Charlie Dentel & the Strange Angels is back as a trio made up of myself along with the stellar rhythm section of Rob Avsharian and Serge van der Voo. The music is soulful and at once intimate and groove-filled, evocative, and fun. Check out some highlights of our recent performance at the Tap Room in Ypsilanti.
This year’s Concert of Colors at the UM Detroit Center and Max M. and Marjorie S. Fisher Music Center was a great time! CD & the Strange Angels played on the Wolverine Outdoor Stage, along with Sumkali, Isis Damil, Chris Canas Band, DJ Alsultany, Don Was, and many others. Many vendors and community organizations were lined along Parsons St. and inside the Fisher Center lobbies. Lots of great music, art, and community building. We were excited to be there! Here’s a highlight:
We’re excited to be squeezing into the Old Town Tavern in Ann Arbor on Sunday, April 30th @8pm. This will be the first time I’ve played the Old Town with the Strange Angels, so there will be a bunch of new material as well as highlights from my previous two albums Innocent Things and Walls of Stone. We’ll also toss in some bits from our David Bowie and Prince tributes from last year. See you there!
Hello All, below is some footage from our Prince Tribute last year. Looking forward to seeing everyone in 2017! The Dream Team of Alex Johnson, Rob Avsharian, and Serge van der Voo is growing wings and will be called Charlie Dentel and the Strange Angels henceforth, an original Charlie Dentel music experience. For now, hear us at the Tap Room on September 1st @9pm, a First Friday event in Ypsilanti, MI. More later!
On Saturday July 30th, at the New Way Bar in Ferndale, MI, the Charlie Dentel Band will pay tribute to Prince with a set of choice Prince staples. Other bands include Mumble, Paul’s Big Radio, and the Horny Toads. Show starts at 9PM. Here’s a link to the Facebook event
Check out these rehearsal snippet videos for a sneak peak of the great set!
The Charlie Dentel Band had a great night at the New Way Bar in Ferndale this April, joining Power Broker, Corndaddy, the Isotones, and Paul’s Big Radio to pay tribute to David Bowie. Returning with a new, stellar lineup with my old pal Ahvram Novetsky on the drums, our old time partner in crime and guitar wiz Alex Johnson, and the sublime Serge Van Der Voo on bass, a grand time and remembrance was had by all. Check out these videos of our versions of Moonage Daydream and Ashes to Ashes below.
Hey little Darlin’s, it’s been a long, cold, lonely winter, but I’m roaring back this summer. I’ve joined a great Beatles Tribute act called Dig A Phony as the keyboardist and vocalist. Their mission is to reproduce live the legendary recordings of the Beatles, down to the last handclap and vocal arrangement. What a whole lot of fun! Check out this video of Come Together.
Good music and good beer go together. Come join me for both this Friday, December 5th from 8-10 pm at the Chelsea Alehouse. Meanwhile, check out this tune from the Bean last month.
Check out this video from Charlie Dentel and the TnT Big Band at the Cadieux Cafe, it’s a great rendition of the Big Joe Turner and Pete Johnson classic proto-rock and roll staple Roll ‘Em Pete.