Welcome to the Official Charlie Wooton
website. Bassist for ROYAL SOUTHERN BROTHERHOOD, BONERAMA and Bandleader/Bassist for CHARLIE WOOTON PROJECT and ZYDEFUNK. Like many of the artists born and raised in Louisiana Charlie has hand
crafted his own style of bass playing that is comprised of all the different
sounds and rhythms that make up Louisiana's versatile musical styles. In high
school he was elected to the Louisiana All-State Jazz Band for two years and
studied under Ellis Marcelis, Billy Taylor, and Kim Stone. Music
became his way of life, his passion and above all a way that he could
communicate on a raised level. He continued his musical education on and
off the streets, from the classrooms to the clubs, through the deep south
to the west coast eventually landing in Atlanta, Georgia. In 1997 Charlie
moved to Atlanta where he played regularly peforming with other Atlanta
musicians including Oliver Wood, Yonrico Scott, Sean Costello, and
it was in Atlanta where he founded his own band the CHARLIE WOOTON
PROJECT and later where he coined the phrase and named his second
group after the musical hybrid
ZYDEFUNK. After moving back home to Louisiana Charlie joined BONERAMA and shortly after that he was asked to join forces with Cyril Neville, Mike Zito, Devon Allman and Yonrico Scott to form the Super Group ROYAL SOUTHERN BROTHERHOOD.
SYRACUSE NEW TIMES say's
"Wooton showed that he, too, had a broad range of skills, channeling Jaco
Pastorius in everything from his syncopated bass lines to the way he wore his
hair. During his solo he darted from his customary plucking style to bars of
slapping and strumming, using the length of the neck to his
ROYAL SOUTHERN BROTHERHOOD
In 2012 Ruf Records released the
self titled CD by the South's new favorite band featuring Cyril Neville, Devon
Allman, Mike Zito, Charlie Wooton and Yonrico Scott. The band debuted in
the Top Ten of Billboard, iTunes, and Amazon's charts. Vist
RSB's site for more information and tour dates. www.royalsouthernbrotherhood.com
"It’s a strange
amalgamation, like Duane Allman and Bad Company’s guitarist Mick Ralphs
implanted in the same body, fighting each other for dominance. There’s also a
Neville Brother as the soul of the beast, perched on the shoulder of the
creature, digging his talons in occasionally to get its attention and have a
turn running the organism." GRANT BRITT, NO
THE CHARLIE WOOTON PROJECT
In 1997 Charlie Wooton founded a band which has been a staple around Atlanta's Jam Band and Roots music scene for 15 years before continuing in New
Orleans where he now lives and incorporates some of the city's best players into
the group. There is no doubt that the Charlie Wooton Project has a mind of
it's own but you can hear influences from bass greats George Porter, Jr. to Jaco
The Charlie Wooton Project has received a string of great
press in Relix, Blues Revue, Boston Globe, and Georgia Music Magazine.
Bonerama is a
brass funk rock band from New Orleans, Louisiana, USA. Bonerama was formed in
1998 by trombone players Mark Mullins and Craig Klein, who, from 1990 up until
late 2006, were also members of Harry Connick Jr.'s big band.
may be a horn driven band but there is more rock infused into the band's sound.
Bonerama covers everything from Zepplin to Black Sabbath songs
which are woven into the band's set of cleverly written material.
touring with RSB Charlie tours with Bonerama. Please check out the band's site at www.boneramamusic.com
Bassist , Producer,
“They’re all monster players who have pulled off an interesting feat: making
music that sounds timelessly rock, blues or funk and yet doesn’t sound quite
like any of their individually better known projects. (None of the
three singers—Neville, Allman and Zito—spill over as the dominant
The Royal Southern Brotherhood Release Date:
5-8-2012 The Royal Southen Brotherhood Debuts at #1 on iTunes Blues Charts.
“Your New Favorite Band”
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Zydefunk Northside Tavern Atlanta, Ga. May 9 June 6
Charlie will be playing with The Trio March 27 Maple Leaf New Orleans, La. Johnny Vidacovich on Drums Charlie on Bass and ??????on
Charlie will be playing with his Brother! John Wooton and his Steel Drum Band! Caribbean Jazz April 1st at 8 and 10pm Snug Harbor