PRESIDENT & FOUNDER

Charles Fleming

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Growing up with a foundation for the love of music, Charles Flemings grew up in a family where music comes naturally. His father played lead guitar and his uncles played the piano. His father and other family members were very instrumental in the early years of his foundations for the love of music. They developed and inspired him to become the musician that he is today. With his musical upbringing, it is no surprise why music is one of his greatest passions.

Charles taught himself to play the drums at the age of five and by the time he was eighteen, he learned to play the bass guitar. He has lent his musical talents to local bands, churches, colleges, jazz and gospel bands. Fleming quickly developed into a versatile musician by learning to play different genres of music. In addition, to his love of music, Fleming has performed and recorded with various recording artists for film, music videos, and television productions. He extended gigs with Boney James, Johnathan Butler, Free Soul, Will Downing, Kirby Lauren, Miguel, Fred Hammond, Tamela and David Mann, J Moss, Trevor Jackson, Master P (No Limit Records), Cash McCall and a host of other local artists and bands surrounding the Mid-South.

With the use of his skills learned in the music industry, Charles is the CEO and founder of Poetry Rhythm and Soul. Since its inception, the monthly Poetry Rhythm and Soul event offers, local Memphis talents the opportunity to display their gifts through poetry, dance, singing, comedy, etc. Events are held at various sites throughout the city in an effort to showcase what talents Memphis has to offer. Besides music, Fleming also believes in giving back to the community. Currently, Charles is lending his talents and gifts as an intructor to students in the Shelby County School system. His heart of service has led him to partner with a local nonprofit organization, Heal the Hood Foundation of Memphis “Evolution School of the Arts” program which is an extensive arts “After School” curriculum for children ages 10-15 servicing the Whitehaven community. This project uses arts to touch the lives of students that are at a disadvantage. Fleming has also worked with The Boys and Girls Club of America. He has engaged in many community service projects where he contributed his heart of service to fundraisers and local hospitals performing for small children as well as worked on a cassette disk for one of the major cancer research hospitals in Memphis, Tennessee, St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital.

 

Charles is constantly looking for ways to provide positive outlets for fresh and innovative talent. He is a tremendous asset to the Memphis community and a force to be reckoned with on the bass guitar.