Bio

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 "

“YARD DOG CHARLIE” COVER SONG LIST

JAMBALAYA.................................................. HANK WILLIAMS 
BAD MOON RISING……………………….. CCR 
DOWN ON THE CORNER…………………. CCR 
TRAVELIN BAND………………………….. CCR 
OUT MY BACK DOOR…………………….. CCR 
HAVE YOU EVER SEEN THE RAIN?.......... CCR 
NEW ORLEANS……………………………. GARY U.S. BONDS 
SQUEEZE BOX…………………………….. THE WHO 
MIDNIGHT SPECIAL……………………… LEDBELLY 
OOH LA LA………………………………… WAYNE TOUPS 
JOSEPHINE………………………………… QUEEN IDA 
LOUISIANA SATURDAY NIGHT………… NITTY GRITTY DIRT BAND 
MY TU TU………………………………….. ROCKIN’ DOOPSIE 
SLOW DOWN……………………………… THE BEATLES 
DON’T PASS ME BY………………………. THE BEATLES 
MARDI GRAS MAMBO…………………... NEW ORLEANS BAND 
MEMPHIS………………………………….. CHUCK BERRY 
DOWN AT THE TWIST AND SHOUT……. MARY CHAPIN CARPENTER 
WE AIN’T LEAVIN TILL WE’RE HEAVIN.. PORK AND THE HAVANA DUCKS 
RING OF FIRE……………………………... JOHNNY CASH 
HOUSE OF THE RISING SUN.........................................TRADITIONAL 
DRUNKEN SAILOR.........................................................TRADITIONAL 
SOME KINDA WONDERFUL.......GRAND FUNK RAILROAD 
I WANT YOU TO WANT ME..........................CHEAP TRICK 
CASTAWAY..........................................ZAC BROWN BAND 
GREAT BALLS OF FIRE.........................JERRY LEE LEWIS 
AIN'T THAT A SHAME.. .............................FATS DOMINO 
RAVE ON.....................................................BUDDY HOLLY 
OH BOY.......................................................BUDDY HOLLY 
NOT FADE AWAY........................................BUDDY HOLLY 
TWO PINA COLADAS.................................GARTH BROOKS 
ANOTHER SATURDAY NIGHT....................JIMMY BUFFETT 
BANANA BOAT SONG.................................HARRY BELAFONTE 
WHEN THE SUN GOES DOWN...................KENNY CHESNEY

WHAT DOES “YARD DOG CHARLIE” BRING TO THE TABLE?

PRESS RELEASES 
A press release is sent out to all local print media 
regarding your date. 
CDS 
CHARLIE HAS released 10 CDs. They are  
available for promotional use such as radio adds. 
MAILING LIST 
CHARLIE has an email mailing list with over 2000 names. He also has a growing Facebook friend list of over 900 names. 
PROMOTIONAL MATERIALS 
Customized flyers featuring your date. 
8 x 10 Pictures 
Fans 
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. 
References: 
On Request