Charlie Souza, a nominee to the Florida Music & Entertainment Hall of Fame is a bass player, vocalist, performer, writer, producer in the business four 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 with a release on Wounded Bird Records in 2008, FORTRESS "Hands in the Till" former Atlantic Records melodic metal group. Charlie has recently filmed and recorded a Live DVD and CD with the NEW RASCALS "NEW RASCALS RELOADED".
Currently touring in the NEW RASCALS with Rock and Roll Hall of Fame's Dino Danelli and Gene Cornish and Bill Pascali (formerly with the Vanilla Fudge), and is also playing dates in Florida with his band The New Tropics. Charlie with Danny Roberts, both 70's ex Tom Petty-Mudcrutch members started a project in '07, "The MUDBREAKERS" and in 2009 Souza recorded a live DVD with Rock Legacy Band.
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.