Charlie Sub


Charlie Sub (Music and Lyrics) found his passion in music and rock bands early on, a common thread for many youths in the early ’70s. His journey began in high school, where he balanced helping out with the family business at The Coventry, a renowned rock club in Queens, with forming his own band. From scraping gum off the dance floor to tuning his guitar, Charlie’s life was steeped in music from the start.

After spending a year in college, Charlie moved to Los Angeles, seeking new horizons. However, he encountered creative roadblocks in his music career, leading him to pivot to residential house renovation and flipping houses, pioneering trends that would become mainstream. Returning to the East Coast, Charlie continued to navigate the real estate world, focusing on retail residential, commercial ownership, and sales. His projects were diverse, ranging from developing sustainable housing near Harrisburg, PA, to establishing summer camps for autistic children and young adults in MA.

Despite these ventures, music remained a constant in his life, and he continued to perform with his band, Charlie Sub & Sound Dogs. Eventually, Charlie channeled his entrepreneurial spirit into the nightlife scene. He established himself as a continuous nightlife entrepreneur with a deep-rooted love for music and community. This led to the opening of his 70s-themed bar and restaurant, Ethyl’s, on the Upper East Side in 2016, followed by Ethyl’s Williamsburg in Brooklyn in 2021.

His own music, a testament to his enduring passion and creativity, formed the backbone of the Bliss Street musical. Charlie’s journey is a vivid tapestry of entrepreneurial ventures and a lifelong dedication to music, culminating in a legacy that continues to influence and inspire.

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