dentel is a dynamic Singer-songwriter who presents a diverse mix of original music and standards rooted in Folk and Soul. He draws from a large repertoire of original songs written over a performing career of 25 years, as well as an eclectic selection of covers channeling artists such as David Bowie, Prince, Gnarls Barkley, and more. Whether playing guitar or piano, Dentel’s performances always feature stirring vocals, great songs, and lots of fun and love. Dentel can be seen with his band, Charlie Dentel and the Strange Angels, as the vocalist for the TnT Big Band in Detroit, and with the Beatles tribute act Dig A Phony.

Biography

Charlie Dentel

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Charlie Dentel has been bringing his unique brand of original folk, rock and roll, roots, and soul music to audiences in the Midwest and East and West Coasts. First with a band called Third Rail in 1994 and then Juice, formed with Ahvram Novetsky, Ben Wilson, and Alex Johnson, Dentel performed all over the midwest and released Juice’s self-titled LP in 1989.

Charlie Dentel spent some time playing and studying music on the West Coast before returning to his hometown of Ann Arbor, MI, where he launched his solo career in the early 2000s. He left Ann Arbor for San Francisco in 1991 and remained there until 1994, performing at the Paradise Lounge and the Bottom of the Hill alongside such performers as Stephen Yerkey and Joe Gore. He then moved to Seattle to study jazz and 20th century composition at Cornish College of the Arts. While there, he performed at such venues as the Crocodile Cafe and the OK Hotel.

He then moved back to Ann Arbor and formed the band Five Ton Creek in 1996 with Ahvram Novetsky and Brian Delaney, performing at venues including the Blind Pig and the Gypsy Cafe until 2000, when Dentel teamed up with Brian Delaney for his first solo CD release called Walls of Stone.

In 1996, he formed the group Five Ton Creek in Ann Arbor with Ahvram Novetsky and Brian Delaney, performing at venues including the Blind Pig and the Gypsy Cafe until 2000, when Dentel teamed up with Brian Delaney as producer independently releasing his debut album, Walls of Stone. Soon afterward Dentel decided to go it alone in 2001.

Charlie followed that CD up with a collaboration with the Motor City Horns called Innocent Things in 2003. Performances with this project included the Ann Arbor Summer Festival, the Ypsilanti Heritage Festival, and Greektown Casino.

Charlie Dentel is also a dedicated music educator and holds a position as a K-5 General Music Teacher in the Plymouth-Canton Community School District in Plymouth, MI. When he is not teaching or performing, Charlie enjoys spending time with his wife and three children.

 


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