Charles Bradley & His Extraordinaires brought the LOVE to Timber!

Saturday July 26 Charles Bradley and His Extraordinaires performed in the beautiful surroundings of the Tolt River – John MacDonald Park in Carnation, Washington. Their performance was the highlight of the 2nd annual Timber! Outdoor Music Festival which offers a variety of music, camping, hiking, mountain biking, kayaking and a whole lot of fun into a family friendly three-day weekend.

Charles Bradley has become one of the amazing soul singers and performers on the legendary indie record label, DAPTONE RECORDS out of Brooklyn, New York. DAPTONE specializes in Soul, Funk, Gospel and Afrobeat artists, and along with Sharon Jones & The Dap-Kings and the Budos Band, Charles Bradley has made a name for himself as one of the superstars of the Soul revival.

His band, the Extraordinaries play some very tight arrangements in support of Charles Bradley, that when he Bradley hits the stage, he is in complete control of the audience. Charles Bradley sings about LOVE in capital letters. The man exudes a pure gift of heartfelt soul, singing passionately with undying exuberance.

The audience was swaying and groovin’ to his sexy brand of soul and funk. The show is so damn hot that there was a marriage proposal in the audience with Charles Bradley bringing the couple on stage for a first dance as he serenaded them. Everyone simply loved his performance; men, women and kids were mesmerized by his stage presence.

As I was leaving after the performance, I overheard one woman say to her man “That music makes
me feel like making a baby, that was so F’ing sexy”. That pretty much sums it up!

View more shots of Timber! Outdoor Music Festival HERE and HERE

About Peter Dervin

Peter Dervin Bio I was born in Los Angeles, raised on BOSS Radio KHJ 930AM listening to the Real Don Steele, grew up listening to Dr. Demento on KMET 94.7, graduated to Rodney Bengenheimer on KROQ-FM. Started collecting records in high school, I haven’t stopped. Moved to the Northwest in 1989. Became a disc jockey and program host on 90.7 KSER in Everett, I was there for 18 years. Owned a record shop from 1993-1995 called Orbit Records. Mike McCready from Pearl Jam bought a PJ 45 from me. I wrote music reviews for a monthly called “The Taste of Everett”. I was Editor of a trade publication called the “Northwest Landscape Professional” I had always been photographing at the concerts I’ve attended. In 2010, the Grateful Dead used my photos from 1980 on a Road Trips CD release. I then began the journey of taking my photography to the next level. I have photographed a who’s who of musicians, bands and artists. From Los Lobos to DEVO and everything in between. You can see my portfolio at I am excited to be working with the folks at Northwest Music Scene, American Rock Scene and American Blues Scene.