Charlie Souza is a bass player, vocalist, performer, writer and producer in the music business over five decades! His music has been released on Columbia, Polydor, Fantasy and Laurie Records and Atlantic Records with Fortress, an '80s melodic metal group, still a cult favorite in Europe with a release in the U.K. on Rock Candy Records in 2014, FORTRESS "Hands in the Till", also released on independent Souzaphone Records.

Souza toured, and recorded with Tom Petty; Greg Allman; The New Cactus Band; Bill Champlin of Chicago; Famous French Composer Michell Columbier; Joe Walsh pianist Rocke Grace, Jim Horn, Mike Pinera, Malcolm Jones, Joe Lala of Blues Image; White Witch and Gale Force with producer Wayne Henderson of The Jazz Crusaders; Native American actor Floyd Red Crow Westerman; Santana keyboardist Leon Patillo; the Darrell Mansfield Christian Band; Fred Willard; Also teamed up with former Robin Trower and Sly & The Family Stone Drummer Bill Lordan, with saxophonist Adrian Tapia of Boz Scaggs, and original Tropics guitarist, Eric Turner of Fortress on his first two solo albums, "Live Your Dream” and "9 Ball in the Corner Pocket". These two CDs were recorded in Anaheim and Hollywood, California. The Charlie Souza Band Los Angeles

Charlie filmed and recorded a Live DVD "NEW RASCALS RELOADED" and has toured with THE NEW RASCALS Featuring Rock and Roll Hall of Fame's Dino Danelli and Gene Cornish with Bill Pascali formerly of the Vanilla Fudge, and also played concerts in the Southeast with his band, The NEW TROPICS.

A Pinellas County musician who has rubbed elbows with some of the biggest names in rock & roll is living his dream and telling the world about his journey. Souza says music has helped him heal and inspire him and he hopes the book inspires others to live their dream!
Melissa Eichman, Bay News 9

Souza's song Carry Me Back to St. Petersburg off his New Tropics "Livin' in Paradise" CD, recorded at MCR Studios Tampa and mastered at Big 3 Studios in St. Petersburg was voted the winner of the official city song contest, has co-authored a pictorial history book, " Tampa Bay Music Roots" and written an autobiography, "Live Your Dream" and is now serving on the Board of Directors of The Florida Music Hall of Fame.

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