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Willie Walker & Conversation Piece

Jazz Band from Charlotte, NC - Will travel up to 3000 miles
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5 VERIFIED BOOKINGS
MEMBER SINCE 2011

$750 - $6000 per event
About
Conversation Piece gives people something to talk about! The band is a successful and respected staple in Charlotte with a loyal following.

Conversation Piece members include Willie Walker on bass guitar and vocals, Carl Ratliff on saxophone and flute,, Darryl Peyton on Trombone, Kevin Homesley on keyboards and Christian Whitley on drums.

Conversation Piece has been performing as a quintet for more than a decade. The six talented individuals with impressive musical backgrounds combine for a unique sound. Walker, Paige, Ratliff, Payton, Moore, Homesley, and Whitley bring together not only their love of music, but also, years of experience in the musical industry.

Willie Walker, the group's founder and leader, is a student of electronic music and composition. Walker has performed with Clarke Terry, George Howard, Barbara Weathers (formerly of Atlantic Starr), Sibyl Lynch, Jeffery Osborne, Najee and Dick Smith (formerly of Earth Wind and Fire). He performs vocals and plays bass on Discography: Alive and Kick In, Anthology of Beach Music, by Grammy Winner General Norman Johnson and the Chairman of the Board, with whom he also toured. In his early career Walker was a staff bassist for Sound Lab Studio with Tom Rowan, producer for Norman Conners. Walker is a former elementary general music teacher.

Currently Walker is composer and arranger for Conversation Piece Discography: Inside My Mind, Live at 831 and is sideman for Grammy nominated Tom Browne, known for his hit Funkin' for Jamaica, Thighs High. Walker formerly served as staff bassist and orchestral arranger for Friendship Missionary Baptist Church with a membership of 8,000.
Conversation Piece the band everyone's talking about!
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Willie was so good I hired him again. I will use him anytime I can for corporate functions!

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LOVED THIS PERFORMER. WILL HIRE AGAIN.

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Please note Willie Walker & Conversation Piece will also travel to Pineville, Matthews, Fort Mill, Indian Trail, Waxhaw, Monroe, Paw Creek, Rock Hill, Catawba, Bowling Green, Belmont, Gastonia, Cramerton, Harrisburg, Midland, Mc Adenville, Clover, Edgemoor, High Shoals, Lowell, Mount Holly, Newell, Wingate, Cornelius, Lancaster, Stanfield, Huntersville, Lincolnton, Marshville, Mount Mourne.
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