Former Tom Petty bass player, Vocalist, Writer and now band leader in the business over three decades has had songs released on Columbia, Atlantic, Polydor, Fantasy Records, Laurie Records in N.Y.,Phoenix Records in Europe and now independant Souzaphone Records. Charlie performed, collaborated and recorded with Tom Petty, Greg Allman, Cactus with Mike Pinera and Bobby Caldwell, Buddy Pendergrass' White Witch, Gale Force, Fortress with Eric Turner and Donny Vosburg in Los Angeles, and the Darrell Mansfield Band. In the new millennium, teamed up with former Robin Trower & Sly & The Family Stone drummer Bill Lordan, and Eric Turner on "Live Your Dream" & "9 Ball in the Corner Pocket" CDs recorded in Los Angeles, California and has toured with the New RASCALS with Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Rascals Dino Danelli and Gene Cornish.

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Name Dream Live on ~ The Tampa Tribune ~
Charlie Souza & The New Tropics
With The New Tropics, Charlie Souza is keeping alive both his own dream and the name of Tampa's popular '60s beat combo. "We're doing original music that I've written over the years,'' Souza says. "The New Tropics is the band I get to perform my songs with. It's real exciting for me.'' The band's formation is in some ways Souza's formal return to Florida. He moved back in 2002 after nearly 30 years in California.

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Bass Player, Vocalist, Writer and Band Leader ~Charlie Souza has performed in the music business for more than 30 years, singing, writing songs, composing, and playing bass, piano, guitar and sax. In 1966, his group The Fabulous Tropics won The International Battle of the Bands at McCormick Place in Chicago IL. Then on Columbia Records, their single “Time” made it to the top of the charts and got a “92” on American Bandstand! As a former Tom Petty bass player, Charlie performed, collaborated and recorded with Greg Allman, Cactus with Mike Pinera and Bobby Caldwell, Tom Petty as well as Buddy Pendergrass’ White Witch, Gale Force on Fantasy Records in Berkley California, Atlantic Records group Fortress with Eric Turner and Donny Vosburg in Los Angeles, and the Darrell Mansfield Band. In the new millennium, Charlie teamed up with former Robin Trower & Sly & The Family Stone drummer Bill Lordan, with Turner on “Live Your Dream” and "9 Ball in the Corner Pocket" CDs of Charlies

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