The debut EP from singer/songwriter Charles Hammond Jr. simply titled, “Hello, My Name Is…” serves as a musically diverse, yet cohesive introduction to an artist who is just beginning to spread his wings both musically and personally. Since early childhood, Charles has known that music would always play a major part in his life. It is because of this awareness, hard work, perseverance, and faith in God, that he has been afforded a variety of professional opportunities, a list that continues to grow each year.
He has been a featured artist and has served as a backup vocalist on several recording projects for a variety of local (Midwest) and nationally renowned artists within the musical genres of jazz, hip-hop, soul/r&b, pop, gospel, classical, and more… Read more
In addition to his beginnings at Alpha Missionary Baptist Church in Bolingbrook, Illinois (his home church), Charles’ musical versatility and development as a vocalist and live performer came as a result of his involvement with a variety of musical ensembles at Columbia College Chicago (where he majored in vocal performance and music business). As Charles continues to build upon his vast performance experience, honing his skills at a number of venues nationwide, this is just the beginning…
“Hello, My Name Is…” is just a sample of what’s to come from Charles Hammond Jr. Dabbling within the musical genres of soul/r&b, jazz, hip-hop, electronic, funk, and rock, this project not only reflects the already diverse musical tastes of the artist himself, but makes room for Charles to further explore the limitless potential of his artistry. “Hello, My Name Is…”
Biography courtesy of Charles Hammond Jr.
01 – Charles Hammond Jr. – Beautiful Struggle (Hello, My Name Is…, 2012, EP)
02 – Charles Hammond Jr. – Left Behind (Hello, My Name Is…, 2012, EP)
03 – Charles Hammond Jr. – (Re) Introduction (Hello, My Name Is…, 2012, EP)
04 – Charles Hammond Jr. – The Truth (Hello, My Name Is…, 2012, EP)
Background music during the interview:
Patrice Rushen – Forget Me Nots, Teena Marie – I’m A Sucker For Your Love, Joe – Good Girls, Charles Hammond Jr – Left Behind, Charles Hammond Jr – (Re) Introduction, Charles Hammond Jr – Beautiful Struggle, Charles Hammond Jr – The Truth, Charles Hammond Jr – Left Behind