Charlie Moreno is a bass player, composer, producer and clinician, born in the Canary Islands, who has been living for the last twenty years between Madrid and Barcelona. He has attended lessons from some of the greats in the jazz world: Russell Malone, Gary Grainger, Yellow Jackets, Dave Weckl, Tom Kennedy, Richard Bona, Richie Goods, Andrew Gouche, Victor Bailey and Victor Wooten, amongst others.
Currently, he is a private electric bass teacher with students all across the world and musical leader of the project “POWAFUNK,” with their self-titled recording in 2016. He is a founding member of the project Remembering Prince, as well as being a sideman to the biggest selling spanish pop artists.
Throughout his professional career he has collaborated with world-class musicians, such as Christian Howes, Chuck Loeb, Polo Ortí, Joel Rosenblatt, Till Broenner, Eric Marienthal, Anthony Jackson, Steve Lawson, Mike Ricchiuti, Phil Magnotti, Carles Benavent, Federico Lechner, Torsten de Winkel, Héctor Salazar, José Antonio Ramos, Andreas Prittwitz, Mestisay, Los Coquillos, Kike Perdomo, Esther Ovejero, Nantha Kumar, Braulio, Los Salvapantallas and a large etc.
Charlie is also sponsored by and a clinician for the brands MTD basses, EBS amps, Bartolini pickups, Gruv Gear, Line6 and RightOn! straps.
Moreno has given clinics and concerts in numerous celebrated international festivals such as: Blues Fest (Australia), Blue Note Festival (Brasil), European Bass Day (Viersen-Germany), Fuzz Guitar Show (Sweden), ElbJazz (Hamburg), Bass Day UK (England), Museumsuferfest (Frankfurt), Tal Guitart Fest (Morocco) and in various editions of Barcelona Jazz Fest, Novas Músicas Monforte de Lemos, multiple times at Festival Canarias Jazz y Más, and he has also participated in the five editions of Todobajos Bass Day. He has also performed at the WOMAD festival.
The Canarian artist has also edited four solo albums: So Lonely (2005) , Island Style (2007), Subway to Venus, a cd that received the award for “ Best Bass Album 2010” in the 2011 edition of Todobajos Bass Day; and his last album to date “From The Vault” (2018).
Charlie has toured as a sideman for pop artists such Antonio Romero, Alex Casademunt (O.T.) and the Grammy nominated artist, Shaila Dúrcal, as well as, the pop sensation Chenoa, the winnner of Euforia talent show Mariona Escoda, Flores Raras and the pop-rock group Nonno, to name but a few. A notable highlight for Charlie, was his appearance in the T.V. production of “Va la Nota”, transmitted all across Spain by Telecinco.
Currently, he is touring with mainstream spanish pop artist David Bustamante, and he is performing with the bands Remembering Prince, Leila Sound, Cafe Soul, Mr Dynamite as well as with his own Charlie Moreno Band.