my original music


Hey!  My name is Charlie John and my solo project is called 'YOUASWELL', but as a gigging musician I go by Charlie :)   

I'm an Independent Pop Singer/Songwriter, Recording Artist and Musician. I've been playing out live for the last 11 years.


- I play Pop, R&B, Folk, Soul, Classic Rock, Country, and more.
- I play guitar, piano and I sing using a loop pedal that allows me to get a full band sound without a band.
- I DJ events as well (including weddings) 

- Open to requests
- Plays all ranges of music from old to new
- Accepted Payment: Credit/Debit Card, Cash, Check, PayPal
- I also can write you a custom or parody song for your wedding, anniversary, birthday, corporate event or any other occasion!

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My Story

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.  At 18 he picked up the guitar and hasn't looked back, playing solo gigs while working and attending school.   

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. 
Charlie continues to grow as a performer, and now incorporates “looping” into his live shows.  By looping he can accompany himself not only with acoustic guitar, he can also create a drum track, bass and other instruments, giving him a full band sound.

Singing Guitarist

I sing and play guitar.  I have a HUGE range of covers that I play as well as originals.  Check out some videos below and get in touch if you'd like to work together!


I've DJ'd and MC'd thousands of events and weddings over the years.  Let me know what you're looking for and I know we can make it happen!

Custom songwriting

I write tons of music!  If you're interested in speaking about a custom song, please get in touch below!

Covers on covers

original visuals



I'm always looking for new and exciting opportunities. Let's connect.