Mike Willis discovered an early interest in a musical career as a percussionist with the award winning Lenoir High School Band. He studied at Brevard and at ASU in Boone, NC. He has extensive experience playing professionally with a variety of musical groups. He played percussion with the New York Quartet and with the Jerry Lambert Trio in Charlotte, Raleigh and Atlanta.
Mike’s unique style of jazz piano developed while working with Milton Clapp with the New York Quartet. He studied harp with Jean Morehead in Raleigh and Lorraine Little in Charlotte. He played harp and piano at the Esseola Lodge in Linville from 1982-87. He played harp and piano at the Tower Club in Charlotte from 1989-96, and does freelance work with several musical groups in the area. Mike has a lifelong interest in fitness and sports and is a fairweather motorcyclist. He is currently in great demand for weddings and special events.