Charles Bradley


#1

What a voice, what a man.

Gave my best mate a big hug at green man the other year… I was too shy. Eternally jealous.


#2

Amazing life story. Amazing singer. An amazingly humble and grateful soul.

His stage presence was incredible: he just poured everything he could into it. I think most musicians have a difficulty with this: they just cant mean it and feel it all the time. Barkley’s long journey and extremely late start seemed to allow him to approach every performance on stage as a gift to savour.

The documentary about him is very worth watching. I got into him hearing him sing Strictly Reserved For You on Jools Holland… a catchy song so powerful in the hands of a great singer…in a better age it would have topped charts. His version of Ozzy’s Changes should also have had massive crossover appeal.

Thanks Charles. Hope you are resting with your ma.


#3

Just someone you absolutely couldn’t not root for. Seemed an incredible man and it’s very sad news. RIP screaming eagle


#4

He was brilliant- such a pure, uncynical soul and so talented at what he did. His Rough Trade in-store last year was just one of the most electrifying sets I’ve ever seen. RIP, Charles.


#5

Stumbled across him at a festival about 2012 without knowing much about him.

Completely blown away, one of best things I’ve seen live. Goosebump stuff


#6

Saw him live about 4-5 years back. He was a real treat. Seemed to really love what he did and showed it in his countenance. He came down and hugged more or less every single person at the show!


#7

Sharon Jones and Charles Bradley in the space of a year - that’s really not fair. Two absolute giants. RIP.