Souza is a bass player, vocalist, performer, writer
and producer who has been in the business over four decades.
His music has been released on Columbia, Atlantic, Polydor,
Fantasy and Laurie Records. FORTRESS on Atlantic Records was
an '80s melodic metal group and still is a cult favorite in
with a release on Wounded
FORTRESS "Hands in the Till". With
Records and Phoenix
Records in Europe,
Charlie has recently filmed and recorded a Live DVD
with the NEW RASCALS "NEW
has toured with the NEW
RASCALS Featuring Rock and Roll Hall of Fame's
Dino Danelli and Gene
Bill Pascali (formerly of the Vanilla Fudge), and is also
playing dates in Florida with his band, THE NEW TROPICS (TNT).
has also toured, collaborated and recorded with Tom Petty;
Greg Allman; Bill Champlin of Chicago; Mike Pinera, Malcolm
Jones and Joe Lala of Blues Image; Cactus; White Witch; Gale
Force with producer Wayne Henderson of The Jazz Crusaders;
Native American actor Floyd
Red Crow Westerman; Santana keyboardist Leon Patillo;
and the Darrell Mansfield Christian Band and
among many others.
has 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, recording
on albums Live
Your Dream and "9
Ball in the Corner Pocket.
These two CDs were recorded in Anaheim and Hollywood, California.
Charlie's song Carry
Me Back to St. Petersburg off
his New Tropics "Livin'
CD, recorded in Tampa Bay area studios, was voted the
winner of the official city song contest.