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Make Music New York 2019: The Benita Charles Trio - 6/21/19 

Make Music New York 2019 - Corkscrew Wines Brooklyn


On June 21, 2019, The Benita Charles Trio will perform in the 12th annual Make Music New York Festival at Corkscrew Wines Brooklyn at 7:00 pm.

Join us for an evening of great music, good vibes and summer fun! -- The Benita Charles Trio: Benita Charles (vocals), Peter Archer (guitar), Cheo (percussion).


Corkscrew Wines is located at 489 myrtle avenue in Brooklyn, NY. For more info, visit:​​​​​​​.


More info soon!


Benita Charles is #4 on Reverbnation R&B Soul Chart! 

Top of the World: I am grateful to be back in the top 10 at #4 of the Reverbnation R&B Soul Chart in New York City!


A special thanks to all my fans for your continued support of my music!!!


Much love,


Benita Charles Music

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



About Last Night: Thanks for coming to The Shrine! 

A special Thanks to all our friends and fans for coming to Shrine World Venue in Harlem last night! It was a wonderful night of great music, great friends and good vibes. Shalimar!


The Preachermann and The Revival Band: 

Ed Holley “Preachermann “ (Lead vocals) 

Benita Charles  (Background vocals) 

Harris Punyon (piano) - special guest 

Nik Chinbukas (Guitar) - special guest 

Paul Paldino (bass) 

Tom Pope (Drums) 

Karl Watson (Saxophone, Violin) 

Manny Montanez (percussion)










The Return of Preachermann & The Revival at The Shrine - May 10th! 

Preachermann & The Revival returns to The Shrine in Harlem!


On Friday, March 10th, Preachermann and The Revival return to the Shrine in Harlem for a soulful set of atomic soul at 9:00 pm. We hope you share this musical journey with us.  Come to the show and let the music set you free.  You have to see it to believe it. Shalimar! ($10 cover)

The Preachermann and The Revival Band:  

Ed Holley “Preachermann “ (Lead vocals)  

Benita Charles  (Background vocals)  

Harris Punyon (piano) - special guest  

Nik Chinbukas (Guitar) - special guest  

Paul Paldino (bass)  

Tom Pope (Drums)  

Karl Watson (Saxophone, Violin)  

Manny Montanez (percussion)


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The Shrine is located at 2271 Adam Clayton Powell Jr Blvd (at 134th Street) in New York City.




Singing Tips Live: Happy 3rd Year Anniversary! 

Happy 3 Year Anniversary of Singing Tips Live! Thanks to all my fans so much for your continued support of the show! Without your support, I wouldn’t have made it 3 years! You truly are the best fans ever! Thank you from the bottom of my heart!!!


Top 3 Lessons I’ve Learned in Year 3: 


1)    Always Show Up 

§  Show up especially when you don’t feel like it 


2)    There’s more than 1 way to Market Yourself 

§  Think outside the box 


3)    My Fans Are Amazing 

§  You are the reason I do this & I appreciate you 


Top 3 Singings Tips of Year 3: 

1)    The Band – Hanson (aired 8/5/18) 

a.    Key takeaway: the band created their own opportunities by creating a record label, beer company and music festival and they infused their music in all their businesses. 


2)    Ask The Expert : Jason Thompson, director of Never Ever Give Up music video (Benita Charles) – aired 10/21/18 

a.    Key takeaway: It was so great to hear Jason’s vision and inspiration for my first music video. It was well articulated and so great to hear how he approached his work.  I loved the finished product! 


3)    Macy’s Stories – aired 4/13/19 

a.    Key takeaway: I loved how Macy used a very creative way to get people to come back to their physical stores by creating a story within a story. They approached their unique stores like an Instagram Story by using color, themes in their rooms and infusing coordinated products within each room.  Talk about “Thinking Outside The Box!” 


Ask The Experts of Year 3: 


1)     The Band Hanson, musicians & entrepreneur 

a.     The band found a way to turn a bad situation (leaving a major labor) and creating their own opportunities to promote their music with their own label, beer company and music festival 


2)     Jason Thompson, director of Never Ever Give Up music video (Benita Charles) 


a.     Brought my music video and vision to life brilliantly with the great locations and actors he chose 

b.     I love the finished product! 


3)     Kylie Jenner, social media influencer, entrepreneur 

a.     her posts are valued at $1 million (180 mil IG followers/has more influence and reached than any other person on social media) 

b.     Started a business around her social media marketing 

c.      She always stay connected with her fans several times a day 


4)     Beyonce, musician, influencer, marketing expert, entrepreneur 

a.     Beyonce is a master at marketing her brand at all times 

b.     She has a loyal and dedicated tribe (The BeehIve) 

c. She is one of the biggest influencer in music and pop culture


Something new in Year 3: 60 second Singing Tips, exclusively on Ramsay Unleashed Going Beyond Borders podcast in UK. Fraser Ramsay, producer



Happy Easter from Benita Charles Music! 

Happy Easter from Benita Charles Music!


Happy Easter! I hope you and your family the many blessings of the Easter holiday! 

With Easter, the spring season is here. Spring is one of my favorite times of the year. Spring is a wonderful time for new beginnings and a fresh start.  I'm looking forward to warmer days, longer nights and fresh flowers. 

A special thanks to all my fans for your continued support of my music and creative endeavors!

Enjoy the day, 

Benita Charles Music 

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



A Special Thanks to all who attended The Soul of the City! 

The Benita Charles Trio - Getting Ready for the show!


A special thanks to all who attended the Soul of the City Concert Series at the Sugar Bar on Saturday, March 30th! It was a wonderful evening of great artists, entertainment and good vibes!

I'd like to especially thank my friends Bonnie Johnson and her husband, David for their attendance and buying me dinner!  It was such a sweet and thoughtful treat!

Thanks to Crystal Alford of TE Music for inviting me to be a part of such an epic night! Look for more great things from TE Music.

Thanks to all my fans for your continued support of my music.

Much love to you!




The Soul of the City Concert Series at Sugar Bar NYC - 3/30/19! 

The Soul of the City Concert Series is back for another installment bringing you the best of the underground independent music scene from the tri-state area at the legendary Ashford and Simpsons Sugar Bar in New York City! ($10 in advance)


Presented by Cream Team & TE Music


The line up for the night includes, 

Benita Charles 


Michelle Singz 

Sean Blaze 

The Renaissance Men 

Ty Harrell 

and some special guests and surprises! 

Music for the night will be provided by DJ Moe Chandon playing the R&B classics all night. 

Our guide for the night is guaranteed to be smooth with host Cream. 

All taking place at the legendary Ashford and Simpsons Sugar Bar, you never know who might drop by during the night. 

Purchase tickets for the artist you are supporting or simply choose general admission. For tickets:  [Select Benita Charles from the ticket menu]

RSVP with the Sugar Bar at 212-579-0222. ($10 in advance) Table seating comes with a $20 per person minimum. Limited seating at the bar first come first serve.


A new 60 Second Singing Tip on Ramsay Unleashed! 

Top of the world: A special thanks to Fraser Ramsay of the Ramsay Unleashed: Going Beyond Borders Podcast for featuring my 60 Second Singing Tips on his show. I was also pleasantly surprised that he played my song, "We Can Make A Difference" on the show as well. I really appreciate his support! This week's guest was Sarah Taylor.