Chuck Brimer | I'm Gonna Be Your Hero

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I'm Gonna Be Your Hero

by Chuck Brimer

Oustanding songwriting and clear concise vocals backed by a supreme blend of crossover country, piano ballad pop, and guitar driven rock & roll.
Genre: Rock: Roots Rock
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  Song Share Time Download
1. Misty Moon
3:33 $0.99
2. Baby, Let's Drive
4:49 $0.99
3. Little Ms. Parker
3:15 $0.99
4. Till There Was You
3:47 $0.99
5. Still In Your Heart
4:41 $0.99
6. Summer
3:47 $0.99
7. I'm Gonna Be Your Hero
2:18 $0.99
8. Red Headed Girl
4:03 $0.99
9. Small Ways
3:14 $0.99
10. Slow Train
4:33 $0.99
11. Beat Up, Broken, & Bruised
2:58 $0.99
12. When I Saw You
3:48 $0.99
13. It Ain't What, But Who You Know
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Album Notes
At age 13 Chuck followed in his father’s musical footsteps by cutting his own trail with an old acoustic guitar purchased from a pawn shop. After three months of lessons, Chuck began playing on a Sunday afternoon radio program transmitted from a local AM station.

During his early musical career, he performed over 800 shows on various radio programs and throughout the Carolinas, culminating in a seven year weekly stint at an award winning restaurant chain and other regular stints of four and one year in length at two other well established locations.

He studied music at the world renowned Berklee College of Music in Boston Massachusetts and later received degrees from three colleges and universities.

As a band leader, Chuck led a contemporary service at one of the largest congregations in the Carolinas for three years. Recording numerous albums with country & gospel groups along with an individual rock-a-billy effort and his latest pop rock release, Chuck has played in various musical productions and groups ranging from big band and rock, to acoustic and instrumental.

Chuck continues to sing, write, and record story type lyrics individually and with groups across the Carolinas, performing about 50 to 100 concerts a year. He has performed live nearly 1,500 times throughout his career. During the day, he instructs college courses online with a national university and in person at a community college.

Chuck’s latest release “I’m Gonna Be Your Hero” shows an influence and similarities to the following acts...
Billy Joel, The Eagles, Eric Clapton, The Police, Bruce Springsteen, The Beatles, George Michael, Boston, Frank Sinatra, Kenny Loggins, The Cars, Third Eye Blind, Counting Crows, Tom Petty, Matchbox Twenty; Barenaked Ladies, Blind Melon, Cake, Dishwalla, The Replacements, REM, Lynard Skynard, R.E.M.,

Sugar Ray, Dwight Yoakam, Elvis, Marty Stuart, The Doors, BB King, Clint Black, BR-549. The Rolling Stones, Sting, Sheryl Crowe, Brian Setzer, The Stray Cats, The Allman Brothers, The Doobie Brother, The Beatles, Bob Dylan, The Byrds, Van Morrison, Jackson Brown, America, Dire Straits, Bread, Don Williams,

Crosby, Stills and Nash, Neil Young, James Taylor, Chris Isaac, The Rembrandts, The Wallflowers, Gin Blossoms, Hootie and the Blowfish, Matchbox 20, Ben Harper, Jack Johnson, Ryan Adams, Dave Matthews, Dwight Yoakam, The Mavericks, Alan Jackson, Conway Twitty, Audioslave, Blondie, Janis Joplin,

Buck Owens, Johnny Cash, David Allen Coe, Glen Campbell , Cheap Trick, The Pretenders, REO Speedwagon, Goo Goo Dolls, Lifehouse, Three Doors Down, Seven Mary Three, Eric Clapton, Chicago, Journey, Tears for Fears, Hall & Oates, John Mayer, The Motels, U2, The Beach Boys, Steely Dan,

James Brown, The Bee Gees, Earth, Wind, & Fire, Prince, Yes, Genesis, Phil Collins, Rush, Stone Temple Pilots,Van Halen, Jimi Hendrix, Stevie Ray Vaughn, The Doors, ZZ Top, Cream, Grateful Dead, Bon Jovi, Nirvana, David Bowie, The Clash, Journey, Creedance Clearwater Revival, Duran Duran, Deep Purple,

Adam Ant, A-Ha, B-52’s, Bangles, Bee Gees, Pat Benatar, Joan Jett, Def Leppard, The Fixx, Foreigner, Peter Gabriel, Go Go’s, Howard Jones, Human League, INXS, J. Geils Band, Level 42, Robert Palmer, The Power Station, Simple Minds, Rick Springfield, Squeeze, Thompson Twins, John Waite, Paul Young.



Sergeant Bilko
A Paramount Film starring Steve Martin, Chris Rock, Dan Ackroyd, Phil Hartman

Saint Maybe
A Hallmark Thanksgiving Television Special

Shake Rattle & Roll
A CBS Miniseries


W.C.G.C 1460 AM

W.K.M..T. 1220 AM

W.A.A.K. 960 AM


Bally’s Casino Atlantic City, NJ

Four Queens Hotel & Casino Las Vegas, NV

The Mirage Las Vegas, NV

The Flamingo Hilton Reno, NV

Music City Sheraton Nashville, TN

The Omni Charlotte, NC

Jim & Layla’s Bluegrass Inn Nashville, TN


World 600 Charlotte, NC

Food City 500 Bristol, TN

Subway 400 Rockingham, NC

First Union 400 North Wilkesboro, NC

Goody’s 500 Martinsville, VA

Southern 500 Darlington, SC

Charlotte Checkers Hockey Game (2 shows)

Gastonia Rangers Baseball Game


Paramount Carowinds Amusement Park Charlotte, NC

Tweetsie Railroad Boone, NC

Dollywood Pigeon Forge, TN

College Park Las Vegas, NV

The Breaks Grundy, VA


Apple Festival Lincolnton, NC

Fish Camp Jam Gastonia, NC

York Fest York, SC

Cherry Blossom Festival Cherryville, NC

Mountaineer Day Kings Mountain, NC

Cotton Ginning Days Dallas, NC

Singing On The Mountain Grandfather Mountain, NC

Garabaldi Festival Belmont, NC

National Ballon Rally Statesville, NC


Gardner Webb University Boiling Springs, NC

University of North Carolina at Charlotte, NC

Western Carolina University Cullawee, NC

Appalachian State University Boone, NC

High Point University High Point, NC

Gaston College Dallas,NC


Charlotte Coliseum

Charlotte Merchandise Mart

Independence Arena Charlotte, NC

Ashbrook Auditorium Gastonia, NC

Linconlton Civic Center Linconlton, NC

Inman Theater Inman, SC


Numerous political fund raisers and balls for a North Carolina Governor and several different United States Congressional Representatives from both the House and Senate

Jigger’s Drive-In Bessemer City, NC (174 shows)

Hillbilly’s Barbeque McAdenville & Gastonia, NC (144 shows)

Stuart’s Restaurant Cramerton, NC (47 shows)

Cleveland County Fair Shelby, NC (10 shows)

Salisbury Fair Salisbury, NC

Mineral Springs Music Barn Mineral Springs, NC

National Guard Armory Gastonia, NC

Crossroads Campground Auditorium Denver, NC

Challenger III Golf Course Shelby, NC

Central Prison Raleigh, NC

Club Paradise Myrtle Beach, SC

Freight & Salvage House San Francisco, CA



to write a review staff

Excellent rock CD. Pick up a copy today!
"I'm Gonna Be Your Hero" is an excellent rock CD that has a rootsy 50s/60s rock and roll feel to it. The CD highlights Chuck's excellent songwriting along with top notch musicianship and production. "Misty Moon" has the feel of a classic Van Morrison song. "Til There was You," will remind you of your favorite 50s love songs. "Summer" is another one of our favorite songs. It is a feel-good, toe tapping song with a hook-filled chorus. If you enjoy artists such as Van Morrison, Mitch Ryder, and Bob Seger you'll enjoy Chuck Brimer's "I'm Gonna Be Your Hero." Pick up a copy today.

Tiffany Black

Original Awwesome and Lovely!!!
Well I Honestly think that Chuck Brimer is an Awesome singer/songwriter a bunch of tallent! great lyrics, catchy tunes, gives you all kindsa g0o0o0o0d vibes! put on "I'm gonna be your hero" dont even have to hit skip, my most fav. track [STILL IN YOUR HEART] i think that one is the HIT!

Much Love,Tiffany


Alexis Stevens

Great vocal, sounds a little like Sting.
A My Space friend turned me on to a couple of the songs on this CD. The vocal sounded so good I ended up getting it and I luv it that much more. The vocal fits the music very well, great combo. I like it allot, it's too country for rock and too pop for country, I dig that sound. Can't wait foe the next one to come out. My favorite song is Chuck Brimer's "Misty Moon". I hit play and the repeat button and just cruise on down the road.

The Charlotte Observer

The more I hear the CD, the more I like it.
When I popped the CD in my car player for the first time last week, I didn't know any of the songs. I just went with the flow of music as I rolled down Interstate 85. The number I found myself singing along with turned out to be "Red Headed Girl." The more I hear the CD, the more I like it. I played it again on the way to work this morning: A couple of tunes are still floating around in my head.
...He's got the gift, and one way or another he'll use it.

The Big Kahuna

Each of the 13 songs are gems unto themselves.
"I'm Gonna Be Your Hero" has become a fast favorite of mine. It's been spun in at least three of my five CD players, and more than once in my car. If you like a little country in your rock, or a little rock in your country, this album is definitely worth it.

Alternating tracks of driving rhythm with tracks of mellow sounds, this album is bound to please.By the end of the second track, Brimer has left us with no doubts that we are in good hands. Some of the songs... just had me smiling and laughing at the clever and marvelously funny pictures they paint. Others...left me with a pleasant melancholy I've not felt since I first started dating.... it's hard to pick a favorite track. Each of the 13 songs are gems unto themselves.

Ben Dungan "Gaston Alive"

Brimer's music can not be summed up in one word or phrase.
Brimer's music can not be summed up in one word or phrase. Once you think you have figured the answer out, he changes the questions on the next song. Is he rockabilly or honky-tonk? Is a tender balladeer or a rock ‘n roller?
One thing I do know is that Brimer writes pop music - - but not just any pop music. I call it smart pop. Writing smart pop music takes a lot of skill. It goes way beyond finding a catchy hook. Brimer finds a way to weave intelligent well-crafted lyrics into his melodies and instrumentations to create infectious catchy tunes that you'll be humming long after you are finished listening to his record.
However, the bottom line is that this is a fun record. Brimer won't leave you feeling down. With all of the negative news floating around each day, we all need a record that will pick us up after a bad day. Brimer has created that kind of record. And that in itself makes Chuck Brimer my hero.

Mark Waterbury "Music Morsels"

Catchy Tunes
Gastonia, NC’s Chuck Brimer seems infused with the souls of Roy Orbison and Carl Perkins. Singing like Roy without the high pitched croon and rocking like Carl with country flavors, Chuck maintains an edginess that is reminiscent of Jason and the Scorchers albeit less heavy and more twangy. This is highly entertaining music blending catchy tunes with energy and pure songwriting and performing talents.

Keith B

It's AWEsome! Love the horn parts, especially the last solo!
The lyrics on Red Headed Girl, & Hero, are poignant beyond belief! This album is great for road trips, study sessions, ...well, whenever you listen to good music!

Joshua A. Gates

Love this CD
I love this cd it has great lyrics great beats it is unbelievable that mr.brimer writes his own songs i truly believe this is a future breakout artist.

Music Emissions: Mike Wood

Slick but comforting...a solid set...This swings and makes you smile
Slick but comforting, kinda like Chris Isaak without some of the depth, Brimer makes happy rockabilly with ease. This is a solid set that won’t set you to brooding, but his arrangements are sharp and familiar, and bound to sound great live. You may miss a little grit in the 4/4,but you can rock out with Chet Atkins-like sheen and ringing notes. Brimer’s jumpy guitar keeps the tunes from descending into a pop. Eagles-ish blandness, and his vocal twang is genuine.
The ballads, carried by Nathan Gray on piano, are the highlights for me, as are “Red Headed Girl” and “Broken and Bruised.” Call this Family-oriented honk-tonk, and call that a compliment. This swings and makes you smile, and if it doesn’t change your world, it at least may make you glad for a minute that you are still living in it.
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