Tuesday, November 20, 2018

Never Ever Give Up featured on the Women of Substance Music Podcast!

The Power of Music: My song, Never Ever Give Up is featured on the Women of Substance Music Podcast by Bree Noble (Show #880). I'm so honored to be among so many talented artists! A special thanks to Bree Noble for such an inspiring show! A very special thanks my producer, Themi!

Nov 16, 2018
To get live links to the music we play and resources we offer, visit www.WOSPodcast.com
This show includes the following songs:
Lola DeHanna - Welcome PURCHASE ON ITUNES
Margo Zelle - I Am the Sahara MUSIC ON YOUTUBE
Kyra Shaughnessy - Can You Hold Me PURCHASE ON ITUNES
Sheila Veerkamp - Hold Me PURCHASE ON ITUNES
Cleopatra Dame - Dream PURCHASE ON ITUNES
Janet Blair - Eternity Grows PURCHASE ON ITUNES
Rebecca Selah - While My Father Was Taking Me Home PURCHASE ON ITUNES
ENILSounds - It Really Doesn't Matter MUSIC ON SPOTIFY
Joe Joe - Hard Workin' Woman PURCHASE ON ITUNES
Benita Charles - Never, Ever Give Up PURCHASE ON ITUNES


Sunday, November 18, 2018

A Special Thanks to all who attended the Footlight Show in Queens!

Rhino of Guerrilla Groove Radio and Preachermann

A special thanks to all who attended the Preachermann and the Revival Show at the Footlight Bar in Queens!

It was an awesome show and the audience was on fire! It means so much to us to know that we can touch people the way we do with our music.  Our work is done! Shalimar!!!

The Preachermann and The Revival Band:

Ed Holley “Preachermann “ (Lead vocals)
Benita Charles  (Background vocals)
Nik Chinbukas (Guitar)
Gus Vitureira (bass)
Tom Pope (Drums)
Karl Watson (Saxophone, Violin)
Manny Montanez (percussion)


Sunday, November 11, 2018

PATR will rock The Footlight in Queens - Nov 16th!

Dear Friends:

Happy Veterans Day! A special thanks to all our veterans who served and who are currently in service. We are so grateful to you! I hope you all are  having a great fall season.

I have a performance coming up with Preachermann and the Revival that I'd like to share with you:
On Friday (November 16th), Preachermann and the Revival will perform a special show at the Footlight Bar in Queens. Come join one of the hottest bands in NYC for a soul-stirring performance. There will be two other bands in the evening, The Apache Band and Ben Pagano and the Space Machine. It's going to be a fun night of great music and entertainment!  Shalimar! Doors open at 7:30. Our set is at 10:00 p.m. ($10 cover)
Thanks for your support and I look forward to seeing you at the show!

Much love,

Benita Charles

"Spreading love through music for your inspiration and entertainment!"
Performance Details:

Friday, November 16, 2018 - 10:00 pm
Preachermann and the Revival
The Footlight
465 Seneca Ave. (bet. Harmon and Himrod Streets)
Queens, New York 11385
Doors open at 7:30 ($10 cover)

Friday night at The Footlight:

  • Preachermann and The Revival
  • The Apache Band
  • Ben Pagano and the Space Machine

Sunday, November 4, 2018

We rocked the NYC Marathon today!

Peter Archer and Benita Charles at NYC Marathon (49th and 4th) in Brooklyn

Today, Peter Archer, my guitarist and I rocked the crowd and the runners at the NYC Marathon at 49th and 4th in Brooklyn.

I performed a host of original music and favorite covers.  In addition, I was DJ Benita Charles Music, playing a variety of music including House, Disco, Rock and motivational songs for the runners, like Eye of the Tiger, Roar and Chariots of Fire.

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

I loved our location, 49th and 4th Ave in Brooklyn. It wasn't over crowded and there was just enough people to keep the crowd motivated and support the runners.

It was so amazing to see the sea of runners filter down the street.  I was also inspired to see the handicapped people participate in the race.  I admire there strength and fortitude.

We had a great event coordinator, Dekker Dai.  He really took care of us and made sure all our needs were taken care of.  He even was kind enough to help me pack up when the show was over.  

Definitely looking forward to an even bigger show next year!!!

Dekker Dai,  Event Coordinator and Benita Charles

NYC Marathon 2018 

Monday, October 29, 2018

Singing Tips Live by Benita Charles: Email Marketing

Thanks for joining me for another episode of Singing Tips Live! Today, we concluded our discussion about email marketing. I chose Mailchimp as my email service provider. Today, I created my first Landing Page. Go to bit.ly/singingtipsbc to sign up for the Singing Tips Newsletter

Saturday, October 27, 2018

Never Ever Give Up: Producer Jason Thompson discusses the Creative Process

Producer Jason Thompson and Benita Charles on location in New York City

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) 
Themi (producer)

Wednesday, October 24, 2018

Never Ever Give Up featured on Ramsay Unleashed Podcast in Scotland!

International Debut: A special thanks to Fraser Ramsay for playing my song, Never Ever Give Up on his podcast, Ramsay Unleashed in Scotland on October 20, 2018! It was a riveting show with special guest, Tikila Adolph. Please note: mature subject matter discussed. It may not be suitable for children.