Charley and Jesi met at an open mic night in Oceanside, CA in October of 2008 and have been writing and performing songs together ever since.
Their musical aspirations brought them to compile their debut album, which is a direct representation of their live harmonistic acoustic unplugged act, entitled, "Raw," which was recorded on their first US tour spreading love to each corner of the US, starting off in various venues in New York to Florida, to recording sessions in New Orleans, Austin and Los Angeles, even the Hawaiian Islands! Each song on Raw was recorded in a different studio on their road trip, from Jupiter Echo Beach recording studio in Jupiter, FL, Fudge Studios in New Orleans, LA. 5th Street Studios in Austin, TX, Oceanside, CA's SpeakEasy Studios and San Frans' Studio Paradiso & beyond.
They are now engaged and have just formed their own record label, Wini Flashdance Records, in which they just released their second album that's self titled, "Charley & Jesi."
For their second album, they recorded at the Village Recorder and hired some of the top musicians in Los Angeles including two-time Latin Grammy winning drummer, Julio Figueroa, top session bassists, K.T. Tyler and Daniel Baker, Glendale native that Charley met at jazz band at Hoover High School. They mastered the record at Capitol Records by Robert Vosgien, known for his work with No Doubt's Tragic Kingdom.
After self producing, promoting and managing both albums, they decided to form their own record label. "Nowadays making music is so accessible to anyone and being that we have the do it yourself attitude, it just makes sense. We're not waiting for someone to make our dreams come true, we're doing it ourselves."
They street perform regularly at farmers markets, street fairs and art walks along with open mikes all across the US and now are planning their tour of the Pacific North West from California to Vancouver, Canada.