Charley Burch is a lifelong Memphian who has been employed as a professional in the entertainment industry over 20 years, in various capacities, including as a club owner/operator, boxing judge/promoter, record producer, tour manager, and in artist/event management and promotion. As an artist manager and/or promoter, he has booked numerous major pop and blues artists, and his artists have toured throughout Europe, East Asia, as well as North America. As an award winning record producer, Burch has been producing or co-producing records since 2006 mostly with his producing partner Lawrence “Boo” Mitchell of Willie Mitchell’s Royal Studios in Memphis, Tennessee . Credited Producer on 2010 BMA Traditional Blues Album of The Year. Honorable Mention and Finalist in the 2010 ISC.
He is The Vice Chairman of The Memphis and Shelby Music Commission and previous Treasurer of this body. He is a Governor on The Memphis Chapter of The National Academy of Recording Arts and Sciences Board and a voting member of NARAS (The Grammy’s) and The Blues Foundation. Burch is an ASCAP Writer and Publisher. He has promoted and produced hundreds of concerts from 100-person venues to 10,000-plus seat venues and festivals. He has been deeply involved with the Delta Blues community in recent years opening and owning blues-related businesses in the Delta (Bluesberry Bakery Café and neighboring R&B Club), while consulting numerous business people, historians, writers, enthusiasts, blues masters and developing artists of the genre.
Artists Produced and Represented: Super Chikan, The Infidelles, Jay Gaunt, RB Stone, Zach Harmon, Victor Wainwright, Reeves Gabrels, Lee Taylor, Artimus Pyle, Eric Gales, Keith Sykes, Dave Cousar, Cody Dickinson, Ian Siegal, Henry Butler, Jason Ricci, Emma Webb, Freeworld, Human Radio, Red Flag, The Gypsy Hombres, Treasa Levasseur, Kevin Welch, Absentease, Ryan McGarvey, Webb Wilder, Will Galison, Amy LaVere, Deering and Down, John Elliott, John Alex Mason, Watermelon Slim, Elvis Bossa Nova!, Ruby Wilson, Luke Winslow King, Memphis High (Witt and Grant), David Brookings, Steven Seagal, Tommy Shannon, The Commodores, The Spinners, The Ohio Players and David Aldo.
Charley Burch Discography and appointments
Producer, Mixer The Infidelles (Unreleased) Poppa Willie Music Publishing
Producer Steven Seagal HOB New Orleans “Concert for The Children” Steven Seagal and A&E
Co-Producer “Chikadelic” Super Chikan (Winner BMA Best Traditional Blues Album of The Year 2010 & Nominated for 4 Blues Music Awards 2010)
Elected Treasurer of The Memphis and Shelby County Music Commission
Producer, Mixer Jay Gaunt Harmonicopia” Jay Gaunt Music
A&R (Pitched and secured deal) David Aldo Murrah / Colton Publishing
Assisting Producer “Tracking” Kevin Welch (February 2010)
Producer Treasa Levasseur (End of May 2010) two 2010 Maple Leaf Blues awards nominations (November 2010).
Produced Vocal Track for Emma Webb (August 2010)
Release of Jay Gaunts’ “Harmonicopia” (September 2010)debuted #11 on Roots Music Report and #13 Living Blues Charts (Sep and Oct 2010)
Produced Memphis High (Witt and Grant) For The Collective Group (Sept 2010)
Contracted as Manager for Jay Gaunt (October 2010)
Produced and hosted Showcase at International Folk Alliance Conference for Memphis and Shelby County Music Commission. (February 2011)
Treasa Levasseur documentary released regarding Memphis recording sessions with Charley Burch http://blip.tv/file/4780886 (February 2011)
Charley Burch and Jay Gaunt song “Home of The Blues” is a Semi-Finalist in the 2011 International Songwriters Competition. Charley Burch was the only writer from Memphis on Finalist list out of over 15,000 entries from 115 countries. (March 2011)
Panelist at Rockit 2011 Music Week Fayetteville, AR (April 2011)
Elected to The Board of Governors on The Memphis Chapter of The National Academy of Recording Arts and Sciences. (April 2011)
Elected Vice-Chairman of The Memphis and Shelby County Music Commission (May 2011)
Watermelon Slim and Super Chikan’s “Okiesippi Blues” producer credit releaced (June 7th, 2011)
Judge 2011 Elvis Tribute Artist Competition selected by Elvis Presley Enterprises and Hard Rock Int. (August 2011)
Voted in to Unity Lodge #95 Memphis, Tn and received Entered Apprentice First Degree in Freemasonry 10/10/2011 Received Fellow Craft Second Degree 11/21/2011 and his Master Mason Third Degree 01/05/2012. York Rite Royal Arch Mason (Park Ave. #204) and Select Master of Cryptic Council (candidate in the 9th Degree Park Ave. #108) in Memphis, TN 3/31/12. Scottish Rite 32nd Degree Master Mason (President of reunion class and candidate in the 18th and 32nd Degrees)3/17/12. Voted in as Steward for Park Ave York Rite Cryptic Council Lodge #108 in Memphis, TN 4/12/2012, Initiated as a Shriner at Al Chymia Shrine in Memphis, TN 4/16/2012 and Clown Unit 8/2012.
Performed 2nd Tenor choir and solo for all High Holiday Services at Anshei Sephard Beth El Emeth Synagogue
2009/5770 to Present (2012/5773).
Road Manager for Steven Seagal in Canada. 10/11/11 to 10/14/2011
Judge 2012 Elvis Tribute Artist Competition selected by Elvis Presley Enterprises and Hard Rock Int. (August 2012)
Producer of The 2013 MED Gala at The Peabody Hotel in Memphis, TN. SOLD OUT $500 per plate fundraiser for 900 persons with Motown themed entertainment featuring Ruby Wilson, The Ohio Players, The Spinners and The Commodores. (March 2013)