Mr.Charles and Band - Masters Of Music

Why book Mr.Charles and Band - Masters Of Music?

We are live nightclub entertainers. We play and sing different styles of music (popular [Frank Sinatra, Neil Diamond, Lou Rawls], R&B [Marvin Gaye, Lionel Richie, O'jays, Main Ingredient], Jazz [George Benson, Mel Torme, Nat King Cole], Latin [Santana], Blues [BB King],Calypso [Harry Belafonte], among other styles.

I'm also a recording artist who still has records on the market. Record and sang with the well known group named "Shock" [Check the following songs on the Internet: Footsteps Across Your Mind and Why Should I Forgive You]. Also recorded and sang with The group "Slick and The Family Brick".



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Booking Info

  • Fee: $850-$2000

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Past Booked Events

08/15/10 Crabby Bills, Tampa Coutney Campble Causway

Mr.Charles and Band - Masters Of Music

Emerging into the Tampa bay entertainment scene is a long-time debonair vocalist bringing with him sensuous sounds of popular tunes. Mr. Charles of Riverview, Florida, performs musical selections leaving his audiences in an encore state of mind and all through emotional recall.
Mr. Charles, better known as Charles Rapelyea, performs musical selections from the sounds of yesterday and today. Some of his selections include tunes from Frank Sinatra, Harry Belafonte, Lou Rawl's, and The Isley Brothers. With his comprehensive choice of sound, Mr. Charles’ performance appeals to a variety of individuals. His latest show, "Live at the Copa,” is performed in cabaret style, and includes his rendition of Sam Cooke’s last performance in 1964 at New York City’s well-known Copa Copacobanna.
Every artist has his or her bright beginnings into the arts. Mr. Charles experienced his through operettas and plays. His love for performing aided in his gravitation toward the recording industry. Mr. Charles, a former member of Slick And The Family Brick (1972-1975), recorded two songs with the Sound of Philadelphia Orchestra (MFSB), "Makin Love To Me" and "What Can You Do When Love is Gone". The great arranger and composer Burt Keyes arranged both songs. As a result of the payola scandals, the group’s songs received minimal airplay and missed recognition on the charts; but, it did open the door for other recordings. Slick And The Family Brick moved onto the internationally renowned group, Shock. The group’s popular tunes “Footsteps Across My Mind” and Why Should I Forgive You”, arranged by Dennis Willams the arranger and musical director of the popular singing group The O'Jays, are still gracing the airwaves in countries like Europe, Hong Cong, Malaysia, and Japan.
Most recently, Mr. Charles has performed with local Tampa groups like Warren & Company at WSJT’s Battle of the Bands and WSJT’s Live Performance at the Aquarium at Channel Side in Tampa Florida. He also worked with musical director Andy Alexander and his Masters of Music.
For media inquiries or performance schedules, contact Stassa Warren at (813) 810-1641. You can also visit Mr. Charles and Mr. Charles Entertainment at

The team providing the talent:

Mr. Charles Rapelyea

Singer Entertainer

Harold Washington

Keyboard (Smooth Keyboard with fire)

Bruce Bass

Guitar ( Smoking Guitar)

Hector Cruz

Bass (poppin Bass)

John Connors

Drums (Swinging, Hot and Sweet)

Albert Warrens Jr.

Smooth Sax (When needed)


Percussion (Latin, Calypso Conga)

Andrew Alexander

Keyboard (Excellent Keyboard and Musical Director)

Joseph Louis

Drummer ( Tender dynamics, sweet sound)

Fernando Aragon

Guitar - Deep Blues Man and Santana Style

Setup Requirements

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