Sunday, September 2, 2018

Top of the World: Benita Charles #4 on Reverbnation Soul/R&B Chart for NYC!

Top of the World: Today, I am in the Top 10 at No. 4 on the Reverbnation Soul/R&B Chart for New York City! 

A special thanks to all of my fans for your continued support of my music! I feel so blessed to have you in my life. You are the best!!! 

Monday, August 27, 2018

Rest in Peace: Aretha Franklin

Aretha Franklin - The Queen of Soul

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.

Aretha Franklin tribute concert at Chene Park - The People's Concert for the Queen:

Benita Charles' tribute to Aretha:

Thursday, July 5, 2018

Benita celebrates her birthday with the Donna Summer Musical on Broadway!

Benita Charles at The Donna Summer Musical on Broadway

On June 30th, I had the pleasure of seeing a great musical on Broadway, Summer: The Donna Summer story.  My love treated me for my birthday and it was worth every minute and every musical note.Everything was perfect from the singers, the story, the costumes, set and choreography! I enjoyed it so much that I plan to see it again.

 If you love the music of Donna Summer, you can't miss this show!

Strike a pose

My love, Ed surprised me with tickets to see Summer! What a man!!!

Thank you so much to all my family, friends and fans for your kindness, your well wishes, texts, calls and gifts on my birthday on June 30, 2018! It's so incredible to have that much love. I am so grateful and blessed!!!

Preachermann & The Revival brought the fire to Rubulad on June 23rd!

 Preachermann with Shalimar at Rubulad, Brooklyn

A special thanks to all who attended the Preachermann and the Revival Show at Rubulad on June 23rd! The spirit was truly in the house. The music was slamming! The band was tight and Preachermann truly brought his A game to the show!!! This was one of our best shows to date! Shalimar!

There's an energy in a Preachermann show that is indescribable if you're not in the room. You have to be there.The love that the band and the audience share is truly amazing!

A special thanks to the band for bringing their A game:

  • Preachermann (lead singer) was electrifying and charismatic as always!
  • The Revival (the band) rocked the music! It was so on point that it transformed the room into a sanctuary of great music that sets the soul free!
A special thanks to all our fans for your continued support of Preachermann and The Revival!

      Preachermann (Lead vocals)
        Benita  (Background vocals)
          Nik (Guitar)
            Jonah (Keyboard)
              Karl  (Saxophone, Violin)
                Manny  (Percussion)
                  Gus (Bass/Rhythm Guitar)
                    Tom (Drums)

                    Wednesday, July 4, 2018

                    Happy 4th of July!

                    Happy 4th of July!!

                    I wish all my family, friends and fans a safe and wonderful 4th of July holiday! May you have an enjoyable day with family and friends. It's a great day to celebrate our American independence.

                    A special thanks to all those who have served and who are serving our country. We thank you for your service.

                    Much Love,

                    Benita Charles Music

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


                    Enjoy the Star Spangled Banner, featuring Benita Charles:

                    New York City!

                    Tuesday, June 26, 2018

                    Thanks for supporting Make Music New York with the Benita Charles Trio - 6/21/18!

                    The Benita Charles Trio - June 2018

                    A special thanks to all who attended our show for Make Music New York at the Clayton Williams Community Garden in Harlem! It was a lovely day in the garden of original music and some of our favorite classic songs.  The audience enjoyed the show and we enjoyed bringing the magic to the audience.  There were passerbys who stopped and stayed for the entire concert.  Moving cars slowed to hear the music and out of sheer curiosity of what was happenning.

                    There was a gentleman named, Roland from Switzerland.  He came to my concert because he missed the annual concert in his country. My concert provided comfort for him and he stayed for the entire concert! That was so awesome!!! I love the power of music.

                    A special thanks to my dear and talented friend, Marci Geller who came from Long Island! It was such a pleasure to see her at the show!

                    A special thanks to Preachermann of Preachermann and the Revival for blessing us with his presence!  He is truly a powerhouse vocalist and we were happy to see him! For those of you who don't know, I sing background vocals in his music project. My stage name is "Motown Mama!" It's a dynamic show!

                    A very special thanks to my band, The Benita Charles Trio! Peter Archer (guitar) and Cheo Rodriguez (percussion) rocked the music with my vocals. It's a pleasure working with such talented musicians!

                    Thanks to all my fans and well wishers for your continuous support of my art! I appreciate you from the bottom of my heart!!!

                    Much love,

                    Benita Charles Music

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

                    Make Music NY 2018 - Clayton Williams Community Garden, Harlem

                    The Benita Charles Trio at the Rivington Rehearsal Studios