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100% of the proceeds go directly to CBTF to support their mission to improve the treatment, quality of life and the long term outlook
for children with brain and spinal cord tumors through research, support, education, and advocacy to families and survivors. 

THANK YOU FROM THE BOTTOM OF MY HEART!!!! 
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HOUSE CONCERT

I will perform a two hour acoustic set in the comfort of your home. Invite your friends and family for an intimate, inspirational and enjoyable night of music. All proceeds from the show will benefit CBTF. 

*Travel & Other Restrictions Apply. Email csband@aol.com for more info. 

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Sharing my story, the inspiration behind the song and Natalia Crespo’s everlasting effect on my life to over 800 people
at the 14th Annual Dream & Promise Gala at Cipirini’s in NYC. 


Music can change your emotion in an instant.  It can transport you to a time and place and it can heal the soul.  Close your eyes and think of one of your favorite songs. What do you see? What do you feel?  I’m sure you could describe it in a detailed way. That’s the power and beauty of music.
 
Writing songs is such a passion of mine. I love the whole experience from start to finish. The way inspiration appears and a melody forms from out of the silence. It’s magical and spiritual; it’s a connection at the highest level.
 
I recently was asked by The Children’s Brain Tumor Foundation to write a song specifically for their foundation and perform at their 14th annual Dream & Promise Gala.
 
As soon as they asked, I could feel the fibers of my soul start to light up. Being able to write something with the soul intention of giving hope, inspiration and making a difference is such an honor to me. It’s what I believe I am here to do.
 
Finding out a child has being diagnosed with a brain tumor is heart wrenching. It sometimes makes us question things and have doubts. But I believe there is reason for all things and when you meet these children you quickly realize there is something so special about each and every one of them.
 
There is something internal that seems to glow and that was the inspiration to my new song, “Light That Shines”.  All the children I have met over they years, watching my best friend Natalia Crespo endure 18 major brain surgeries over 14 years of her life. I saw it time and time again. Something deeper than what was going on at the surface level, something that cancer and a tumor had no control over. It had no limiting boundaries or fear and over time I realized that special something was within all of us.
 
We all have the will and fortitude to get through anything with grace. I share with you my song “Light that Shines”, a song full of heart and inspiration, a song that will lift your spirit to soar and shine bright. I was blessed to be able to record the song with Oscar, Grammy and Emmy winning Robert Smith at Defy Recordings LLC.
 
The song is now available for download above for $5 (with the option to donate more if your heart feels inclined) and we will continue to raise money with ALL the Proceeds going to CBTF.  
 
Special thanks and appreciation to Robert Smith and Defy Recordings LLC for donating their services to the recording of “Light that Shines”. We couldn’t have done it without you!
 
Big thanks to these amazing musicians for putting their time and talent into the recording.
 
Credits:
Keys/Strings: Josh Dodes
Drums: Nick Saya
Bass: Jeff Allen
Background Vocals: Britlin Lee

Edits: Neal Shaw
 
CBTF mission is to improve the treatment, quality of life and the long term outlook for children with brain and spinal cord tumors through research, support, education, and advocacy to families and survivors.
 
MUCH LOVE,
Charlie
 
"Watch me now, I've made my claim. I'm here right now, here today! I won't back down and I'll fight until the end, cause there's a light that shines bright inside of me".

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