Tuesday, December 31, 2013

Happy New Year 2014!

Happy New Year 2014!!!

I wish you and yours a happy, healthy and prosperous New Year.
May all your dreams come true!

Thank you so much for your continued support of my creative endeavors. There will be more exciting events and new music this year! I'll keep you posted.

Much love,
Benita Charles Music

Spreading love through music for your inspiration and entertainment!

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AS I CLOSE THE DOOR

Dear Lord, as I close the door on the old year, I ponder the things I've done... the things I've said and the joys I've had I wonder, have I lost or won?

I've thought of new friends I have made, and the old ones, staunch and true... the paths of the old year made easier, Lord, because I have walked them with You

I think of all the many times, when my burdens were so heavy to bear, and how my faith slipped away from me but somehow You were always there

Now, as I open the door to this New Year, and carefully peep inside, I wonder what it holds for me... but I'll throw the door open wide.

Whatever it brings to me and mine, I'll meet it with a heart so true... I know that, Lord, whatever it may be, You'll be there to carry me through!

--Merrei Thompson



Wednesday, December 25, 2013

Merry Christmas from Benita Charles Music

Merry Christmas to you and your family!

Christmas time is a joyous time. It's my favorite time of the year! May you have a day filled with love, joy and happiness to last you throughout the year.

Today, many special children are enjoying their holiday thanks to our efforts through the Toys for Tots organization. Thank you so much to all who attended and donated toys to my fifth annual toy drive at Bar Thalia at Symphony Space on Friday, December 13th. The marines were present at the show and they picked up a large box from the show. It was a huge success thanks to you! It was well worth the effort knowing the children will enjoy the magic of Christmas today.

I am so grateful for your support of my musical endeavors through the years. I really appreciate your interests, words of encouragement, support (by purchasing my music and attending my shows) and your well wishes. To all my new friends who recently signed my mailing list, it was nice to meet you and I look forward to seeing you at my shows in the future.

"I will honor Christmas in my heart, and try to keep it all the year."
-- Charles Dickens


Sunday, December 15, 2013

A Special Thanks to All Who Attended the Holiday Show at Bar Thalia on Dec 13th

It was such an incredible event at the Benita Charles and Friends Holiday Show/Toy Drive 2013 at Bar Thalia on Friday, December 13th! Thanks to all who attended the show, donated and supported my toy drive!
It was great to see Mark Anthony, Lorrie Whitfield, Darren Wallace, Richard Ferber and new friends who saw my post on the NYC.gov website, Charles and Kim!

A special thanks to my lovely Aunt Sala and mother-in-law, Mrs. Holley and Danny & Ann Drucker of Collectors Toy Den (an online toy store) for their contributions to my toy drive. I really appreciate everyone's support.

A special thank you to the US Marines from Toys For Tots NYC for attending the show and picking up the toys! Gunnery Sergeant Delucia, Sergeant Gateman and Sergeant Rodriguez were in attendance. They were so great to work with and gracious. I'm so happy we had a huge box for them to pick up. Also, a special thank you to Toys For Tots NYC for presenting me with the Commander's Award for my concerts I've produced to benefit the Toys for Tots organization! I am so honored to have received it.

Thanks to Elisabeth and Aninga of Bar Thalia for their hospitality and accommadating our show at the space.

And, I'd like to especially thank the Benita Charles and Friends Band: Christi Gehrisch, Peter Archer and Eusebio Manuel Montanez. I appreciate your time, effort and talents you've given me this year. I'm looking forward to making more music together in 2014!

Happy Holidays to everyone!!

Much love,

Benita Charles Music

Spreading love through music for your inspiration and entertainment!

http://benitacharles.com

Sunday, December 1, 2013

For the children: Benita Charles & Friends Holiday Show/Toy Drive - 12/13/13!


On Friday, December 13, 2013, The Benita Charles & Friends Band performs holiday favorites, R&;B, jazz and original music to spread holiday cheer at Bar Thalia at Symphony Space on the upper west side of Manhattan! Showtime: 9:00 pm (no cover but unwrapped toy for a boy or girl requested).

**Please bring an unwrapped toy for a boy or girl to our 5th annual toy drive for the Toys For Tots program. A representative from the U.S. Marine Corps will be present to collect the toys. Let's make this the best toy drive ever!!!

The Toys for Tots program is dedicated to helping less fortunate children throughout the New York area experience the joy of the holiday season. Benita Charles & Friends are honored and proud to partner with the U.S. Marine Corps in this endeavor to serve and improve our local community. For more information, visit: http://brooklyn-ny.toysfortots.org/

"I'm so excited about this show!! This is my favorite show of the year because through our toy drive, we will make this a very special holiday for the children! Come to the show help us spread holiday cheer and make a difference. Let's make this the best toy drive ever!!! I look forward to seeing you at the show." -- Benita Charles

To RSVP for the Benita Charles & Friends Holiday Show, send email to starent99@hotmail.com or call (212) 802-9249. Artist website: http://benitacharles.com.

Event site: https://www.eventbrite.com/event/8438240003

Bar Thalia at Symphony Space is located at 2537 Broadway (at 95th Street) on Manhattan's upper west side. The closest subway station is the #1 and #2 trains at 96th Street. For more information about the venue, visit: http://barthalia.org/.


Saturday, November 9, 2013

New show alert: Preachermann & The Revival peforms at Silvana - 11/29/13

A special thanks to all who came out to The Shrine to see The Preachermann and The Revival Show! Thanks so much for your support.

If you missed the show, you can catch us on Friday, November 29th at Silvana at 10:00 pm. See you there! Shalimar!!

Performance Details:

Friday, November 29, 2013 - 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Preachermann and The Revival

Silvana
300 W 116th St
(between Manhattan Ave and 8th Ave)
New York, NY 10026
No cover
(646) 692-4935
http://www.facebook.com/silvananyc

Preachermann and The Revival perform a soulful set at this newly, established Harlem hot spot!

For more information about Preachermann, visit: http://www.facebook.com/Preachermannmusic.

The Preachermann and The Revival Band:

Ed Preachermann Holley, lead vocals
Benita Charles, background vocals
Paul Paldino, bass
Joe Paldino, guitar
Nick Paldino, guitar
Karl Watson, saxophone, violin
Manny Montanez, percussion
Tom Pope, drums


Tuesday, October 22, 2013

Preachermann & The Revival returns to The Shrine on Nov 8th!




Preachermann & The Revival returns for a soulful set at this Harlem hot spot! This is the last show for 2013 but never fear, there's more to come in 2014! 

This is a show that you have to experience live in order to see the true essence of Preachermann.  Come to the show and let the music set you free!!

I hope you can join us!

For more information about Preachermann, visit: http://www.facebook.com/Preachermannmusic.

The Preachermann & The Revival Band:

Ed Preachermann Holley, lead vocals
Benita Charles, background vocals
Christi Gehrisch, background vocals
Ari Kessler, piano
Paul Paldino, bass
Joe Paldino, guitar
Nick Paldino, guitar
Karl Watson, saxophone, violin
Manny Montanez, percussion
Tom Pope, drums

Friday, October 18, 2013

Save the date: Benita Charles & Friends Holiday Show/Toy Drive - 12/13/13!




On Friday, December 13, 2013, The Benita Charles & Friends Band performs holiday favorites, R&B, jazz and original music to spread holiday cheer at Bar Thalia at Symphony Space on the upper west side of Manhattan! Showtime: 9:00 pm (no cover but unwrapped toy for a boy or girl requested).

**Please bring an unwrapped toy for a boy or girl to our 5th annual toy drive for the Toys For Tots program. A representative from the U.S. Marine Corps will be present to collect the toys. Let's make this the best toy drive ever!!!

The Toys for Tots program is dedicated to helping less fortunate children throughout the New York area experience the joy of the holiday season. Benita Charles & Friends are honored and proud to partner with the U.S. Marine Corps in this endeavor to serve and improve our local community. For more information, visit: http://brooklyn-ny.toysfortots.org/

"I'm so excited about this show!! This is my favorite show of the year because through our toy drive, we will make this a very special holiday for the children! Come to the show help us spread holiday cheer and make a difference. Let's make this the best toy drive ever!!! I look forward to seeing you at the show." -- Benita Charles

To RSVP for the Benita Charles & Friends Holiday Show, send email to starent99@hotmail.com or call (212) 802-9249.

Event site: https://www.eventbrite.com/event/8438240003

Bar Thalia at Symphony Space is located at 2537 Broadway (at 95th Street) on Manhattan's upper west side. The closest subway station is the #1 and #2 trains at 96th Street. For more information about the venue, visit: http://barthalia.org/.



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A special thanks to all who attended the Silvana show!

A special thanks to all who came out to Silvana in Harlem last night for the Benita Charles and Friends Band show! It truly was a night to remember!!

It was another great experience at the beautiful venue. Thanks to the staff for their support.

We had a great time and the audience was right with us. I'd like to thank my cousin, Damon Deshawn for coming to showing his support and bringing a friend. It was also great to see Joel Parker and Terrence T. West Sr. at the show. Thank you, gentlemen for your support! We had some great dancers on "The Freedom Song," our new friends: Elsie and Shivo. Thank you, ladies for adding to the excitement of the night! I met a new friend, Ron who was very supportive of me and my music. Ron, you are now one of my friends! Welcome to the family.

A special thanks to my Band: The Benita Charles & Friends Band. I'm so honored to share the stage with you all: Christi Gehrisch, Ari Kessler and Eusebio Manuel Montanez! It was wonderful rocking the stage with you! You all are great.

I'm going to have to come back down to earth but it's so hard: I'm still on Cloud 9! I don't think I've ever coming down. lol I love music.

Thanks again, everyone for a great night!!

Much Love,

Benita Charles Music

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

http://benitacharles.com

Sunday, September 29, 2013

Benita Charles & Friends Band returns to Silvana for a soulful set - 10/17/13


The Benita Charles & Friends Band returns to the newly established Harlem restaurant, Silvana for a soulful set! In the set, Benita Charles will present songs from her Moments In Love: Volume 1 CD, her new single, "Got Me" which peaked at #3 on the ISB Radio Chart on http://RhythmandSoulRadio.com/ as well as songs from her favorite artists. Come to the show and enjoy the sounds of great music by one of the most dynamic live performers in the city. Prepare to be thoroughly entertained!

Also featured in the show is music from the lovely vocalist, Christi Gehrisch, Ari Kessler on piano and Eusebio Manuel Montanez on percussion!

Join us for a special evening of great music & live entertainment, good friends and fun times!

For more information about the event, visit:  http://bit.ly/1bQQwio.

Silvana is located at 300 West 116th St.(between Manhattan Ave & 8th Ave), in Harlem USA (New York City).




"Spreading love through music for your inspiration and entertainment!"
For more information about the artist, Benita Charles, visit: http://benitacharles.com.

Thursday, September 26, 2013

A special thanks to all who attended my performances at Elberta Restaurant!

A special thanks to all who attended the "Benita Charles Unplugged Show" at Elberta Restaurant in September!  It's been a great ride and we ended our month-long residency last night on a high note.  The audience was very lively and they had a great time!

I'd like to thank Elberta Restaurant for having us and for their hospitality. They have such a cool vibe there and the food is absolutely scrumptious.

A very special thanks to my musicians: Peter Archer and Manny Montanez for accompanying me with the music. You guys were great!  That was such a great experience and loads of fun. Thank you for your talents and your time.  I appreciate it! You are the best. :)

I'd like to thank all my fans for your continued support - whether you came the show, purchased my music, or sent a kind word, it means so much to me. I appreciate your support.  Thank you all from the bottom of my heart!

Much love,

Benita Charles Music


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

http://benitacharles.com

Saturday, September 21, 2013

Final Unplugged Show at Elberta on Sept 25th!

The Benita Charles Unplugged Show will rock Elberta Restaurant in Prospect Heights, Brooklyn one more time on Wednesday, September 25th!

Every Wednesday is ladies night at Elberta's. Ladies enjoy 2 for 1 drinks all night. I created a special commercial for the occasion. You won't want to miss it!

Join us for an evening of great music, scrumptious food, good friends, cool vibes and fun times!  We will go out with a bang - with The Benita Charles Trio: Benita Charles Music (vocals), Peter Archer (guitar) and Eusebio Manuel Montanez (percussion, vocals).

This is the final "Unplugged" show. It's been a great ride at Elberta's this month. We will go out with a bang. I hope to see you at the show!

Much love,

Benita Charles Music

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

http://benitacharles.com




http://allevents.in/brooklyn/benita-charles-unplugged/702056389811264




Thursday, September 19, 2013

A Special Thanks For Supporting My Elberta Show on Sept 18th!

A special thanks to everyone who came to the "Benita Charles Unplugged Show" last night at Elberta Restaurant! We had a great time as always - fun times! If you missed it last night, you can catch us again for the final week (September 25th). I hope to see you at the show!!

Much love,

Benita Charles Music

"Spreading Love Through Music For Your Inspiration & Entertainment!"

benitacharles.com


Performance Details:

Wednesday, September 25, 2013 - 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Benita Charles Unplugged
@Elberta Restaurant & Bar

335 Flatbush Ave
Brooklyn, NY 11217
(No cover)
(718) 638-1936
http://elbertarestaurant.com

Star Entertainment New York presents, Benita Charles "Unplugged" every Wednesday in September 2013 at Elberta Restaurant in Prospect Heights, Brooklyn. Join NY-Vocalist, Benita Charles for a very personal show of original music from her debut CD, Moments In Love: Vol 1 and her new single, "Got Me" as well as songs that have changed her life. The show runs every Wednesday in September: September 4th, September 11th, September 18th and September 25th from 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm. (No cover)

Wednesdays at Elberta is also ladies night. Ladies enjoy 2 for 1 featured drink specials all night long! Join us for an evening of great music, scrumptious food, delicious drink specials and great entertainment!

Join us for the fourth and final installment of Benita Charles Unplugged on September 25th for an evening of great music, scrumptious food and delicious drinks and great entertainment.

For more information about the artist, Benita Charles, visit: http://benitacharles.com.






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Wednesday, September 18, 2013

Tonight: Benita Charles Unplugged @ Elberta Restaurant in Brooklyn - 9/18/13

Tonight is the night!!

 The Benita Charles Unplugged Show will rock Elberta Restaurant in Prospect Heights, Brooklyn tonight!

Every Wednesday is ladies night at Elberta's. Ladies enjoy 2 for 1 drinks all night. I created a special commercial for the occasion. You won't want to miss it!

Join us for an evening of great music, scrumptious food, good friends, cool vibes and fun times! - with The Benita Charles Trio: Benita Charles Music (vocals), Peter Archer (guitar) and Eusebio Manuel Montanez (percussion, vocals).

 Join us tonight!!

http://allevents.in/Brooklyn/benita-charles-unplugged/80007204557976


Elberta Restaurant & Bar is located at 335 Flatbush Ave in Brooklyn, NY 11217 (Prospect Heights). The closest subway station is the 7th Ave station on the Q and B train lines.

 For more information about restaurant, visit: http://www.elbertarestaurant.com.

Tuesday, September 17, 2013

Th original artist for Love On A Two Way Street: Lezli Valentine!



As much as I love the Stacy Lattisaw verison of "Love On A Two-Way Street," the original version by Lezli Valentine has so much soul and pain.  It's so beautiful!

Enjoy,

Benita Charles Music

"Spreading Love Through Music For Your Inspiration and Entertainment!

http://benitacharles.com




Saturday, September 14, 2013

Benita Charles "Unplugged" at Elberta Restaurant - 9/18/13

Star Entertainment New York presents, Benita Charles "Unplugged" every Wednesday in September 2013 at Elberta Restaurant in Prospect Heights, Brooklyn.

Join Ms. Charles for an intimate show about her life featuring original music from her debut CD, Moments In Love: Volume 1, her new single, "Got Me" and songs that have shaped her musical life! The show runs every Wednesday in September: September 4th, September 11th, September 18th and September 25th from 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm. (No cover)

Every Wednesday is ladies night at Elberta. Ladies enjoy 2 for 1 featured drink specials all night long!

Join us for the third installment of Benita Charles "Unplugged" on September 18th for an evening of great music, scrumptious food and delicious drinks and great entertainment!

"I'm so excited about this show!! I will share the story of my musical journey and the music that has shaped my life! I even created a special commercial for Elberta's Ladies Night. You won't want to miss it! I will make it a night to remember. Will I see you there?" -- Benita Charles Music

For more information about the artist, Benita Charles, visit: http://benitacharles.com.

Elberta Restaurant & Bar is located at 335 Flatbush Ave in Brooklyn, NY 11217 (Prospect Heights). The closest subway station is the 7th Ave station on the Q and B train lines. For more information about restaurant, visit: http://www.elbertarestaurant.com.


A special thanks to all who attended the PM&R Show at The Shrine in Harlem! - 9/13/13

The Shrine was on fire last night: A special thanks to all who came to The Shrine last night in Harlem. It was truly an incredible experience. The place was packed and the energy from the crowd was electric! Everyone had a great time. This is why we do what we do...to bring joy to the world. Preachermann is such an incredible artist. If you have a chance, please come see him. You have to see him to believe him. I am so honored to sing with him. If you missed us last night, no worries. We are back at the Shrine on November 8th! Shalimar!

Performance Details:

Friday, November 8, 2013
 Preachermann & The Revival
Shrine Bar & Restaurant
2271 Adam Clayton Powell Blvd (134th Street)
New York, NY 10030
(212) 690-7807
http://shrinenyc.com
(no cover)

Preachermann & The Revival returns for a soulful set at this Harlem hot spot! I hope you can join us!

For more information about Preachermann, visit: http://www.facebook.com/Preachermannmusic.

The Preachermann & The Revival Band:

Ed Preachermann Holley, lead vocals
Benita Charles ("Motown Mama"), background vocals
Christi Gehrisch ("Buckeyed Beauty"), background vocals
Paul Paldino ("The Young Funkmaster), bass
Joe Paldino ("Clean Papa Joe"), guitar
Nick Paldino (“Mr. Soul Fly”), guitar
Karl Watson ("The Rock"), saxophone, violin
Tom Pope ("The Pope of Brooklyn"), drums

Thursday, September 5, 2013

Benita Charles "Unplugged" at Elberta Restaurant in Brooklyn - 9/11/13

Star Entertainment New York presents, Benita Charles "Unplugged" every Wednesday in September 2013 at Elberta Restaurant in Prospect Heights, Brooklyn.

Join Ms. Charles for an intimate show about her life featuring original music from her debut CD, Moments In Love: Volume 1, her new single, "Got Me" and songs that have shaped her musical life! The show runs every Wednesday in September: September 4th, September 11th, September 18th and September 25th from 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm. (No cover)

Every Wednesday is ladies night at Elberta. Ladies enjoy 2 for 1 featured drink specials all night long! 

Join us for the second installment of Benita Charles Unplugged on September 11th for an evening of great music, scrumptious food and delicious drinks and great entertainment!

The Benita Charles Trio:

Benita Charles (vocals)
Peter Archer (guitar)
Eusebio Manuel Montanez (percussion)


 For more information about NY-vocalist, Benita Charles, visit: http://benitacharles.com.


Elberta Restaurant & Bar is located at 335 Flatbush Ave in Brooklyn, NY 11217 (Prospect Heights). The closest subway station is the 7th Ave station on the Q and B train lines.  The restaurant phone number is (718) 638-1936. For more information about restaurant, visit: http://elbertarestaurant.com.


A Special Thanks to all who attended the Elberta show on September 4th!

Dear Friends:

We had a lot of fun on Wednesday night (September 4th) at Elberta Restaurant & Bar in Prospect Heights, Brooklyn!

A special thanks to everyone who came out. Thanks to with Peter Archer and Eusebio Manuel Montanez for lending your talents for the evening. 

If you missed us tonight, no worries! You can catch us again next Wednesday, September 11th at Elberta's at 7:00 pm. 

Come out enjoy a meal, listen to great music...remember every Wednesday is ladies night at Elberta's! There's 2 for 1 specials all night. I made a special commercial for the occasion - you have to hear it! lol 

Take care & enjoy the last days of summer!

Much love,

Benita Charles Music

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

benitacharles.com

Friday, August 30, 2013

Benita Charles "Unplugged" at Elberta Restaurant in Brooklyn - 9/4/13

Star Entertainment New York presents, Benita Charles "Unplugged" every Wednesday in September 2013 at Elberta Restaurant in Prospect Heights, Brooklyn.

Join Ms. Charles for an intimate show about her life featuring original music from her debut CD, Moments In Love: Volume 1, her new single, "Got Me" and songs that have shaped her musical life! The show runs every Wednesday in September: September 4th, September 11th, September 18th and September 25th from 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm. (No cover)

Every Wednesday is ladies night at Elberta. Ladies enjoy 2 for 1 featured drink specials all night long! 

Join us for the first installment of Benita Charles Unplugged on September 4th for an evening of great music, scrumptious food and delicious drinks and great entertainment and continue the Labor Day Holiday celebration!

The Benita Charles Trio:

Benita Charles (vocals)
Peter Archer (guitar)
Eusebio Manuel Montanez (percussion)


 For more information about NY-vocalist, Benita Charles, visit: http://benitacharles.com.


Elberta Restaurant & Bar is located at 335 Flatbush Ave in Brooklyn, NY 11217 (Prospect Heights). The closest subway station is the 7th Ave station on the Q and B train lines.  The restaurant phone number is (718) 638-1936. For more information about restaurant, visit: http://elbertarestaurant.com.



Thursday, August 29, 2013

A very special thanks to all who attended my show at the Sugar Bar on August 28th!

Dear Friends:

Last night's performance at the Sugar Bar in NYC was truly amazing!  I'd like to thank all my fans who came out and all the new fans I met along the way. 

First, the band was incredible! John F. Adams was an amazing musical director. He took my show to another level. It was a pleasure working with him. Peter Archer, who normally plays acoustic guitar in my project, tore the bass up!! Eusebio Manuel Montanez took the percussion to another level on "Round & Round! Special guest drummer, Ms. Camille Gainer Jones sealed the deal and brought my project to the next level with her drumming skills!! She is true a professional. She made it look so easy. The lovely, Christi Gehrisch rocked the crowd with her original song, "Moonlit Hours!"

 My special dedication of "Out On A Limb" to Ms. Toni Seawright and the late, great Teen Marie was incredible. I felt Teena's spirit with me as I sang the song - unbelievable! Speaking of Toni, I'd like to thank her for the opportunity and inviting me to sing at the Sugar Bar. She is truly a gifted singer and it's been a pleasure knowing her!


Thank you to Frankie Calabro for taking the wonderful pictures of us. He really captured the magical moments of the evening. I really appreciate it.

A very special thank you to my cousin, Timica Boykin and her friends (Iesha Davis, Denn A B Alston and two other friends) who came all the way from Philadelphia to see me. I'm so overwhelmed by that, I don't know what to say! I definitely have to make a trip there. I've never been there before. I would love to perform there some day!

And finally, a special thanks to my fiance, Ed Holley for his support and being there for me. I love that man! He's truly the best!

It was such a great experience at the Sugar Bar. It's a great place to perform and it has a cool vibe. The audience was so attentive and I felt like they were right there with me on my musical experience. I'm so glad I did it.

Thanks again to everyone for a beautiful evening!!

Much love,

Benita Charles Music

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

benitacharles.com

Saturday, August 17, 2013

The Toni Seawright Artist Showcase



The Toni Seawright's Artist Showcase Presents: Syphe Entertainment's Back To School Kick-Off Showcase:

Syphe's Back!!! We have another celebration for Graduating Seniors and students going on to the next level of study. We are calling for all teens and adults to come by and enjoy themselves, once again

It's going to be a great night for everyone who comes out, and it would be our pleasure to perform for y'all so come out to hear us.

Syphe Ent. will have performances by:

Toni Seawright and The Toni Seawright Band & Show
Ty Glascoe the Great! :)
The Beautiful, Benita Charles with The Benita Charles & Friends Band (Christi Gehrish, Peter Archer, John Adams, Manny Montanez)

Syphe Entertiainers:
DRK (Qaasim Middleton)
Slyy Jetson (Benjamin Phillips)
K-Midd (Khalil Middleton)
Ramuza (Clifton Cutrary)
The Herbivores (Manny Louis Jr.) (Kijana Jabari) (Tre' Carter)

We have Special Guests including our very own Jack Morris and more
We will also have Pangea, a new and upcoming jewelry company by Dwight Kenneth,

Support the Cause... Support the Movement... Support the MUSIC!!!!

Let's Begin...

@ Sugar Bar
254 W 72nd St,
New York, New York
10023-2851
http://www.sugarbarnyc.com/
(212) 579-0222

$10 adv tickets/$15 at door
2 Drink Minimum
Tickets on Sale Now!!!
email us to book a table/seats @ sypheentertainment@mail.com

Please note: Age 17 years or younger need a parent or guardian of 21 years old or older...

Join us for an evening of great music and entertainment!

Saturday, August 10, 2013

Benita Charles Breaks Top 10 ReverbNation R&B/Soul Chart for New York, NY!

On August 10, 2013, Benita Charles breaks the top 10 R&B chart on ReverbNation. Ms. Charles now charts at #7! A special thank you to all the fans who continuously support her music.

"I'd like to thank my fans again for their continued support of my music. I have the best fans in the world!! Much love and I hope you all enjoy the last days of summer!" -- from Benita Charles

Please join Benita Charles and her band (The Benita Charles & Friends Band) as she presents a soulful set of original music and her favorite covers at Silvana in Harlem on August 15th! To capture the true essence of the artist, Benita Charles, you must see her live, up close & personal.


Performance Details:

Thursday, August 15, 2013 - 10:00 - 11:00 pm
Benita Charles & Friends Band
Silvana
300 W. 116th St.
(bet. Manhattan Ave & 8th Ave.)
New York, NY 10026
(646) 692-4935
(No cover)

The Benita Charles & Friends Band presents a soulful set at the newly established Harlem restaurant, Silvana! In the set, Benita Charles will present songs from her Moments In Love: Volume 1 CD, her new single, "Got Me" which peaked at #3 on the ISB Radio Chart on http://RhythmandSoulRadio.com as well as songs from her favorite artists. Recently, Benita broke the ReverbNation Top 10 R&B/Soul Chart for New York, NY at #8!

The show also features: Christi Gehrisch (vocals), Peter Archer (guitar) and Manny Montanez (percussion).

Join us for a special evening of great music & live entertainment, scrumptious food, good friends and fun times! 

To RSVP, call (212) 802-9249/email: starent99@hotmail.com


Saturday, August 3, 2013

New show alert: BC&F Band @ Silvana - 8/15/13

The Benita Charles & Friends Band presents a soulful set at the newly established Harlem restaurant, Silvana! In the set, Benita Charles will present songs from her Moments In Love: Volume 1 CD, her new single, "Got Me" which peaked at #3 on the ISB Radio Chart on http://RhythmandSoulRadio.com as well as songs from her favorite artists.

Join us for a special evening of great music & live entertainment, scrumptious food, good friends and fun times!

To RSVP, call (212) 802-9249/email: starent99@hotmail.com

Benita Charles & Friends Band:

Benita Charles, lead vocals
Christi Gehrisch, vocals
Peter Archer, guitar
Manny Montanez, percussion


Wednesday, July 31, 2013

Benita Charles breaks top 40 R&B Chart on ReverbNation!

Dear Friends:

 I broke the top 40 R&B chart!!! Today, I chart at #13! Wow! I'm so grateful. I'm so thankful to all my fans. Thank you so much for your support of my music!! I thank God for my gift everyday! This is so encouraging that I"m on the right track. Thanks again to all my fans!! I couldn't have done it with out you. Thank you...Thank you...Thank you!"

Much Love,

Benita Charles Music

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

benitacharles.com










Tuesday, July 30, 2013

Thanks to all who attended The Rendezvous!

Thank you so much to all who came out to The Shrine in Harlem last night for the Rendezvous! It was a beautiful evening and a wonderful audience. I appreciate your support!

A very special thanks to the The Rendezvous House Band, "The Uptown Trio." It was so much fun rocking with you guys! You are the best!! - with Chad Franklin, Ian Baggette and Shawn Best.

I love my fans!!! Your support of my music means so much to me!

Much Love,

Benita Charles Music

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

benitacharles.com



Monday, July 22, 2013

"Got Me" peaks at #3 on ISB Radio/Live show on July 29th!


I will performing "Got Me" live in my soulful set at The Rendezvous at the Shrine in Harlem on Monday, July 29th. ($10 cover)  Doors open at 7 pm - Showtime 8:00 pm.  I hope you can come out for a night to remember!! Meet me at the Rendezvous. For more information, visit: https://www.facebook.com/events/691309250894693/

I'm so excited that my new single, "Got Me" peaked at #3 on ISB Radio on RhythmandSoulRadio.com!!

"Got Me" was written by the talented songwriter, Ty Jackson an produced by hot, Bronx-based producer, Impaq Music.


  Tune in every Sunday from 12 - 2 to ISB Radio: Tune into www.RhythmAndSoulRadio.com to listen live! Call in at 347-903-0594. Rate "Got Me" for song of the week with DJ Danny Brookings! Rate it...support it..request it!! Thanks for your support!

I hope to see you at the show!!

Much Love,

Benita Charles Music

benitacharles.com

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

Saturday, July 20, 2013

Meet me @ The Rendezvous July 29th!

(New York, New York) July 20, 2013 - Benita Charles Music to perform a soulful set for The Rendezvous at the legendary Harlem hotspot, The Shrine in Harlem. Ms. Charles will present original music from her debut CD, "Moments In Love: Volume 1" and her hit single "Got Me" which placed #3 on the ISB Radio Chart on RhythmandSoulRadio.com as well as songs from her favorite artists. Get ready for a night to remember!

Presented by INJOY Enterprises, The Rendezvous is a monthly gathering of great music from talented independent artists and mixing and mingling with wonderful and interesting people at a great venue in one of the most historic neighborhoods in the world – Harlem! The Shrine World Music Venue is located at 2271 Adam Clayton Powell Jr. Blvd. bet. 133rd & 134th Street in Harlem, USA.Doors Open at 7PM. Live Performances begin at 8:00PM Admission is $10.00.

Please join us for a night of great music, entertainment and good friends!  I hope to see you @ The Rendezvous!!



Saturday, June 29, 2013

BC&F Band returns to Elberta Restaurant for 1-yr anniversary on July 3rd!



 Elberta Restaurant celebrates its one year anniversary on July 3rd with a special customer appreciation day and celebration party!

The Benita Charles & Friends Band will provide the entertainment of the evening. NY-vocalist, Benita Charles will performs songs of love from her favorite singers along with original music at this elegant restaurant in Brooklyn for an evening of celebration. The show also features vocalist, Christi Gehrisch, Harris Punyon on piano and Steve Finklestein on percussion. [No cover]

Come celebrate with us for an evening of great music, good friends, delicious food and great spirits!

Hope to see you at the show!!

http:://benitacharles.com

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Performance Details:

Wednesday, July 3, 2013 - 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Benita Charles and Friends Band
@Elberta Restaurant
335 Flatbush Ave
Brooklyn, NY 11217
(No cover)
718.638.1936
http://www.elbertarestaurant.com

Thursday, June 20, 2013

NY-vocalist, Benita Charles Performs A Soulful Set At Elberta Restaurant & Bar For Make Music NY - 6/21/13

June 20, 2013, (New York, NY): NY-based vocalist, Benita Charles performs a soulful set at Elberta Restaurant & Bar in Prospect Heights, Brooklyn for the Make Music New York concert event at 7:00 pm on Friday, June 21, 2013.

Benita Charles will perform songs of love from her favorite singers along with original music from her debut CD, "Moments In Love: Volume 1" at this elegant restaurant in Brooklyn for an evening Make Music New York performance. The show also features vocalist, Christi Gehrisch, Harris Punyon on piano and Steve Finklestein on percussion. It will be an evening of great music and entertainment.

About Make Music NY:

Now in its seventh year, Make Music New York, "the largest music event ever to grace Gotham"(Metro New York), is a unique festival of free concerts in public spaces throughout the five boroughs of New York City, all on June 21st, the first day of summer. For more information, visit: http://makemusicny.org/

When: Friday, June 21, 2013

Where: Elberta Restaurant & Bar

Show Time: 7:00 pm to 8:00 pm

Admission: No cover

Location: Elberta Restaurant & Bar is located at 335 Flatbush Ave in Brooklyn (Prospect Heights). website: http://www.elbertarestaurant.com

For more information, send email to starent99@hotmail.com or call (212) 802-9249 / website: benitacharles.com


http://www.mi2n.com/press.php3?press_nb=165293

NY-vocalist, Benita Charles Performs At McKinley's Children's Garden For Make Music NY - 6/21/13

 June 20, 2013, (New York, NY): NY-based vocalist, Benita Charles performs in the annual Make Music New York concert at McKinley's Children's Garden in Jamaica, Queens at 2:30 pm on Friday, June 21, 2013.

Benita Charles returns to McKinley's Children's Garden for a fun-filled set of music, fun and entertainment as part of the 7th annual Make Music New York event.

McKinley's Children's Garden is a Youth focused community garden that is decorated with flowers and vegetables in a creative manner. Join us for a day of music as we celebrate the first day of summer and Make Music New York - 2013!

About Make Music NY:

Now in its seventh year, Make Music New York, "the largest music event ever to grace Gotham" (Metro New York), is a unique festival of free concerts in public spaces throughout the five boroughs of New York City, all on June 21st, the first day of summer. For more information, visit: http://makemusicny.org/


When: Friday, June 21, 2012

Where: McKinley's Children's Garden

Show Time: 2:30 pm to 3:00

Admission: No cover

Location: McKinley's Children's Garden is located at 108-56 Union Hall Street in Jamaica, Queens.

To more information, send email to starent99@hotmail.com or call (212) 802-9249 / website: benitacharles.com


 Mi2N.com - NY-vocalist, Benita Charles Performs At McKinley's Children's Garden For Make Music NY - 6/21/13

Monday, June 17, 2013

95 is the new 80!!

A special thank you to all who sent my grandfather birthday greetings and well wishes for his 95th birthday. He was so overjoyed to have received them. Thanks for your thoughtfulness and kindness. It was greatly appreciated!

Much love,

Benita Charles Music

http://benitacharles.com/


The Happiest Father's Day!

I hope all the wonderful dads had a great Father's Day yesterday! You deserve it.  Thank you for all you do.

Much love,

Benita Charles Music

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

benitacharles.com

Friday, June 7, 2013

95 cards!


 Dear Friends:

Happy Friday!  Wishing you a wonderful weekend. I hope all is well!

I have a special request of you this is not music related but it's important to me and my family.

On June 13, 2013, my grandfather, John “Pops” Gooden will be 95 years old.  Our family would like to make this a special birthday for him.  We are asking all of our family and friends to send him a birthday card or send an e-card to his email address. (Please put you are my friend on your message.  It helps the family know who the cards are coming from.) We will print out all e-cards and other electronic birthday wishes for him.  Our goal is for him to receive 95 cards on his birthday!

One notable thing about my grandfather: he's such a giving soul.  For years, he would give gifts to many of his neighbors just because he has such a giving heart.  I always admire that quality he has.  It would be nice to give him something he will enjoy this year!

Listed below is an email from my aunt, his daughter with the details.

 Thank you in advance for your support.  I know my grandfather would love to get your birthday greeting.

Much love,

Benita Charles Music

More details of the Birthday Card Blitz for John Gooden:
Date: Sat, 1 Jun 2013 01:39:17 -0700
From: Sala Adams
Subject: Birthday Card Blitz for John "Pops" Gooden

 Greetings, Friends and Family,

 THE TIME HAS COME ONCE AGAIN!  Thursday, June 13, 2013, is the 95th birthday of John “Pops” Gooden.

 For his birthday we would like for him to receive at least 95 birthday cards/wishes, one for each year of his life.  In order to accomplish this goal we need your help. You can help by sending him a birthday card between now and his birthday, June 13.  It doesn't matter that you don't know him, In fact, that is what he enjoys most, receiving birthday wishes from people he hasn’t even met. The more cards, and the more diverse the address, the better.  Please mail your card to him at the address below or send an ecard or message to popsgooden@yahoo.com.

 Mailing Address:
 John “Pops” Gooden
 4515 Pacific St.
 Detroit, MI 48204

   
Pops is a very independent, loving and generous man. Among the things he enjoys are:

    ·       cooking
    ·       gardening
    ·       going out to dinner
    ·       watching his favorite TV shows, "Law & Order," "Grey's Anatomy" and "Scandal"
    ·       praying
    ·       giving gifts
    ·       playing the lottery/Daily Three Game and Mega Millions
    ·       "chewin’ the rag" (talking about old times and telling his stories)
   
 If you know anyone else who would be willing to send a card or message, please forward this email to them. Thank You!

 Sala & Nkenge Adams
The Gooden Family
Benita Charles

 P.S. Here’s a video of my grandfather discussing the power of prayer (Video Courtesy Paul Lee):




Saturday, June 1, 2013

Make Music New York 2013

 Dear Friends:

The summer is here and I hope you are enjoying this lovely weather. I absolutely love the summertime! It is a great time to enjoy the outdoors and soak in the sun.

In celebration of the first day of summer, I will present two concerts for the 7th annual Make Music New York festival on Friday, June 21, 2013 at 2:30 pm and 7:00 pm.

On Friday, June 21st in the afternoon at 2:30 pm, I will present a fun-filled, family friendly set at McKinley's Children's Garden. This is an annual event for me performing for the children. They are so sweet and such a good audience. I look forward to seeing them again.

On that same evening at 7:00 pm, I will present original music and songs from my favorite singers in Prospect Heights, Brooklyn at Elberta Restaurant. This is my first performance at this venue and I'm very excited to perform for a new audience. The concert also features singer, Christi Gehrisch and Harris Punyon on piano. All performances are free!

About Make Music New York:


Make Music New York is a live, free musical celebration across the city that takes place each June 21, the longest day of the year. On that day, hundreds of public spaces throughout the five boroughs become impromptu stages for over 1,000 free concerts.

For more information, visit: http://makemusicny.org



Until next time, take care, have fun in the sun and I hope to see you at the shows!

Much Love,

Benita Charles Music

http://benitacharles.com

Spreading love through music for your inspiration and entertainment!

Performance Details:

Friday, June 21, 2012 - 2:30 pm

Make Music New York 2013 - Queens
McKinley's Children's Garden

108-56 UNION HALL ST

QUEENS (JAMAICA), NY 11433

http://facebook.com/MCKGarden

Benita Charles returns to McKinley's Children's Garden for a fun-filled set of music, fun and entertainment as part of the 7th annual Make Music New York event. (Free)

McKinley's Children's Garden is a Youth focused community garden that is decorated with flowers and vegetables in a creative manner. Join us for a day of music as we celebrate the first day of summer and Make Music New York - 2013!

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Friday, June 21, 2012 - 7:00 pm

Make Music New York 2013 - Brooklyn

Elberta Restaurant

335 Flatbush Ave Brooklyn, NY 11217

(718) 638-1936

http://elbertarestaurant.com

Benita Charles performs original music and songs from her favorite singers for the 7th annual Make Music New York at Elberta Restaurant in Prospect Heights, Brooklyn. The concert also features singer, Christi Gehrisch and Harris Punyon on piano. [No cover]

For more information about Make Music New York, visit: http://makemusicny.org

Monday, May 27, 2013

Today is Memorial Day 2013



Dear Friends:

On this Memorial Day, we remember all those who have served our country past and present. Thank you so much for your service!

"Ceremonies are important. But our gratitude has to be more than visits to the troops, and once-a-year Memorial Day ceremonies. We honor the dead best by treating the living well." - Jennifer M. Granholm

Wishing you all a safe and enjoyable Memorial Day holiday!

Much Love,

Benita Charles Music

Spreading love through music for your inspiration and entertainment!

benitacharles.com















Saturday, May 11, 2013

Happy Mother's Day!


Happy Mother's Day to all the beautiful mothers!  I hope you have a day where you can do exactly what you want - relax, enjoy your families and have a wonderful day! hank you for all you do! You are truly amazing.

Much Love,

Benita Charles Music

benitacharles.com

Spreading love through music for your inspiration & entertainment!
 

Thanks To All Who Attended PMR Show @ Shrine

Dear Friends:

I'd like to send a special thank you to all who attended the Preachermann and The Revival Show at the Shrine in Harlem on May 10th. It was an incredible experience. It's atomic soul that feeds the soul and the audience was incredible. You have to see it to believe it!

If you missed the show, you can catch us again at the legendary Shrine in Harlem on Friday, July 12th I hope to see you there.

Much Love,

Benita Charles Music


benitacharles.com

Spreading love through music for your inspiration and entertainment!


Wednesday, May 8, 2013

Preachermann & The Revival returns to Shrine - 5/10/13


Dear Friends:

This weekend Preachermann and the Revival returns to the Shrine in Harlem on Friday, May 10th for a 2-hour show at the legendary venue. Come in with your troubles and leave with a smile!  It's always a night to remember. I hope to see you at the show. (There's no cover.)

For more up-to-minute updates, please follow my social media accounts:

Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/pages/Benita-Charles-Music/88019945536
Twitter: http://twitter.com/Benita_Charles
Youtube:  http://www.youtube.com/BenitaCharles

Much Love,

Benita Charles Music

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

http://benitacharles.com

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Performance Details:

Friday, May 10, 2013 - 10:00 pm - 12:00 am

Preachermann & The Revival
Shrine Bar & Restaurant
2271 Adam Clayton Powell Blvd (134th Street)
New York, NY 10030
No cover
(212) 690-7807
http://shrinenyc.com

Preachermann & The Revival perform a soulful set at this Harlem hot spot!

The Preachermann & The Revival Band:

Ed Preachermann Holley, lead vocals
Benita Charles ("Motown Mama"), background vocals
Christi Gehrisch ("Buckeyed Beauty"), background vocals
Harris Punyon ("Velvet Technician/Agent Charlie Chocolate), background vocals, piano
Paul Paldino ("The Young Funkmaster), bass
Joe Paldino ("Clean Papa Joe"), guitar
Nick Paldino ("Mr. Soul Fly"), guitar
Karl Watson ("The Rock"), saxophone, violin
Tom Pope ("The Pope of Brooklyn"), drums

For more information about Preachermann, visit: http://www.facebook.com/Preachermannmusic.



Wednesday, April 17, 2013

Prayers for Boston!

I was so saddened to hear of the tragedy of the bombings at the Boston Marathon on April 15, 2013. My heart goes out to to the people of Boston and all those who have family and friends there. Please know there are people in this world who care and are praying for you!

I thought about we as musicians and how important it is for us to share our love through our music to heal the world. Music is healing and it unites all people of all races and backgrounds. We have a special gift and it's so important that we do this. Keep bringng soul to the world. Keep rocking. Keep making music!

I am so grateful for life. As we go through our daily lives we tend to take so many things for granted. I'm grateful to God for life, to all my family, friends, fans, coworkers, musician friends, Toastmasters friends, actors, people I've met through the various stages of my life and various activities...thank you for being in my life!

Our thoughts and prayers continue for the people of Boston and all those affected by the tragedy.

Sending light & love,

Benita Charles Music

Spreading love through music for your inspiration & entertainment!

BenitaCharles.com



 

Sunday, April 14, 2013

"Never Let Me Go" is featured on Rhythm and Soul Radio!

I'm so excited that my song, "Never Let Me Go" was featured on Rhythm and Soul Radio as part of their coverage of the Indie Soul Mixer at Drom on April 13th.  It received strong feedback today! A special thank you to program director, Danny Brookings for his support of my music!

To listen to the station, visit: http://www.rhythmandsoulradio.com/

NEVER LET ME GO by Benita Charles - feat Impaq

PMR to perform at Bar East on April 25th/Returns to Shrine in May


Dear Friends:

Happy Spring! I hope you’re enjoying this warmer weather.  I love the pleasant temperatures and spring flowers. It’s a time for new beginnings.

I have a couple of  PMR performances coming up:

On April 25th, Preachermann and the Revival perform a soulful set at a new venue, Bar East on the upper east side. I hope you can join us for an evening of atomic soul Let the music set your soul free! Shalimar!!   ($10 cover)

If you missed the band at the Shrine in Harlem last month, you can see them again on May10th for a 2-hour show at the legendary venue. It’s always a night to remember. I look forward to seeing you

I’m looking forward to the upcoming performances and I hope to see you there!!

Much Love,

Benita Charles Music

“Spreading love through music for your inspiration and entertainment!”


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Performance Details:

Thursday, April 25, 2013 - 9:30 - 10:30

Preachermann & The Revival
BAR EAST
1733 1st Avenue (btwn 89th and 90th St.)
Cost:      $10.00

Preachermann & The Revival will present atomic soul at this upper eastside establishment. Come join the fun and set your soul free! Shalimar!!

Friday, May 10, 2013 - 10:00 pm - 12:00 am

Preachermann & The Revival
Shrine Bar & Restaurant
2271 Adam Clayton Powell Blvd (134th Street)
New York, NY 10030
No cover
(212) 690-7807

Preachermann & The Revival perform a soulful set at this Harlem hot spot!

The Preachermann & The Revival Band:

Ed Preachermann Holley, lead vocals
Benita Charles ("Motown Mama"), background vocals
Christi Gehrisch ("Buckeyed Beauty"), background vocals
Harris Punyon ("Velvet Technician/Agent Charlie Chocolate), background vocals, piano
Paul Paldino ("The Young Funkmaster), bass
Joe Paldino ("Clean Papa Joe"), guitar
Nick Paldino (“Mr. Soul Fly”), guitar
Karl Watson ("The Rock"), saxophone, violin
Tom Pope ("The Pope of Brooklyn"), drums

For more information about Preachermann, visit: http://www.facebook.com/Preachermannmusic.

Indie Soul Mixer 2013 a huge success!



I had such an incredible experience at the Indie Soul Mixer @ DROM last night (April 13th).  There were so many incredibly talented artists and wonderful music.  It really made me proud to be a soul singer.  I appreciate the creators of the showcase, Mike Ashley and Dexter Myers for keeping soul music alive.  This is an annual event and I was so honored to open the show.  I still haven't come down from the my elation of the evening.

Here's my performance of, "The Freedom Song," to open the show:



Enjoy,

Benita Charles Music

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

benitacharles.com




Friday, April 12, 2013

Indie Soul Mixer @ DROM - 4/13/13


Dear Friends:

Happy Spring! I hope you’re enjoying this warmer weather.  I love the pleasant temperatures and spring flowers. It’s a time for new beginnings.

I have a few performance appearances coming up that I’d like to invite you to this month:

What are you doing this weekend?  I will perform in one of the hottest artist showcases in NYC at DROM on Saturday night, April 13th. The most established event in the Indie Soul Calendar returns to New York for Number 8 at the NY premier night club DROM. I am one of the many featured performers of the evening. It will truly be a night to remember. I’ve attended in the past and was blown away by the many talented artists. It’s also a great networking event as well. I hope to see you there.  For more information about the event, visit: http://www.facebook.com/events/424308204313470/

I’m looking forward to the upcoming performances at tomorrow's showcase! I hope to see you there!!

Much Love,

Benita Charles Music

“Spreading love through music for your inspiration and entertainment!”

http://benitacharles.com

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Performance Details:

Saturday, April 13, 2013 - 5:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Benita Charles Music performs!
Indie Soul Artist Showcase
DROM
85 Ave A (between 5th and 6th St.)
New York, New York 10009
(212) 777-1157
http://www.dromnyc.com/
$10 cover

Mike Ashley and Dexter Myers present: Indie Soul Mixer 8 - MD Heshima Moja

The most established event in the Indie Soul Calendar returns to New York for Number 8 at the NY premier night club Drom. Benita Charles is one of the many featured performers of the evening!

Join us for an incredible evening of great music and networking. ($10 cover) For more information about the event, visit: http://www.facebook.com/events/424308204313470 

Subway directions: F train to 2nd Ave or 6 train (Astor Place) and R, W (8th St - NYU) train stations.

Saturday, March 9, 2013

Thanks for your support of PMR @ The Shrine


Dear Friends:

I'd like to send a special thank you to all who attended the Preachermann & The Revival Show at the Shrine in Harlem on March 8th. It was an incredible experience. It's atomic soul that feeds the soul and the audience was incredible. You have to see it to believe it!

If you missed the show, you can catch us again at the legendary Shrine in Harlem on May 10th! I hope to see you there.

Thank you so much for your support!

Much Love,

Benita Charles Music

Spreading love through music for your inspiration & entertainment!




Tuesday, March 5, 2013

Preachermann & The Revival Upcoming performance - 3/8/13


Dear Friends:

It's almost Spring!  I hope you're staying warm in the last days of winter.

This weekend, I will be performing with Preachermann and the Revival again at the legendary, world-famous Shrine in Harlem on Friday, March 8th. I hope you can join us for one of the hottest shows in New York!

Take care and I hope to see you at the show!

Much love,

Benita Charles Music

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

http://benitacharles.com

Performance Details:

Friday, March 8, 2013 – 10:00 pm
Preachermann & The Revival
Shrine Bar & Restaurant
2271 Adam Clayton Powell Blvd (134th Street)
New York, NY 10030
(212) 690-7807
http://shrinenyc.com

Preachermann & The Revival perform a soulful set at this Harlem hot spot!

For more information about Preachermann, visit: http://facebook.com/Preachermannmusic.

The Preachermann & The Revival Band:
Ed Preachermann Holley, lead vocals
Benita Charles ("Motown Mama"), background vocals
Christi Gehrisch ("Buckeyed Beauty"), background vocals
Harris Punyon ("Velvet Technician/Agent Charlie Chocolate), background vocals, piano
Paul Paldino ("The Young Funkmaster), bass
Joe Paldino ("Clean Papa Joe"), guitar
Nick Paldino (“Mr. Soul Fly”), guitar
Karl Watson ("The Rock"), saxophone, violin
Tom Pope ("The Pope of Brooklyn"), drums

Tuesday, February 19, 2013

A Special Thank You For Attending Moments In Love!

Dear Friends:

I'd like to send a special thank you to all who attended my Moments In Love show at Bar Thalia - Symphony Space on February 17th in person and online!  I really appreciate your love and support of my music.

If you missed the show, you can watch it on my Ustream channel:

http://www.ustream.tv/channel/benita-charles-music

Take care and I wish you lots of love throughout the year!!

Much Love,

Benita Charles Music

http://benitacharles.com

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


Friday, February 15, 2013

"Moments In Love" starring Benita Charles - 2/17/13

February 16, 2012, (New York, NY): NY-based vocalist, Benita Charles celebrates love in here one-woman show, “Moments In Love!” on Sunday, February 17, 2013 at 8:00 pm at Bar Thalia – Symphony Space on the upper west side of New York City.

Ms. Charles will sing selections from her debut CD, “Moments In Love: Volume 1” as well as other favorites as she explores the various emotions of love.  The show will feature her band, The Benita Charles & Friends. 

You’re invited to join Benita Charles for an evening of love, music, good food, great friends and quality entertainment!

When: Sunday, February 17, 2013

Where: Bar Thalia – Symphony Space (2537 Broadway at 95th Street), New York, NY 100025

Show Time: 8:00 pm to 9:30 pm

Admission: No cover

Location: Bar Thalia at Symphony Space is located on the upper west side at 2537 Broadway (at 95th Street) in New York City.

To RSVP, send email to starent99@hotmail.com or (212) 802-9249 / for show information, visit: 

The concert will be live streamed on Ustream http://www.ustream.tv/channel/benita-charles-music

For more information about vocalist, Benita Charles please visit: http://benitacharles.com

Thursday, February 14, 2013

Happy Valentine's Day!!


Happy Valentine's Day!  Wishing you much love & happiness today and everyday. :)

I hope you can join me for an extended Valentine's Day weekend at Bar Thalia - Symphony Space on Sunday, February 17th at 8:00 pm for "Moments In Love 2013!" It will be an evening of love, laughter, good food and great friends!!

You're invited to share the love!!

Much love,

Benita Charles Music

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

http://benitacharles.com

Performance Details:

Sunday, February 17, 2013 - 8:00 pm

"Moments In Love 2013" starring Benita Charles

Bar Thalia at Symphony Space
2537 Broadway (at 95th Street)
New York, NY 10025
Cost: No cover
                                                                                        
New York vocalist, Benita Charles celebrates love in her one-woman show, "Moments In Love!"
Ms. Charles will sing from selections of her debut CD, "Moments In Love: Volume 1" as well as other favorites as she explores the various aspects of love. The show will feature her band, The Benita Charles & Friends Band. Singer, Christi Gehrisch will be the featured opening act.

Bring your valentine and enjoy an evening of love, music, entertainment, great food and great friends. If you don't have a valentine, come to the show. Who knows? You just might find your special valentine!

To RSVP, send email to starent99@hotmail.com or call (212) 802-9249.

Benita Charles & Friends Band:

Benita Charles, lead vocals
Christi Gehrisch, vocals
Peter Archer, guitar
Manny Montanez, percussion

To purchase "Moments In Love: Volume 1," visit: http://www.cdbaby.com/cd/benitacharles4

Sunday, February 3, 2013

Benita Charles & Friends: Moments In Love - 2/17/13





Dear Friends:

Happy February! I hope you’re staying warm in this bitter cold weather and staying well during this flu season.

Today is Super Bowl Sunday!!  Who are you cheering for – SF 49ers or Baltimore Ravens? It’s going to be an exciting game!

I have a couple of performances that I’d like to invite you to: Moments & Love 2013 (February) and the Preachermann & Revival show (March). I hope you can join me for these performances.

On Sunday, February 17th, please join me for Benita Charles & Friends: Moments In Love 2013 at Bar Thalia - Symphony Space (2537 Broadway at 95th St in Manhattan, NYC) in honor of Valentine’s Day.  Bring your special valentine for a romantic evening.  If you don't have a valentine, who knows?  You may find that special valentine! :) It will be an evening of love, great music, good food and great entertainment!!

On Friday, March 8th, Preachermann and the Revival Band will perform a soulful set at the legendary Shrine Bar & Restaurant in Harlem. If you missed the show in January, here’s your chance to catch one of the hottest shows in the city.  Come and let the music set you free!

Take care and I hope to see you at the shows!

Much Love,

Benita Charles

“Spreading love for your inspiration and entertainment!”

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Performance Details:

Sunday, February 17, 2013 - 8:00 pm
"Moments In Love 2013" starring Benita Charles
Bar Thalia at Symphony Space
2537 Broadway (at 95th Street)
New York, NY 10025
Cost: No cover
                                                                                        
New York vocalist, Benita Charles celebrates love in her one-woman show, "Moments In Love!"
Ms. Charles will sing from selections of her debut CD, "Moments In Love: Volume 1" as well as other favorites as she explores the various aspects of love. The show will feature her band, The Benita Charles & Friends Band. Singer, Christi Gehrisch will be the featured opening act.

Bring your valentine and enjoy an evening of love, music, entertainment, great food and great friends. If you don't have a valentine, come to the show. Who knows? You just might find your special valentine!

To RSVP, send email to starent99@hotmail. com or call (212) 802-9249 / http://benitacharles.com.

Benita Charles & Friends Band:
Benita Charles, lead vocals
Christi Gehrisch, vocals
Peter Archer, guitar
Manny Montanez, percussion

To purchase "Moments In Love: Volume 1," visit: http://www.cdbaby.com/cd/benitacharles4

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Friday, March 8, 2013 – 10:00 pm
Preachermann & The Revival
Shrine Bar & Restaurant
2271 Adam Clayton Powell Blvd (134th Street)
New York, NY 10030
(212) 690-7807

Preachermann & The Revival perform a soulful set at this Harlem hot spot!

For more information about Preachermann, visit: http://facebook.com/Preachermannmusic.


The Preachermann & The Revival Band:
Ed Preachermann Holley, lead vocals
Benita Charles ("Motown Mama"), background vocals
Christi Gehrisch ("Buckeyed Beauty"), background vocals
Harris Punyon ("Velvet Technician/Agent Charlie Chocolate), background vocals, piano
Paul Paldino ("The Young Funkmaster), bass
Joe Paldino ("Clean Papa Joe"), guitar
Nick Paldino (“Mr. Soul Fly”), guitar
Karl Watson ("The Rock"), saxophone, violin
Tom Pope ("The Pope of Brooklyn"), drums