Born into a family of musicians, singers and songwriters, Charlie's unquenchable passion for great music and melodies seemed only natural. He grew up listening to Earth Wind and Fire, Stevie Wonder, and The Doobie Brothers among others, so it’s no surprise that by the age of 6 he was singing and performing with his siblings for family and friends. It wasn't until high school though that he really got the bug, and flourished.
In 2013, 2014 and 2016 Charlie was contacted by the producers of the TV show “The Voice” and invited to audition in Chicago, Dallas and Nashville. He also recently won “Best Original Pop Song” and “Best Original Singer/Songwriter Song” in the 2016 Ohio Music Awards, the overall Grand Prize in the Songdoor 2016 International Songwriting Competition with his original song “Change Me” and “Best Singer/Songwriter Song” for his song “Broken” in the 2018 Ohio Music Awards.
Now based in Rancho Cucamonga, CA, Charlie continues to grow as a performer and incorporates “looping” into his live shows. By looping he can accompany himself not only with an acoustic guitar, he can also create a drum track, bass and other instruments, giving him a full band sound.
“Charlie Millikin writes the kind of massively catchy Pop songs that put him one tiny piece of good exposure away from breaking out on a wide scale.” - Mike Breen, Cincinnati CityBeat
“A superb mix of soul, funk, rock and some jazz elements, along with infectious rhythm and an array of vocal styles, make up the sounds of Charlie Millikin” - Indie Rock Cafe
Email - Management@CharlieMillikin.com
Phone - 513.520.3600