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Simmons Charles

Simmons (Charles)

EuroDance member
Added : 20/11/2001
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State Of Mind
State Of Mind vol 2
Elements
You Can Count On Me
Never Gonna Give You Up
I Was Made Made For Lovin' You
Dance You Up
Born Crazy
You Spin Me Round
Dance the Night Away
Lover On the Line
Wings Of Love
You Can Do Magic
Loveletter from Space
Shout
Crazy World
You
This Is Not America
Saturday Love
Loveletter From Space 2001
Emergency
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Latest Charles Simmons news

25/02/2017 : Charles Simmons and Natascha Wright are among the many members of the Urban Club Band . Based in Francfort, Germany, they play club and house music in Gibson Club every Thursday, and also as support act for Mousse T.

03/07/2016 : Did you know that Charles Simmons was not only The Free's former frontman and singer, but also a personal fitness coach and trainer ?

29/04/2016 : Charles Simmons (The Free) recorded a tribute to Prince, a cover I Wanna B Your Lover.

18/12/2011 : Charles Simmons is also among the candidates for The Voice Of Germany. And he won the first song battle...

01/06/2011 : Charles Simmons (The Free, Now) is back with a new album planned for release on June 17th. First single Never Gonna Give You Up (cover version of Rick Astley's hit) has just been released. Charles was also featured on the latest club hit from Niels van Gogh + Daniel Strauss, titled Emergency.

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Charles Simmons albums

State Of Mind State Of Mind 2000
State Of Mind vol 2 State Of Mind vol 2 2005
Elements Elements 17th Jun 2011

 

Charles Simmons singles

You Can Count On Me You Can Count On Me  
Never Gonna Give You Up Never Gonna Give You Up 20th May 2011  

 

Featurings and collaborations

I Was Made Made For Lovin' You Now - I Was Made Made For Lovin' You May 1993  
Dance You Up Now - Dance You Up 24th Nov 1993  
Born Crazy The Free - Born Crazy 10th Oct 1994  
You Spin Me Round Now - You Spin Me Round 1995  
Dance the Night Away The Free - Dance the Night Away 7th Feb 1995  
Lover On the Line The Free - Lover On the Line 9th Sep 1995  
Wings Of Love Igloo - Wings Of Love 1996  
You Can Do Magic Painted Love - You Can Do Magic 1996  
Loveletter from Space The Free - Loveletter from Space 1996  
Shout The Free - Shout 26th Feb 1996  
Crazy World The Free - Crazy World (album) 11th Mar 1996  
You U-Nit - You 13th Jan 1997  
This Is Not America Souldiers - This Is Not America 1998  
Saturday Love Shane and Boo - Saturday Love 1999  
Loveletter From Space 2001 Relounge - Loveletter From Space 2001 17th Jul 2001  
Emergency Niels van Gogh + Daniel Strauss - Emergency Apr 2011  

Productions, co-production, executive production

You Spin Me Round Now - You Spin Me Round 1995  

Songwriting

Born Crazy The Free - Born Crazy 10th Oct 1994  
Dance the Night Away The Free - Dance the Night Away 7th Feb 1995  
Lover On the Line The Free - Lover On the Line 9th Sep 1995  
Loveletter from Space The Free - Loveletter from Space 1996  
Shout The Free - Shout 26th Feb 1996  

 



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Charles Simmons biography

Charles comes from Kansas City. Of classic formation, he taught himslef piano, drums, guitar, bass and various percussion instruments at an early age. He became The Free's rapper and male singer, he was also co-writer for the project's lyrics. He also took part to the eurodance project Now along with Melissa Goodlitt.

After The Free stopped, he took part in 1997 to the project U-Nit for the single You, in collaboration with Nico Herz and Zeljiko Lapierre.

Charles also recorded many TV commerical jingles, for instance for Langnese "Magic of Home" campaign for ice creams brands. He also performed with many top artists and producers, including Mary J. Blige, Shaggy, Stefan Raab, Xavier Naidoo, Sasha, Bryan McKnight, the Weather Girls, Crystal Waters, Sonique and the Backstreet Boys.

In 2002, Charles started working with the artists Sabrina Setlur, Glashaus and Moses Pelham (label 3P, same label as Linda Carriere).

Charles Simmons nowadays does a lot of songwriting and some producing for R&B, Hip-Hop and Pop projects. He also does lots of live gigs in Germany.

He has a daughter called Tamica and a son called Tamik.

2006 : Charles founded the alternative rock band iO, together with ex-Guano Apes members Dennis Poschwatta, Henning Rümenapp and Stefan Ude. Their debut CD, For The Masses, was released worldwide on August 1st, 2008.

2008 : Charles became an instructor at two music schools: the Performing Arts Academy of Baden-Würrtemberg (aka Popakademie) in Mannheim, and the Modern Music Center in Stuttgart

2010 : he was hired as a vocal coach on the German version of the casting show "X-Factor". He also became one of the members of band Max&Friends.

2011 : Charles is back with a new solo album planned for release on June 17th. First single Never Gonna Give You Up (cover version of Rick Astley's hit) has just been released. Charles was also featured on the latest club hit from Niels van Gogh + Daniel Strauss, titled Emergency. He took part as a candidate on German real-TV show "The Voice of Germany" on Pro7 and Sat1.

2017 : Charles Simmons and Natascha Wright are among the many members of the Urban Club Band.

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Charles Simmons biography was last updated Wed, April 5th 2017



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