Bio and Song List
From the swamp of south west Florida comes “YARD DOG “ CHARLIE KUCHLER playing, writing and singing songs from the heart. Labeling his music is difficult, he calls it “FLORIDA SWAMP MUSIC”. He blends Cajun, zydeco, blue grass, country, folk and rock & roll into a fun uplifting and entertaining sound.
Along with his keyboard and accordion Charlie is a lifelong musician and, while in the popular Milwaukee based band Hat Trick, performed with C.J. Chenier, Buckwheat Zydeco, and Jimmy Buffett. He has performed at such venues as the House of Blues, Milwaukee’s Summerfest and Ohio’s famous Put-In-Bay. He has shared the stage with U-2, Cheap Trick, REO Speedwagon and others. Along with being an accomplished musician Charlie has also been a booking agent, national talent buyer and promoter. His talent agency, Back Yard Talent, is also available for entertainment ideas.
In 2002 Charlie helped found the now disbanded touring band The Yard Dogs, who have played from Wisconsin to Key West. 11 CDs in 10 years.
In his solo act Charlie performs many of his own original songs along with obscure but popular cover tunes. He uses backing tracks that he has recorded himself, so what you are hearing is Charlie playing all the instruments. This gives him a real band sound that will make audiences want to clap and dance along. He also brings along shakers and noise makers so the audience can participate. He even invites people to be guest rub board (wash board) players.
He has released 11 solo CDs in the past 7 years including a 2014 Christmas CD "A BareFoot Christmas". All have been self recorded and produced in his home studio, "BACK YARD STUDIO".
You’ll be amazed at what Charlie Kuchler can do with an accordion. From a mellow ballad to Ragin’ Cajun Rock & Roll, he’ll hold the audience’s attention for the entire night. He’ll get the audience involved and asking for more. You’ll always have a good time with "YARD DOG CHARLIE "
WHAT DOES “YARD DOG CHARLIE” BRING TO THE TABLE?
A press release is sent out to all local print media
regarding your date.
CHARLIE HAS released 10 CDs. They are
available for promotional use such as radio adds.
CHARLIE has an email mailing list with over 2000 names. He also has a growing Facebook friend list of over 900 names.
Customized flyers featuring your date.
8 x 10 Pictures
CHARLIE makes personal contact with all his fans. They
are very loyal and enjoy coming to new clubs,
events, festivals, etc.
Full Time Musician: This is his livelihood. It is
important to him for every date to be successful.