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Folk rock singer/songwriter, unplugged or electric, solo or ensemble.
Hi! This is Charlie B., singer, songwriter, and guitar player for the band Freudian Press. I also perform as a solo acoustic act. Freudian Press started in 1994, performing regularly for audiences in the midwest. The band has gone through a number of line-up changes over the years, and has gone from an acoustic-only band with two hand percussionists to an all-electric band with a set drummer.... all the while featuring both classic rock covers and my original songs. I am a self-taught musician, thus the reason for my playing a right-handed guitar upside-down, as a lefty. I have written and performed more than 50 original songs to date. I am also a published poet, and design and draw posters for Press shows. With a catalog of over 100 cover songs in addition to my original compositions, I'm never lacking material, and have performed in Freudian Press shows that lasted in excess of 5 hours. I am currently still writing, and recording sessions are in the works. The live songs presented on this site were all recording using a hand-held camcorder, and the studio songs were recorded in small home studios or in makeshift basement setups.
Band/artist history
Freudian Press: The Complete Lyrics Click on song title for lyrics: All songs copyright 1994, 1997, & 2010 C.Bennett
Have you performed in front of an audience?
According to our posters, and to the best of my recollection, here are most of the venues at which Freudian Press has performed... Autonomous Zone--Chicago Brewster's--Peoria Checkered Raven--Peoria City of New Orleans--Champaign Coffee House--Bloomington, IL "Derby Days"--Peoria, IL Donnelly's--Peoria "Elandorf Music Festival"--IL "End of Summer Bash"--Monica, IL Freudian Sip--Washington, IL Gabe's--Iowa City, IA Great Barrier Reef--Bellevue, IL "Green Chevrolet Backyard BBQ"--Peoria Gunner's--Iowa City, IA "Heart of Illinois Fair"--Peoria, IL Katie Hooper Riverboat--Peoria "Keets Foundation Battle of the Bands"--Canton, IL Kelleher's Pub--Peoria Lacey's--Bloomington, IL Landing--Peoria Lizard Lounge--Bloomington, IL Lucky Lady--Peoria Lyon's Den--Chicago Madison Theater--Peoria Morseland--Chicago "Morton Pumpkin Festival"--Morton, IL Mulligan's--Peoria One World--Peoria Plank Rd Pub--Bellevue, IL "Rachel's Dream" Fundraiser--Peoria, IL Red Barn--Peoria Rocky's--Bloomington, IL Rocky's--Peoria Side Bar--Peoria S.O.P.'s--Peoria Spanky's--Bloomington, IL Texas Cafe--Peoria "Timber Lake Music Fest"--Peoria, IL Town Hall Pub--Chicago Twilight Zone--Peoria Whammy Bar--Peoria ZZ Pop's--Peoria
Your musical influences
Cat Stevens, David Bowie, The Band, Grateful Dead, Pink Floyd, Lou Reed, Neil Young, Bob Dylan, CSN, Mother Love Bone, Jane's Addiction
What equipment do you use?
1974 Guild D-35 1999 Gibson SG '60 Reissue 1966 Fender Super Reverb (blackface)
Anything else?
Here's a list of the cover songs I play... AC/DC -- Ride On Afghan Whigs -- Let Me Lie to You Alliota, Haynes, & Jeremiah -- Lake Shore Drive Allman Bros. -- Melissa -- Midnight Rider -- Ramblin Man -- Whipping Post Animals -- House of the Rising Sun Bad Company -- Shooting Star Badfinger -- Day After Day Band, The -- Night They Drove Ol Dixie Down -- The Weight Beatles -- Blackbird -- Day in the Life -- Dear Prudence -- Hide Your Love Away -- Mother Nature's Son -- Norwegian Wood Black Crowes -- She Talks to Angels -- Wiser Time Bowie, David -- Changes -- Man Who Sold the World -- Space Oddity -- Ziggy Stardust Buffalo Springfield -- For What Its Worth Chapin, Harry -- Cat's in the Cradle Cliff, Jimmy -- Harder They Come -- Many Rivers to Cross Country Joe & the Fish -- Fixin to Die Rag Croce, Jim -- Bad, Bad Leroy Brown Crosby, Still, & Nash -- Helpless -- Helplessly Hoping -- Ohio -- Our House -- Suite: Judy Blue Eyes -- Wasted on the Way Cure -- Just Like Heaven -- Pictures of You Depeche Mode -- Somebody Donovan -- Mellow Yellow Doobie Bros. -- Black Water Dylan, Bob -- Dont Think Twice -- Girl from North Country -- Mighty Quinn -- Tangled Up in Blue -- Too Much of Nothing -- Walkin Down the Line Gabriel, Peter -- In Your Eyes Grateful Dead -- And We Bid You Goodnight -- Bird Song -- Black Muddy River -- Brokedown Palace -- Brown-Eyed Women -- Cassidy -- China Doll -- Deal -- Direwolf -- Eyes of the World -- Franklins Tower -- Friend of the Devil -- Hes Gone -- Morning Dew -- Mountains of the Moon -- Ramble on Rose -- Ripple -- Scarlet Begonias -- Standing on the Moon -- Stella Blue -- Sugaree -- Terrapin Station -- Touch of Grey -- Wharf Rat -- Wheel, The Gray, Dobie -- Drift Away Hale, Terry Lee -- Dead is Dead Havens, Richie -- Handsome Johnny Janes Addiction -- Classic Girl -- I Would -- Jane Says -- My Time -- Summertime Rolls John, Elton -- Rocket Man King, Ben E. -- Stand by Me Lennon, John -- Jealous Guy Lovin Spoonful -- Summer in the City Marcy Playground -- Sex and Candy Marley, Bob -- No Woman No Cry -- Redemption Song -- Three Little Birds Marillion -- Warm Wet Circles McCartney, Paul -- Maybe Im Amazed Melodians -- Rivers of Babylon Mother Love Bone -- Bone China -- Chloe Dancer/Crown of Thorns -- Man of Golden Words -- Stargazer Nicks, Stevie -- Landslide Old & In the Way -- Hobo Song -- Midnight Moonlight Ozbourne, Ozzy -- Flying High Again Pearl Jam -- Black -- Breath -- Elderly Woman... -- Footsteps Pink Floyd -- Comfortably Numb -- Fearless -- Learning to Fly -- On the Turning Away -- Wish You Were Here Porno for Pyros -- Orgasm Procul Harem -- Whiter Shade of Pale Radiohead -- Black Star -- Creep -- Fake Plastic Trees -- Sulk Red Hot Chili Peppers -- Breaking the Girl Reed, Lou -- Perfect Day -- Satellite of Love -- Walk on the Wild Side Rolling Stones -- Ruby Tuesday -- Sympathy for the Devil -- Wild Horses Screaming Trees -- I Nearly Lost You Segar, Bob -- Against the Wind Smashing Pumpkins -- Crush -- Drown -- Glynnis -- Luna -- Mayonnaise -- Muzzle -- Snail -- Suffer Steppenwolf -- Snowblind Friend Steve Miller Band -- The Joker Stevens, Cat -- Daytime -- Don't Be Shy -- Trouble -- Wild World Sublime -- Badfish -- What I Got Vaselines -- Jesus Wants Me for a Sunbeam Velvet Underground -- Heroin Waits, Tom -- Innocent When You Dream Young, Neil -- After the Goldrush -- Heart of Gold -- Needle and the Damage Done Zevon, Warren -- Lawyers, Guns, and Money
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