Rolling Stones Concert Film "Shine A Light," In Theaters April 4

March 2008, Rosebud News

Charlie Watts’ “other band” is the subject of "Shine A Light," an intimate concert film on the Rolling Stones. Academy-Award winner Martin Scorsese directed the film, which hits theaters nationwide on April 4th. The documentary film chronicles a three-night Stones concert run at New York’s famed Beacon Theatre in 2006 from the "A Bigger Bang" tour. Charlie Watts is an executive producer on the film in addition to the other band members. For more details, see the "Shine A Light" film site >>

The Rosebud Agency represents Charlie for touring with his jazz groups for which there are no immediate plans, but stay tuned to this site for any updates.

Grammy Noms for Marcia Ball, John Hammond, Robert Cray and Mr. Watts' Other Band
December 2005, Rosebud News

Rosebud artists just nominated for Grammy Awards include Marcia Ball for Live! Down The Road and John Hammond for In Your Arms Again in the Best Traditional Blues category as well as Robert Cray for Twenty in the Best Contemporary Blues category. Rosebud artist Charlie Watts also scored a nomination with his other band, The Rolling Stones, for A Bigger Bang in the Best Rock Album category. The Grammys will be awarded in Los Angeles on February 8, 2006.

August 2004, Rosebud News

Charlie Watts And The Tentet’s New Live CD, Watts At Scott’s, is set for August 24 release. Charlie Watts’ Tentet features some of the UK’s finest musicians and they are captured here on a sparkling two disc set from a run of dates at London’s legendary, Ronnie Scott’s. Featured songs include a diverse collection of compositions from the likes of Duke Ellington and Thelonius Monk to originals from the Tentet themselves including Gerard Presencer's take on the Glimmer Twins in "Faction", to two tracks culled from the eclectic Watts / Keltner Project.
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released in 2000 from CYBEROCTAVE

During downtime for the Rolling Stones’ Bridges to Babylon recording in 1997, fellow drummers Charlie Watts and L.A. session ace Jim Keltner slip into an adjacent studio for an impromptu jam. Keltner brings along a sampler and some sequences he has prepared, Watts brings a pair of sticks and his inimitable backbeat. The result is a swirling excursion into Techno/World Beat exotica with Charlie’s "Start Me Up" grooves at the core.

Digitally edited and enhanced more than a year later at a Parisian studio with co-producer Phillipe Chauveau, the Charlie Watts Jim Keltner Project stands as the drummer’s most personal and compelling statement to date. The song titles tell the whole story; each named for a different Jazz legend. And though Charlie makes no attempt to imitate his heroes, he pays homage to them all on nine provocative tracks. ... more >>

Charlie Watts And The Tentet Set Tokyo and New York Dates
August 2001, Rosebud News

Charlie Watts will take his Tentet on the road in late October and early November for extended runs at the Blue Note clubs in Tokyo and New York. This is a rare chance to see the legendary drummer up close with some of England's best jazz artists.

Charlie Watts / Jim Keltner CD Just Out
May 2000, Rosebud News

Charlie Watts, drummer for the "World's Greatest Rock 'n' Roll Band", is back with another great side project. Charlie teams with another legendary drummer, Jim Keltner, for an incredibly creative and adventurous tribute to jazz drumming royalty entitled simply Charlie Watts / Jim Keltner Project. This CD is full of great musical surprises and is, itself, a tribute to the two master drummers who created the record.