Producer, Writer, Artist Development, Royalties Sales & Acquisitions
Charley Burch is a lifelong Memphian who has been employed as a professional in the entertainment industry 30 years, in various capacities as a Producer, ASCAP Writer, Writer of reviews and articles, club owner/operator, boxing judge/promoter, record producer, tour manager, Royalties Broker and in artist/event management and promotion. As an artist manager and/or promoter, he has booked numerous major pop and blues artists, and his artists have toured throughout Europe, East Asia, as well as North America. As an award-winning record producer (2010 BMA Traditional Blues Album), Burch has been producing or co-producing records since 2003. View music credits.
Mr. Burch owns and manages dozens of properties with his mother Dr. Wanda Burch in Memphis, TN for the past 30 + years. He is a member of The Memphis Area Board of Realtors and is an Affiliate Broker with Keller Williams Realty.
He has been a Voting, P&E Wing and Board of Governors member (2011-2013) of NARAS (National Academy of Recording Arts and Sciences – The Grammy’s) Memphis Chapter and Voting member of The Blues Foundation (BMA’s). Burch was a board member and the Vice Chairman of The Memphis and Shelby County Music Commission and previous Treasurer of the Executive Board. He has also served the City of Memphis in a 4 ½ year term as Secretary and Board Member of its Alcohol Commission. Burch is an ASCAP Writer and Publisher. He has promoted and produced hundreds of concerts from 100-person venues to 10,000-plus seat venues and festivals. He has been deeply involved with the Delta Blues community in recent years opening and owning blues-related businesses in the Delta (Bluesberry Bakery Café and neighboring R&B Club), while consulting numerous business people, historians, writers, enthusiasts, blues masters and developing artists of the genre. Burch has experience in form law, commercial printing, advertising marketing, promotions, development, management and production in politics, music, video, television, film and stage. He currently is a freelance writer of artist interviews, reviews and various published mediums for music magazines. Mr. Burch has owned and operated several private companies including Mr. Payroll Franchise, Valet Service, Speed Dating and Marketing / Sales of numerous products and services. Licensed Life Health and Annuities in The State of Florida. Trained US Customs broker and Airplane Pilot.
His Father Charlie Cowden Burch (Civil Rights Attorney, Criminal Lawyer and Multi-Term State of Tennessee Representative) was Born in May 3rd, 1928 in Chicago, IL and died in May 17th, 1979 (Yahrzeit 20th of Iyar) in Memphis, TN. His Mother Wanda Burch, maiden name Campe (Educator, PHD and Real Estate Agent, GRI / Owner), was born June 22nd, 1928 in Sweetwater, TN and still Lives in Memphis, Tennessee. Charley Burch has a son Zachary Cowden Burch who was born on May 5th, 2005 in Fort Lauderdale, FL and currently lives in Aventura, FL.
Mr. Burch was hired as Producer and Event Manager of The 2013 Med Foundation Gala held March 23rd, 2013 at The Peabody Hotel in Memphis, TN.
Federal Officer (Dual Certified PAX/BAG) with The Department of Homeland Security / TSA.(January 13th, 2013-Present)
Elected Vice-Chairman of Memphis International Airport’s TSA Employee Advisory Council January 2015. Worked over two weeks with The United States Secret Service at both Republican Convention in Cleveland, OH and Democratic Convention in Philadelphia, PA in 2016. Shadow Program with The Transportation Security Inspectors Agency 2018.
Raised to 3rd Degree Master Mason at Unity Lodge #95 January 5th, 2012 and Installed as Senior Steward December 9th, 2012 in Memphis, TN
Royal Arch Master Mason Park Ave. York Rite lodge #204
February 25th, 2012 Installed as Captain of The Guard December, 13th, 2012 Memphis, TN
Class President & Candidate in 18th and 32nd Degrees on March 17th, 2012 Ritualist in 6th, 21st and 30th Degrees November 16th and 17th, 2012 Knights of Saint Andrews Master Craftsman December 1st, 2013
Initiated and 9th Degree Candidate March 31st, 2012. Elected as Steward of York Rite Cryptic Council Park Ave. Lodge #108 April 12th, 2012 Installed as Conductor of The Council December 13th, 2012 Memphis, TN
Initiated into The Al Chymia Shrine April 16th, 2012 and inducted into The Clown Unit August 3rd, 2012 and Named “Fireball” December 8th, 2012 in Memphis, TN.
Provost Guard Araba Shrine in Ft Myers FL (2/18/2013 – Present)
Initiated into Normal Whitehaven Chapter #43 Order of The Eastern Star May 15th, 2018.