Artists/Band : Chuck Kesilman

Music Genre : Pop

Other Genres : Pop and Rock’n’ roll/Americana

Websites or Social Media Pages

YouTube, Spotify, Radio Express, Number 1 Music, Soundcloud

Chuck Kesilman,

What Musical Genre Do You Feel Best Describes Your Music And How Would You Describe Your Sound?
Much of my music is of Beatles influence, and I used their music as my “Hook” to promote my music. DJ’s around the world know me as “The World’s Greatest 12-string Guitarist”, I play a 12-string guitar at some of the nicest places around in addition to other great classics of the ’60s and ’70s, and it’s my job to dazzle people on the guitar, and if I don’t, then I haven’t done my job. Nobody in these parts of the woods does what I do, and people everywhere tell me that what I do is remarkable for someone who doesn’t play in a band. To bring the music to life with expertise as a one-band man creates an atmosphere and tone that folks tell me all the time. I’ve never been one to brag or boast about my music, as a wise man once told me that if you’re THAT good, don’t brag and toot your horn, but rather let others brag on you. Thanks to the Beatles sound and popularity opened doors for me many years ago when I created a Lennon/McCartney Tribute song, “Return Of The Walrus/Flight Of The Blackbird”, a song about a Walrus (John Lennon), now living in a red cloud of love, spreading strawberries of everlasting love, and singing around the universe, “All You Need Is Love”, The blackbird (Paul McCartney), takes notice of the falling strawberries from the heavens and knows this is his cue to begin his flight into the dead of night. Together, the walrus and blackbird come together as one, singing in time and in unison, “All You Need Is Love”. After all these years, it’s music to my ears, it’s time to stand up and cheer, for everywhere around the world they can be heard, “The Legendary Walrus and Bird.

But most of all it’s the Lord up above, empowering the world through the walrus and bird. So, Hail! to the Fab for everlasting love, singing Glory, Hallelujah, man, “All You Need Is Love”. This song was approved by MPL Communications in New York, New, one of Sir Paul McCartney’s offices, and the song was sent to London and was later approved in Europe and also won me an Honorable Mention award from the World Billboard Contest in 2009. From this song came other songs of Beatles influence, such as “Every Time I Call Out Your Name”, “Hey Rah! He’s The Guitar Man”, “Learn To Love Me Cause I Love You”, and other songs that can be found on YouTube and the mentioned above, including “Return Of The Walrus/Flight Of The Blackbird”. Also, YouTube can provide great Beatles classics such as “Here Comes The Sun”, “Something”, “When I’m 64”, and many other classic Beatles songs and more, all on YouTube. Thanks to the man above who gave me a gift to share with the world, and thanks to all of the DJ’s’ around the world who have continued to play my music because of the Beatles influence.

How Did You Get Your Name? Is There A Story?
My name “Beatle-Chuck was given to me many years ago, but I’ve tried to separate my music from the Beatles, however, it has continued to benefit me over the years that the Beatles influence has blessed me in many ways that I could never imagine. I’ve shared the above information with great humbleness and humility, and I thank you for letting me share personal information that I would normally not share because I’ve learned many years ago not to toot one’s horn, but I’m only basing my opinion from the publicity and notoriety I’ve received over the years from people around the world.

What Are or Have Been Your Musical Influences?
Without a doubt, the Beatles, Jim Croce, Led Zepplin, and The Rolling Stones, but The Beatles gig and my music has greeted me with much delight and happiness, something I seem to appreciate more and more over the years

What Are You Working On Now? Any Future Collaborations We Can Look Forward To?
I will return to the studio to record 2-3 songs of Beatles influence in 2024, but for now, I’m enjoying life to the fullest with my best friend and wife, Bonnie.

What Is Your Ultimate Goal In The Music Industry? What Is Your Plan Of Action?
At this present time, my goals are to enjoy retirement and to play classic Beatles and other great songs including my own songs, all on the 12-string. Bringing the guitar to life and fulfilling the dream of not needing a band has been a blessing and a gift, but I bring people on stage unexpectedly with a special and unique kind of way that guarantees that they leave with a smile and wanting more, a good thing~

What Is Your Favorite Track To Perform Live and Why?
I love playing the Srgt. Pepper’s Album and the Abby Road Album on the 12-string with great detail that includes rhythm, bass, and lead, all at the same time, something that very few people can do, so they tell me. I won’t dispute it, as it’s a very high compliment to receive, and I can only thank the Lord for giving me the ability to do so

What Has Been The Biggest Challenge In Your Career Thus Far?
The biggest challenge of my life was going to college, graduating, and pursuing a career, and, on the side, I entertain all ages, young and old, and write, produce, and create my own songs!

What’s Your Typical Songwriting Process?
I will create a good beat to a song and then fill the song in with words, sometimes visa-versa

How Has Social Media Influenced Your Career As An Artist?
some~ My biggest thrill was getting my music to MPL Communications and having one of my songs explode, thanks to DJ’s that compared my music to the Beatles. I’ve never been turned down from anyone to share my music, but I sincerely believe it’s because there’s a similar comparison of my music that echos Beatles music, at least, that’s what they tell me, and again, I won’t dispute it. I’m grateful and appreciative to know that the music is magic and that listeners always come back for more. I have no routine as to what I’m going to play, and I only go on instant and the feel of the crowd. Playing classic Beatles can get old, which is why I mix it up with other great songs, including comedy, such as old television classic theme songs, such as: The Beverly Hillbiliies, Green Acres, The Pink Panther, Petticoat Junction, and more. Again, nobody in these parts of the woods does what I do, and the attention received is overwhelming and sometimes doesn’t make sense to me, but I’m complaining. I love what I do, and I look forward to getting back in the studio, I will continue to take one day at a time to enjoy the moment and share my original music that is Beatles influence, a gift from above.

What Are Some Tracks and Artists Currently On Your Playlist?
“Every Time I Call Out Your Name”, “Why Are We Just Friends”, “Time To Let You Go, Girl, Bye-Bye”, “Learn To Love Me Cause I Love You”, “Hey Rah! He’s The Guitar Man”, “Return Of The Walrus/Flight Of The Blackbird”, “Fairytale Rock”, “You’ve Always Been The One”, “That Warm And Gentle Old Man”,

What Did You Do Before You Started Making Music?
I worked at the Juvenile Court upon leaving College, worked with Nero Enterprises touring in Colorado, helped a family business, and in later years I helped create a new subdivision called, Azalea Gardens, an Assistant Principal at an Elementary School, and now retired, young at heart, full head of hair, married, and I thank God each day for letting me wake up to enjoy another day!

Any Advice For Young People (Men or Women) That Want To Succeed In The Music World?
Never give up on your dream, even if you’re doing it on the side of a job or career. Learn to take chances and hope for the best, have a gimmick or “Hook”, that can be very useful, and enjoy what you’re doing and always learn how to play off people by never letting anything bother you. Learn to make fun of yourself so that others will be able to see nothing but good vibes. It’s like riding a bicycle that you never forget how to do.

What Would You Change In The Music Industry If You Were A Top Music Executive?
I would go back many years when there were record companies to help promote one’s music. Today, it’s a completely different set-up where a record company isn’t needed. And, the best music around is the old music that has a good beat and is contagious to the ears!

How Do You Feel About Originality?
Originality is very important, but again, as a band or one-man band, it helps to have a gimmick or “Hook”, to attract attention, plus, it helps to be able to dazzle people on a 12-string guitar by bringing the music alive without missing a chord, note, or beat.

Is There Anything Else We Should Know About You Or That You Would Like to Add?
I hope you will take the time to listen to my music and decide for yourself if the music is contagious to the soul and ears, and no matter what, never give up. Practice turns into habit, and habit turns into routine! Hope you enjoy the music and thank you for letting me share!!! God bless and smiles to ALL!! Chuck (Beatle-Chuck)

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