Monday, January 7, 2013

Upcoming Performance - 1/11/13

Dear Friends:

I hope 2013 is treating you well so far.  I have a great feeling about this year.  I hope it’s good for you.

My first performance of the year is with Preachermann & The Revival this Friday (Jan 11th) at the legendary Shrine in Harlem at 10:00 pm.  If you missed us last month, here’s your chance to catch one of the hottest shows in the city.  You have to experience it to believe it.  I hope to see you there!

Much love,

Benita Charles Music

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


Performance Details:

Friday, January 11, 2013 – 10:00 pm – 12:00 am

Preachermann & The Revival
Shrine Bar & Restaurant
2271 Adam Clayton Powell Blvd (137th Street)
New York, NY 10030
Preachermann & The Revival perform a soulful set at this Harlem hot spot!

For more information about Preachermann, visit:

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, January 1, 2013

Happy New Year from Benita Charles Music!

Dear Friends:

Happy New Year - 2013!!! 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 & entertainment!



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