Bio

Dr. F. Charles (Chuck) Brunicardi was born in Perth Amboy, New Jersey. Raised in a musical family by Edward and Rose Brunicardi, he began playing and performing when he was seven. He played his first performance at age 8 to an audience of 1000 people and then made the all county choir at age 9. Chuck played in bands and wrote songs throughout high school, college and medical school and music has always remained an integral part of his life.
During the summers of medical school, Chuck toured England as a folk singer & signed with Charisma Records in London in 1978. Chuck headlined the Cambridge Folk Festival in England in 1978, a bill which included Don McLean and Richie Havens, and played legendary folk venues like the Troubador and the Roundhouse. The following year, while in his third year of medical school, he signed a recording and film contract with the Robert Stigwood Organization in New York City and gave serious consideration to a full time career in entertainment. Fate would intervene: when John Lennon was killed in New York, just a few blocks from Chuck’s apartment, that tragedy had a major impact on Chuck’s life, since John Lennon was his primary influence and childhood hero. Soon afterwards, Chuck made a decision to devote himself to a career in academic surgery* and placed a hold on any professional performances. However, he continued to write songs and recording as a passion hobby and over the past 30 years, has written more than 100 songs and a musical, Kid Crusade, with his brother Edward and sister Pat, both outstanding musicians and songwriters in their own right. With the help of Pat, Chuck’s acoustic recordings were placed on several music websites and a fanbase has slowly developed. It was through these sites, that legendary engineer, Mark Dearnley heard Chuck’s songs and thus began a relationship to embark on a producing “Where Sunset Meets the Beach” along with Nashville singer-songwriter-producer, Patrick Davis. After months of preparation, Chuck and Mark met Patrick in Nashville in July of 2013 and recorded 12 songs in the Warner Chappell Studios with an all star cast of Nashville musicians, including Mark Hill, Dan Dougmore, Pat McGrath, Jeff Roach, Ken Lewis and Wes Hightower. The album was engineered by Mark Dearnley and Sarah Emily Parrish and produced by Mark Dearnley, Patrick Davis and Chuck. The production of this CD has brought him full circle with his love of music. Thank you so much for listening! Please enjoy.
*Currently, Chuck serves as the Moss Foundation Professor and Vice Chairman of the Department of Surgery at the David Geffen School of Medicine. He is honored to be the Chief Editor of “Schwartz’s Principles of Surgery”, the leading general surgery textbook worldwide, and is a widely sought after keynote speaker on targeted cancer therapies and personalized medicine.

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