Saturday, January 25, 2014

Moments In Love 2014 - 2/16/14

On Sunday, February 16, 2014, 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.

Bring your valentine and join us for 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!

Bar Thalia is located at 95th Street and Broadway on the upper west side of Manhattan, New York City.

To RSVP, send email to or call (212) 802-9249.

To purchase "Moments In Love: Volume 1," visit: The CD is also available on iTunes.

Benita Charles & Friends Band

Benita Charles, lead vocals 

Christi Gehrisch, vocals 
Peter Archer, guitar 
Manny Montanez, percussion

Tuesday, January 21, 2014

Preachermann and the Revival competes in 2014 Battle of the Boroughs - 2/7/14

Great news!! Preachermann and The Revival was chosen to compete in the fifth annual Battle of the Boroughs (Manhattan competition), the citywide band competition hosted by The Greene Space!

PATR will compete against several Manhattan-based bands in the annual competition on Friday February 7th live in The Greene Space. The show will be emceed by WQXR's Terrance McKnight. The five borough winners, determined by audience vote, will be sent to the Ultimate Battle on June 27.

It's all very exciting!! Keep track of the latest on Twitter with #TGSBattle.

For ticket information, visit:

The Green Space is located at 44 Charlton Street in New York City.

See you at the show - Shalamar!!

Monday, January 20, 2014

Happy Martin Luther King Day!

MLK Day observed: Today, we honor Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. He was a true leader with a vision who showed us that one person can make a difference and change the world!

"I refuse to accept the view that mankind is so tragically bound to the starless midnight of racism and war that the bright daybreak of peace and brotherhood can never become a reality...I believe that unarmed truth and unconditional love will have the final word." -- Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.

A Special Thanks to all who attended The Shrine on Jan 17th!

A special thanks to all who came out to the Shrine in Harlem last night for the Preachermann and The Revival show on Friday, January 17th.

It was an incredible night of great music, good friends and big fun! It was so great to see Mr. & Mrs. Holley, 'Pope Jackson, Nikki AngeliQue Beauchamp, Joel Parker, Terrence T. West Sr., Byron Statbakkaa Gaspard, Jay and all the new friends we met. A special thanks to Frankie Calabro for the fabulous pictures.

Thank you all for your support!! Shalimar!

Much love,

Benita Charles Music

Monday, January 13, 2014

First performance of 2014: Shrine on Jan 17th

Happy 2014! I hope the new year is treating you well. So far so good! I always enjoy this time of the year. It's a time for new beginnings and as Oprah said: "Cheers to a new year and another chance for us to get it right." Best wishes with your New Year's Resolution!

My first performance of the new year is with Preachermann & The Revival at the legendary Shrine in Harlem on Friday, January 17th at 10:00 pm. Start the new year right with atomic soul. Get up in the water and get wet. Let the music set you free! You have to see it to believe it. I would love to see you there!

Performance Details:

Friday, January 17, 2014 - 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)

I hope to see you at the show!