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A Special Thanks to all who came out to Blackhorn 51 last night! 




A special thanks to all who came out to Blackhorn 51 last night! It was an awesome night and the audience was on fire! 

Tonight was special because we were short our guitar player but we pushed through and performed anyway and we nailed it! It was so wonderful to know that we touched people's lives and made people happy with our music.  We made new friends and fans and enjoyed other great artists who played.  It was truly a magical night! 

Thanks to our fans! You make all the hard work so worth it!!! Shalimar!


Here are 3 Lessons Learned from the Blackhorn 51 Show:


1) You Have To Take Risks:

  • Preachermann & The Revival lost his guitar player at the last minute due to an family emergency.
  • The band was also playing with a new keyboardist who hadn't had a chance to practice with the band.
  • Preachermann made an executive decision to go on with the show and the band knocked it out the park.
  • The audience loved us and we wouldn't have met our new fans if we didn't show up.
  • You have to show up!

2) Always Bring Your A-Game:

  • One band stood out from the crowd, Concrete Dreams (a hiphop/EDM/hardcore metal crossover project)
  • They were the last act of the night and most people had left. They played as if there were 1,000 of people in the audience
  • They were polished, dynamic and professional.  They totally blew me away and made me a believer in their music
  • I spoke to the drummer, Juan afterwards.  He said the band has been working hard for 2 years and they are finally starting to make strides.  They have a song coming out on a new Netflix show and they are trending on Spotify. It was so inspiring as an artist to see them.

3) You Have To Put Yourself Out There and Network:

  • You never know who you will meet and what will inspire you.
  • You should collaborate with other artists to cross promote and each will gain new fans.
  • I met so many great fans and artists also we had new people who saw us.


It was an incredible night of music, beautiful people and good vibes!!!


Preachermann & The Revival brings atomic soul to Blackhorn 51 - July 12th! 

Preachermann & The Revival will present a soulful set at the Butterbrain EP "This House Is On Fire" Release Party at Blackhorn 51 (80-12 51st Ave. - Queens (Elmhurst) on July 12th.


Get up in the water and get wet with the atomic soul sounds of Preachermann & The Revival. Shalimar!


Showtime: 8:00 pm. $10 advance/$12 at the door.

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Happy 4th of July from Benita Charles Music! 



Dear Friends:


Happy 4th of July!! I hope you have a happy and safe holiday!


Enjoy the "Star Spangled Banner" featuring NY-Vocalist, Benita Charles.


Much love,


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


***The Star Spangled Banner, featuring Benita Charles appears on We Can Make A Difference by Benita Charles. *** 




Happy Birthday to ME! 


Today is a special day for me because it is my birthday! I love it when Google remembers my birthday! ;)

One of the things I’m truly grateful for is YOU.  I appreciate the love and support you’ve shown me through the years for all of my creative endeavors. You are truly amazing!

Here are the top 5 Lessons I learned this year:


1) Be Grateful

-- Sometimes when you're too ambitious and always wanting more leads to being unhappy and things never being enough.

-- Gratitude makes you happy and puts you in a mindset for abundance.


2) Don't Sweat The Small Stuff

-- Life isn't always perfect. You have to accept things as is sometimes.

-- Don't everything so serious all the time. Lighten up!


3) Never Ever Give Up

-- Keep pushing and striving for your dreams and goals, even when you don't feel like it.

-- Don't stop until you've accomplished your goals


4) Celebrate Your Success

-- For the first time ever, I wrote down everything I accomplished this year.  I was amazed at how much I accomplished in every aspect of my left.  That negative voice in my head told me I didn't do anything but when I looked over my list, I realized there was a lot I accomplished.  It made me so proud of myself.  I encourage you to do the same. Write down everything you accomplished this year and pat yourself on the back. You deserve it.  This is definitely going to be an annual tradition for me!


5) Reward Yourself

-- Now it's time to do something fun or something that you love as a reward for all your accomplishments this year!


***A special thanks to all my fans for your continued love and support! I love you!!! ***

Thanks to all who attended the Make Music NY Show @ Corkscrew Wines BK! 

The Benita Charles Trio @ Corkscrew Wines Brooklyn



The Power of Music: A special thanks to all who attended our show at Corkscrew Wines Brooklyn for the 13th annual Make Music New York festival.  It truly was a night to remember and one of our best shows to date.

One of the things that made this an exceptional show is the audience engagement we had.  We literally had the whole street singing along with our songs.  In addition to my original song, the Freedom Song.  The crowd also sang along to the cover song I do "Work To Do." They were attentive and hanging on to every word and note. The crowd stayed through the full performance and requested an encore! Additionally, they even gave me valuable feedback at the end to make my show even better.  It was so appreciated because it was given with love. 

One of the best compliments we got is the fact that even though we are a trio, we sounded like a full orchestra band and that we sounded very tight and in sync with each other.

The highlight of the night was when one of the audience members approached us to tell us his mother, who was wheel chaired bound and passing through reacted to our music.  She was told that she would die on Tuesday but she was determined to see her grandson's graduation and insisted on going.  Her nurse was pushing her wheel chair past us when they stopped and listened to our song, "Work To Do."  Her son told us that she reacted to the music and he was so excited about that! That touched my heart in such a way. Before he left, he said, "Work! Work!"  I can't explain the joy I felt in knowing that our music reached her to give a reaction.  That was the first time that had ever happened and it was truly a miracle. The power of music is incredible!!!

A special thanks to the owner of Corkscrew Wines Brooklyn, Karin  Holm Torres for requesting us and her staff for being so accommodating! They truly made us feel so welcomed.  She said she wants us back. I'm looking forward to more collaborations. Karin wrote a wonderful Instagram post about me: "We now have the amazing sounds and tunes of @benitacharlesmusic she is rocking Myrtle ave!!!" That was so awesome!

A special thanks to my band: Peter Archer (guitar) and Cheo (percussion) for their musicianship and professionalism.  It's always a pleasure and thank you for the music!

Thanks to all the new fans we made and our faithful fans.  You truly make this journey so worth it!

Last night's show was a message to me that I am on the right journey to changing the world through my music! I'm going to continue to "Let My Light Shine!"




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 13th 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.