Colin Christian Rousseau Gilliard, also known by the stage name CharlesBlack, is a songwriter and producer from the San Fernando Valley, an urbanized suburb located in Los Angeles California. A trained theatre actor and filmmaker, CharlesBlack paints dynamic images and stories with his songwriting and soundscapes. He dropped out of film school and promptly began teaching himself audio engineering, production, and music theory. That hard work culminated into two albums and he's only getting started. By merging elements of Psychedelic Rock, Rap, Funk, House, and R&B CharlesBlack has carved out a sound of his own, making him a standout amongst todays budding artists.