Benita's Blog

Rest in Peace: Aretha Franklin 

Rest in Peace: I am heartbroken to hear the news that we lost the beautiful Aretha Franklin recently.

I can tell you the impact she's had on my life as a singer is tremendous. I can remember in college when I was a voice major singing Aretha's songs in the practice room when I should have been singing opera. Driving my fellow musicians crazy but making my soul happy.

She paved the way for so many singers throughout the years. She was a true diva in every sense of the word!  Aretha's music will live on and inspire generations to come.

This is a devastating loss but I'm so glad she's at peace now. Her beautiful voice lives on to give us comfort. My thoughts and prayers are with her loved ones and fans.

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Never Ever Give Up video now on YouTube! 

World Premiere: I'm happy to announce my music video, "Never Ever Give Up" is now available on YouTube. It's a feel-good, inspirational song that will motivate you to keep striving for your dreams and to never ever give up! 

A special thanks to Jean Wiltz (my co-writer), Themi Kyriazis of Metronome Music School (song producer). 

For the video, a special thanks to my Production Team: Jason Thompson (producer), Patrice Carter (stylist) and the video actors: Nijah Miller (Bully), Erica Norris (Bully victim) and Yolanda Norris (business owner).

The song is now available on iTunes, Amazon Music, Google Play, CD Baby and Spotify.  https://benitacharles.hearnow.com/

A special thanks to all my fans for your support!

http://benitacharlesmusic.blogspot.com/2018/04/never-ever-give-up-video-now-on-youtube.html

New Shows at Sidewalk Cafe on April 22nd! 

I had the pleasure of working with the lovely flutist, Suki Rae on her upcoming CD project, Can't Stop Now last fall. I am one of the featured background singers and I have a solo performance of her song called Waiting for the Light to Shine on the CD. 

I'm so excited to announce she is releasing her new CD on at The Side Walk Cafe on Sunday, April 22nd! at 6:30 pm. 

Later that evening,  I will present a soulful set with my trio, The Benita Charles Trio for a soulful set of smooth R&B and original music at 9 pm! During my set, I will share new music from my upcoming Lessons EP and old favorites from Moments In Love CD with my band: Peter Archer (guitar) and Cheo (percussion). 

We hope you can join us for and evening of great music, good vibes and awesome entertainment! I'd love to see you there!! 

Much love, 

Benita Charles 

"Spreading love through music for your inspiration and entertainment!" 

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Preachermann & The Revival killed it at Brooklyn Bowl on March 5th! 

A special thanks to all our fans who came out and supported our show at Brooklyn Bowl! It was a spectacular show and the audience was amazing. Preachermann never disappoints!  

I'll keep you posted of future shows. 

Much love, 

Benita Charles 

"Spreading love through music for your inspiration and entertainment!" 

http://benitacharlesmusic.blogspot.com/2018/03/preachermann-revival-rock-brooklyn-bowl.html

 

A special thanks to all who attended the Video/Single Release Party on Feb 28th! 

A special thanks to all my wonderful fans who attended the Never Ever Give Up Video/Single Release party at the Double Wide Bar & Southern Kitchen in NYC on Feb 28! 

It was such a magical evening and so wonderful to share the milestone of the release of my first music video in a room full of my fans, friends and family! I'm so honored and blessed to have that much love in the room!!!

I can't wait for you to see the video! I'll keep you posted of the official release. Stay tuned!

Much love,

Benita Charles

"Spreading love through music for your inspiration and entertainment!

http://benitacharlesmusic.blogspot.com/2018/03/a-special-thanks-for-attending-video.html

 

Preachermann & The Revival will rock Brooklyn Bowl March 5th! 

Dear Friends:

Coming up on March 5th, I will be performing a soulful set with Preachermann & The Revival at the premier venue, Brooklyn Bowl in Williamsburg, Brooklyn.  

If you haven't experienced the band live, you're missing out.  You have to see it to believe it.  There's nothing like the love you will feel when you attend a Preachermann show!

I'll see you there!! You won't be disappointed!

Much love,

Benita Charles

"Spreading love through music for your inspiration and entertainment!"

 

Tonight is the Night: Never Ever Give Up Single/Video Release Party NYC! 

Dear fans:

Join me tonight as I celebrate the release of my  first music video, and single Never Ever Give Up! at the Double Wide Bar in the east village!!! There will be music, good food, great friends and good vibes!

I hope to see you there!

Much love,

Benita Charles

"Spreading love through music of for your inspiration and entertainment!"

 

Welcome to my new website! 

Dear Fans:

Welcome to my new website! I can't wait to share with you my new music and happenings!

Thank you so much for your continued support through the years!!

Much love,

Benita Charles

"Spreading love through music for your inspiration and entertainment!"