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Brother-sister duo Charlie Belle to make NYC live debut next week; Scheduled to appear on NPR's "Weekend Edition" this Sunday.

posted Dec 16, 2015, 7:00 PM by Vu Nguyen
Brother-sister duo Charlie Belle to make NYC live debut next week; Scheduled to appear on NPR’s “Weekend Edition” this Sunday.

17-year-old songwriter Jendayi Bonds, 15-year-old brother Gyasi to play free holiday show at Rockwood Music Hall next Wednesday.

“It’s pretty R&B inspired,” Jendayi Bonds, the 17-year-old singer-songwriter of Charlie Belle explains about “I Don’t Want To Be Alone,” the duo’s new EP, out now.  “I’ve really been feeling the groove and trying to figure out a way to put that into Charlie Belle without taking away from who we are.”


The groove Jendayi is feeling hits home and is immediate on the EP’s title track, recently premiered by NPR, which will also air a piece about the band this Sunday on its “Weekend Edition” program.  Miss the summer?  The video for “I Don’t Want To Be Alone” will bring you right back.  See it now via Yahoo!


New York-based fans of Charlie Belle can catch the band’s first NYC live appearance next Wednesday, December 23rd at Rockwood Music Hall (196 Allen St.) at 8PM.  Admission is free!


The Bonds siblings, who began playing together as a duo in 2011 (promptly landing in USA Today with a cover of “Strange Powers” by Magnetic Fields), made a splash earlier this year with the breezy debut EP “Get To Know,” which recalled the English “alternapop” sound of the 90’s in a succinct and memorable handful of songs that reflected Jendayi’s mature-beyond-her-years songwriting.


Displaying a style that Jendayi began to hone starting with her first songwriting attempts at only 10-years-old (brother Gyasi started on drums at four), the “Get To Know” EP earned Jendayi’s songs their first bit of national attention.  The “I Don’t Want To Be Alone” EP shows off a major step forward in the young lyricist’s songwriting and abilities with a hook.


“I Don’t Want To Be Alone,” the latest EP from Charlie Belle, is out now.