Through the years Charlie has performed, collaborated and recorded with Greg Allman, Cactus (formerly Vanilla Fudge), White Witch, Tom Petty, Gale Force, Fortress, Mike Pinera, Bobby Caldwell, and the Darrell Mansfield Band. More recently, Charlie has teamed up with Bill Lordan (formerly with Robin Trower and Sly & The Family Stone) and Eric Turner, Charlie's lifelong friend and partner since their early days together in The Tropics.
Currently they can be heard on the albums "Live Your Dream" and "9 Ball in the Corner Pocket." More info found on Charlie's website: www.charliesouza.com
Charlie now lives on the beach in the Tampa Bay area after a 27 year stint in California and can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org
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“Live Your Dream” An inspiring true story and music biography with a very positive message which is already changing lives! http://liveyourdreambook.com
October 2011 - North Redington Beach, FL –Live Your Dream (1-889-131-85-7, Trade Hard Cover, 260 pp, 6½ x 9½, $29.99).
“In 1965 The Tropics were the biggest band in Florida - simple as that. I watched them in awe. Their power was never truly captured on record, but a show beyond belief! No small part of that was bassist Charlie Souza. When my band in 1975 was looking for a bass player, as I was switching from bass to guitar, we asked Charlie to join and he did. I found him to be a great musician and a nice guy. I’m sure his book will be an interesting read for anyone looking for rock & roll adventure.” Tom Petty, Malibu, CA 2011
Through a blend of song lyrics and experiences in the music business and beyond, Charlie Souza offers his personal story and commentary on how to emerge from darkness and live your dream while challenging your own inner demons. In an intimate collection of songs and stories, he explores how we can all find ourselves and appreciate the gifts given to us by those we have lost, incorporate those gifts into personal growth, what he did to conquer his depression, and the healthy lessons we can teach our children through music.
What makes this book different from any other is the approach taken by the author to always weigh in on the side of the truth and to give love so that you will receive love with all of its virtues and live your dream!
For more information about Live Your Dream, or to schedule an interview, please contact Charlie Souza at (727) 418-6877 or see www.charliesouza.com