Saturday, December 15, 2018

Sunday, December 9, 2018

Singing Tips Live: The Best Advice I Ever Got!

Benita Charles in New York City

On the last episode on Singing Tips Live, NY-Vocalist, Benita Charles shared the best advice she ever got in her career.

The Best Advice Benita Charles ever got was "Create Your Own Music." 

The advice was given by an artist from the group, All About Chad. At the time, Benita was new to New York City and was studying jazz and learning songs. The gentleman told Benita that is was great that she was learning cover songs but she should write, record and release her own music.  At the time, Benita didn't understand the gravity of what that meant.  Fast forward to years later, Benita has recorded her full CD, Moments and Love and has released several single releases including her current release, Never Ever Give Up. Benita's music is available on iTunes, Amazing Music, CD Baby and Spotify.








Tuesday, November 27, 2018

We Can Make A Difference featured on Ramsay Unleashed Podcast in Scotland!



So Amazing: A special thanks to Fraser Ramsay of the Ramsay Unleashed Podcast for playing my song, We Can Make A Difference, twice! The show featured Entrepreneur Nyala Phillip. Thank you so much for your support!

https://itunes.apple.com/us/album/we-can-make-a-difference/200276659





Monday, November 26, 2018

Thanksgiving and Holiday Greetings!

Benita Charles Music


Thanks to all my fans for your support! Here's a special message to all my fans:




Thank you from the bottom of my heart! Happy Holidays!!!



Wednesday, November 21, 2018

Happy Thanksgiving!


Dear Friends:

Happy Thanksgiving to you and your family! I wish you a safe and wonderful holiday. May you enjoy a day of love, laughter and happiness!

I am grateful to you for your continued support of my music and creative endeavors! I appreciate your support. You're so awesome!

Much love,

Benita Charles

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

http://benitacharles.com



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

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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)

https://www.facebook.com/Preachermannmusic/











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.





Sunday, October 21, 2018

Benita Charles and Producer-Jason Thompson celebrates 1,000+ YouTube Video!

Benita Charles and Producer-Jason Thompson in New York City

Top of the World: On the last Singing Tips Live, we celebrated my first music video, Never Ever Give Up with over 1,000 YouTube views! 

My producer, Jason Thompson discussed the creative process. My stylist, Patrice Carter was kind enough to work the camera! Thanks to all who've made Never Ever Give Up a huge success!

A special thanks to all who contributed to the Never Ever Give Up Project: Jason Thompson (producer), Patrice Carter (stylist); video actors: Nijah Miller (Bully), Erica Norris (Bully victim) and Yolanda Norris (business owner) and the song: Jean Wiltz (co-writer), Themi (producer). 

A very special thanks to all my fans for your support and for sharing the video! You are truly amazing!
















Friday, October 19, 2018

We Can Make A Difference featured on the Women of Substance Music Podcast!


The Power of Music: My song, We Can Make A Difference is featured on the Women of Substance Music Podcast by Bree Noble (Show #867). 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, Andru Cann!










Featured Artists:


To get live links to the music we play and resources we offer, visit www.WOSPodcast.com

This show includes the following songs:

Joanna Butler - Stand Together MUSIC ON SOUNDCLOUD

Aliza Hava (feat. Spiritchild) - I Vote! PURCHASE ON ITUNES

Marion Drexler - Still Hope PURCHASE ON ITUNES

Catherine DeWitt - Just for One More Day MUSIC ON SOUNDCLOUD

Benita Charles - We Can Make A Difference PURCHASE ON ITUNES

Deanna Joseph - My Epiphany PURCHASE ON ITUNES

Laraina_C - Change The Life PURCHASE ON ITUNES

Katherine Dines - All The Way Around The World PURCHASE ON ITUNES

Tui Snider - Terrified PURCHASE ON ITUNES

Tosi Brooks - Look Around (Live) PURCHASE ON ITUNES

Takeyce Ti - Faith and Love PURCHASE ON ITUNES


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