Charles McCollom

  • My nickname is “Fantastic.”
  • I play Selmer saxophones (tenor, alto and soprano), and sing lead and backup vocals.
  • My favorite three musical artists are: Earth Wind & Fire, Con-Funk-Shun, and The Bar Kays.
  • In 1962 a Blues Band from St. Louis, MO came to my home town. The leader of the band was the drummer and vocalist. He taught me to play the drums, got my mother’s permission for me to play with the band, and I have been playing ever since.
  • In “real life,” I am retired from the Army National Guard.
  • My favorite foods are Kangaroo Chops, candied yams and buttered rolls. My favorite beverage is Pepsi.
  • Something most people don’t know about me: I don’t like to fly!
  • I have jammed with, or played onstage or in the studio with: Johnny Taylor, Ted Taylor, Bobby Bland, O.V. Wright, Lenny Williams, Bill Withers, The Ojays, and The Spinners.
  • My favorite color is blue.
  • My favorite comedian is Bernie Mac.