Hailing from Turtle Creek, PA, Chuck's singing career began while still in high school.
Chuck along with the late Bill were in one group. Don and Hugh were in another group with the late Neil Foster.
They merged and became the Val-Aires. They had a regional hit song Which One Will It Be along with Lonnie My Love. Neil then left the group.
Found on the street corners singing acappella, the guys signed a major label deal in 1965 that would change Chuck's life forever.
Since his passion began, Chuck has become a well-known legend in Pittsburgh and Internationally exemplified to this day by the fan mail he continues
to receive from around the World. Chuck is the Only Original member still performing today. Only he can make this truthful statement and lay claim
to the fame, music and sound that the Original Group created. You can still hear the songs Turn Around Look at Me, My Special Angel, Five O'clock World,
You're the One and many more hits in heavy rotation on the radio, You Tube, etc. Through years of hard work, he has received two Gold Records,
Turn Around Look at Me and My Special Angel. In 2009, he received a Platinum Album for Five O'clock World from the movie Good Morning Vietnam.
This song was also the opening number for the Drew Carey Show.
His career has taken him to the television stages of The Ed Sullivan Show, The Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson, Dick Clark's Bandstand, The Mike Douglas Show, The Red Skelton Show, Hullabaloo, and many others. He has performed in the company of many famous artists and actors including Bob Hope, Johnny Mathis, Glenn Campbell, John Denver, Bob Newhart, and comic Leslie Nielson in Los Angeles.
In the year 2000, Chuck received recognition from the United States Senate, the 106th Congress of the United States, and then Governor Tom Ridge of Pennsylvania for 35 years in show business. He was also honored in 1995 by SOC, and Life Time Achievement Award from PORCC, United States Olympics, and Special Forces. He also received a Proclamation from the City of Pittsburgh on February 1, 1994 from then Mayor, Tom Murphy, for the positive exposure he has brought to the City of Pittsburgh through his music. The Original group was honored in 2001 by being Inducted to The Vocal Group Hall of Fame and Museum in Sharon, PA. In 2015, Chuck was also honored by his hometown, Turtle Creek, on his 50th Anniversary in show business.
Today, Chuck still loves doing what he does best and that is performing and entertaining. He enjoys talking with fans before and after their shows. His shows continue to please the crowds with a variety of music for fans and people of all ages. He is amazed to see the younger generation come to his shows and know the songs he made famous. With the groups many talented and versatile members, they are one of the best groups around and sure to please for your next event.
Married to Patti, they have two children Wendy and Charlie. Wendy is married to Chad and together they gave them two beautiful grandchildren, Madison and Andrew. In his free time, Chuck loves to fish, hunt, golf, and of course, to sing.