As a Capitol Records studio musician, Charles worked with such entertainers as Jimi Hendrix, The Steve Miller Band, Bob Seger, Cher, Glen Campbell and hundreds of others. He played a key role in obtaining over 87 gold and 36 platinum records. He also received several Scotty and Golden reel awards, as well as, many Grammy awards and nominations. One very memorable moment for Charles, was being featured in the 1969 Woodstock movie, celebrating a significant event in the history of rock-and-roll.
Charles spent his early years growing up in Brooklyn, New York. He attended The High School of Art & Design, the Rhode Island School of Design, NYU and the Institute of Audio Research were he received a degree in Audio Engineering.
After recording and touring on several projects, Charles was the chief engineer on the team (Eventide) that designed the first Digital Audio electronics (The Digital Delay Line) which made cell phones, ipods, computer sound and all other present day sound technologies a reality. In addition to this, he designed a number of state of the Art recording studios with his architectural, audio research and electronics engineering background. In parallel, he continued as a Record Producer, Recording Engineer, Musician and Writer throughout the years, Charles was involved in hundreds of projects and worked for Capitol Records, Warner Bros. and a number of other state of the art recording companies and studios.
When the event of personal computers became a reality, Charles was involved in programming some of the first and top of the line music software products. As a participant on the team that wrote the, now current, recording language between music machines called MIDI (Musical Instrument Digital Interface), Charles developed many products for companies like Yamaha, Kurweil, Casio and Korg and all of his products were endorsed by the respective companies and was subject of a plethora of Music trades magazine articles and interviews for two decades. In addition, Charles held many personal technology patents.
Though Charles was an extremely busy man, one of his main passions was to help up and coming artists achieve their dreams. He started a well known organization called, "The Hollywood Hooligans and The Broadway Bratz", which consisted of many young celebrities that made music CDs, video's, and attended many red carpet concert events. He assisted them in all aspects of their musical career and was their mentor. A portion of the proceeds for all of these projects were donated to help many children's charities, especially for the sick.
Charles Faris recently passed away from a two year battle with pancreatic cancer. We encourage you, family and friends to attend this "very special" event to honor Charles. If his schedule permits "Mr. Tim Allen (Home Improvement)"
If you can not attend this event and would like to make a donation to either Charles Faris' burial costs OR to the pancreatic foundation in his name, please email Robin and Lori Goldbatt at the email address below.
Tickets for the "Laugh Factory" Fundraiser Event must be purchased through Robin and Lori Goldblatt at: GOLDBLATTTWINS@
We hope to see you there! It will be a FUN event for a GREAT cause!
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