Charlie Perez is a proud Houston native whose artistic journey began at the nationally acclaimed High School for Performing and Visual Arts  (HSPVA). He later graduated from the University of Houston with an Anthropology degree focusing on Musicology. 

His professional career, now spanning over 20 years, as a percussionist and band-leader include touring and backing-up artists like John Legend & Juanes at the 2009 Latin Grammys in Houston. Charlie has recorded on over a dozen albums. He has had the privilege to work in the studio with artist from Grammy award winning tejano band, La Mafia, to the recent collaboration between Khruangbin and Leon Bridges. 

Charlie continues to live and work in Houston with his wife and three young sons. He regularly performs, records and books a wide variety of talent with his well established booking and production company, The Trade Entertainment



Want to give your music that unique Houston sound? Charlie’s centrally located professional studio can record your whole project or just add drum and percussion to your track. This can be done in person or remotely. Contact Charlie to find out more of what his studio has to offer.


Charlie has over 20 years of experience in the music industry both as a drummer and band leader. Whether you are a beginner or seasoned musician, Charlie can help you on your journey. Classes are available to all ages and playing levels, either in person or remotely. For more details visit his lessons Facebook page!

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