about Me

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 & 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. Having already won 3 ‘Ohio Music Awards’ for Best Singer-Songwriter and Best Pop Song in 2016 and 2018, MAD SOUND Records is proud to announce the release of Charlie John’s next project - A four song EP entitled ‘My Messy Mind’ out June 5th! Inspired by OneRepublic, Ed Sheeran and Jack Garratt, the EP is a bold new imagining of the Pop Genre. The edgy guitar and lyrics set him apart from his contemporaries and align with the overall theme of the EP - Anxiety. While Cincinnati, OH based Pop Artist Charlie John has been featured many times in local press such as CincyMusic, CityBeat, WCPO and Local 12, John feels that this will be his biggest release yet and his most personal. The 4 songs paint a picture of an anxiety ridden society and life within it. The EP was co-written and produced by his father Bill Millikin, who’s a professional Music Composer and Producer of 30 plus years including being signed to Motown Records in the 80s, and Kevin Stokley, a local producer and musician in his own right. Combined, these ingredients have generated a genre-bending batch of songs. Charlie continues to write and release original music.

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