Charlie Tatman is the entertainer you must see. Solo with his doubleneck Ovation or with his band, his energetic show is a crowd pleaser. The quintessential entertainer, Charlie mixes rock and roll and country music into his own blend of southern and country rock. He then adds to that some down home story telling and a few jokes and he creates an intimate performance style no matter what size venue he is in. With songs from Lynyrd Skynyrd, Bob Seger, The Eagles, John Mellencamp, Hank Jr., and others, as well as his own originals, his playlist will “Take you back home.” They are songs you can recognize and sing along with.
A soulful, bluesy vocal style, git-r-done attitude, and “just one of the boys” personality allows this amazing artist to really deliver the goods on stage... Whether performing for a country crowd, a rock and roll audience or a few friends on his back porch, everyone has a good time at a Charlie Tatman show!
Charlie has been playing and singing for as long as he can remember. Growing up the youngest son of a fire and brimstone Baptist preacher, he learned at an early age how music can move someone to “jump and shout and share the spirit.” After hearing Elvis and seeing the female fans’ reaction to his music, he knew he wanted to be an entertainer. He began playing guitar and started his first band in junior high school and began performing at local talent shows and school functions. Through the years he has played with several local bands, most of which played classic and southern rock as well as some country. His influences are the southern rock and classic rock bands of the seventies such as Lynyrd Skynyrd, Bad Company, Molly Hatchet, as well as Bob Seger, Ted Nugent, Elvis, and Hank Jr.
InAugust of 2002 Charlie began playing music full time. He put together a duo with a good friend and was soon playing two or three nights a week with the duo and performing most weekends with his band. After a year the duo went separate ways and Charlie began his solo career. Again he was performing three nights a week solo and was doing weekend shows with his band, mostly local venues.
With the release of his self-titled debut CD in October of 2005, Charlie achieved the lifelong goal of recording his own songs and performing all the instrumental and vocal tracks. His original music runs a gambit of styles. Some songs are ballads, others are straight ahead rockers. Some are country and others are bluesy. These styles all reflect the music that Charlie grew up on.
Charlie is well known in central Ohio and has performed at many venues in and around Ohio and Nashville, Tennessee. He has opened up for such headliners as Tim Rushlow, Ronnie Keel, Charlie Wayne, Iron Horse, and local favorites, McGuffey Lane.
In May of 2006 Charlie was signed by CMG Records in Nashville to record his next CD. Free and Easy was released in 2007 and was voted #5 Indie release by Swampland.com. The Cd is still played on several internet stations in the US and overseas.
When not playing music Charlie enjoys hunting, fishing, target shooting and watching old movies. He lives in Grove City, Ohio with his wife Paula .
Charlie is able to fulfill your musical entertainment needs whether you need a solo entertainer or a full band. He is available on weeknights as well as weekends. If you need to hire musical entertainment, give Charlie a call. He’ll be thrilled to hear from you and you’ll be glad you did!