Second Chance - recorded at the Barefoot Bar on Mission Bay, San Diego
On An Island (I don't know why the sound came out funky like it did.)
Morning Birds (an instrumental)
"Worst Presnadent Ever" - my comedy music video featuring James Adomian as "Bush".
Charlie Imes is a San Diego based singer/songwriter who is mostly known for his sun-drenched, beachside music which incorporates elements of folk, pop, jazz & just about any other musical genre that suits the songs.
Charlie grew up in Torrance and Redondo Beach, in the South Bay area of Los Angeles. He started playing in rock bands and hanging out on the Sunset Strip, but soon realized that his voice was meant for a more laid-back musical message. For years he played coffee houses & small clubs, but mostly he played around campfires and at the beach for the pure joy of playing. At the urging of friends & supporters, he finally recorded a collection of his songs in 2008, and has been bringing the beach to stages ever since.
As comfortable as your favorite T-shirt & shorts, the warm feel of his debut album, “On An Island”, is perfect to conjure images of those long summer days at the beach. An engaging and humorous performer, Charlie’s songs are sunny weather for your ears.
“Not many self-released albums are as polished, as fully realized as this new one from San Diego's Charlie Imes. Imes is a strong, confident singer, polished in his quiet showmanship and storytellers' approach to his delivery … a wonderfully melodic collection from a gifted singer and songwriter.” - Jim Trageser, North County Times, October 1, 2008
“Imes praises the simple pleasures of life for what they are.. His songs and lyrics are uncluttered by irony or attempts at cleverness and are as straightforward as any of the old Beach Boys hits … a great disk for cracking a couple of Coronas with friends after a few hours of boogie boarding.” - Paul Hormick, San Diego Troubadour Magazine, September 1, 2008