Close your eyes and listen. You’ll hear throwback soul, dancehall pop, and dazzling rock and roll, all tied together with the sultry, striking voice that belongs to Charlene Kaye. Equally inspired by classic pop greats such as ABBA and Blondie as well as current luminaries such as the Yeah Yeah Yeahs, Rufus Wainwright and of Montreal, her music is a mishmash of generations and genres, retro with a contemporary edge, fitting with the times yet unmistakably timeless.
Since her move to New York, she has toured relentlessly, played CMJ and SXSW festivals, opened for Minus the Bear and Big Boi, and had her music featured on MTVU, HuffPost Entertainment and NBC’s Chuck. Hailed as “an indie spirit headed for greatness” (the Michigan Daily), she continues to conquer audience after audience in her home base of New York and beyond, picking up steam even before she leaves the ground. Hang tight – it’s going to be a wonderful ride.
Take a listen to the beautiful and soulful track ‘Dress and Tie,’ which features guest vocals from Darren Criss of Glee…
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