Benita's Blog

PATR @ The Footlight in Queens - Nov 16th! 


On Friday, November 16th, I will perform a special show with the Preachermann and The Revival Band at the Footlight Bar in Queens. Come join us for a soul-stirring performance of atomic soul. There will be two other bands there before us, The Apache Brown Band and Ben Pagano and The Space Machine. It will truly be a night of great music and entertainment! Shalimar! Doors open at 7:30. We hit the stage at 10:00 pm ($10 cover)

We rocked the NYC Marathon today! 


What an incredible day at the NYC Marathon today! Today, Peter Archer, my guitarist and I rocked the crowd and the runners at the NYC Marathon at 49th and 4th in Brooklyn. 

I even did an extended version of my new single, Never Ever Give Up for the runners as they flowed down the street to keep them motivated. It was unbelievable! 

Definitely looking forward to an even bigger show next year!!! (They already told me they want me back!)

Never Ever Give Up: Producer Jason Thompson discusses creative process 

Producer Jason Thompson and Benita Charles on location in NYC


Producer, Jason Thompson discusses his vision and process of the music video, Never Ever Give Up by Benita Charles. He takes you step-by-step through his process and how he was able to integrate his vision with Benita's vision for her video. (filmed on October 20, 2018). 

A special thanks to all who contributed to the Never Ever Give Up Project: 

Production Team: 

Jason Thompson (producer)  

Patrice Carter (stylist)  

Video actors:  

Nijah Miller (Bully) 

Erica Norris (Bully victim)  

Yolanda Norris (business owner)  

Song credits: 

Jean Wiltz (co-writer)  

Benita Charles (co-writer)

Themi (producer)




Never Ever Give Up now has over 1,000 views on YouTube! 

Thank you so much for your support of my music video, Never Ever Give Up! The video now has over 1,000 views on YouTube! 

I could not have done it with the support of my fans, showing me love and sharing my video with their friends! I am so incredibly grateful. Thank you from the bottom of my heart! You are amazing!!! 

Much love, 

Benita Charles Music 

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


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.



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.

A special thanks to all my fans for your support!