Charlie Souza, honor roll nominee to the Florida Music Hall of Fame is a bass player, vocalist, performer, writer, producer in the business over three decades with music released on Columbia Records, Atlantic Records Los Angeles, Polydor, Fantasy Records Berkley California, Laurie Records New York, Phoenix Records in Europe, independent Souzaphone Records and a new release on Wounded Bird Records in 2008, FORTRESS "Hands in the Till" and has recently filmed and recorded a new DVD and CD with the NEW RASCALS titled "NEW RASCALS Reloaded 2008" to be distributed world wide in 2008.
Charlie is currently touring with the NEW RASCALS with Rock and Roll Hall of Fame's Dino Danelli and Gene Cornish with Bill Pascali, formerly with the Vanilla Fudge and is also playing dates in Florida with his band The New Tropics. Charlie with Danny Roberts, another ex Mudcrutch member started a new project together in '07, "The MUDBREAKERS" and now you can order the new DVD "The MUDBREAKERS LIVE at the Polk Theatre April 26, 2008! click here
The new band, Legends of Rock! is now touring North America!
Charlie has also toured, collaborated and recorded with Tom Petty, Bill Champlin of Chicago, Joe Walsh pianist Rocke Grace, Jim Horn, Greg Allman, Cactus, White Witch, Gale Force with producer Wayne Henderson of The Jazz Crusaders, "Fortress" on Atlantic Records, Native American actor Floyd "Red Crow" Westerman, Santana keyboardist Leon Patillo, and the Darrell Mansfield Christian Band.
In the new millennium, Souza teamed up with former Robin Trower & Sly & The Family Stone drummer Bill Lordan, with saxophonist Adrian Tapia of Boz Scaggs and original Tropics brother, Atlantic Records recording artist Eric Turner of Fortress on “Live Your Dream” and "9 Ball in the Corner Pocket". These two CD albums were recorded in Anahiem and Hollywood, California.
Charlie has just finished recording a new CD "Livin' in Paradise" in Tampa Bay area recording studios including MCR Studios Tampa and Big 3 Studios St. Petersburg . Souza also has a book coming out entitled "Live Your Dream!" published by Florida Books & Videos in Orlando, and is currently serving on the board for Musicians and Fine Artists for World Peace. more.....