A multitalented performer, Mike Willis is a highly skilled harpist and jazz pianist who performs on his own as a soloist and bandleader, as well as with other groups in the Charlotte area.
Mike Willis FAQs
Q. What style of music do you play?
A. Pop, rock, jazz, Latin, Celtic, classical and religious styles.
Q. How many pieces do you typically play in a set and what instruments do you play?
A. The number of songs that I play in a set depends on the length of the event. I’ll usually 30-40 songs within a 3 hour time frame. I play the harp, piano, and drums.
Q. What configurations do you play as?
A. I can play as any of the following configurations:
- Harp and flute
- Harp and violin
- Harp and saxophone
- Harp and vocals (works well at weddings or dinner parties)
- Piano and vibes
- Vibes, with bass, flute and or sax (nice background music)
- Piano, bass and drums
- Piano, sax and drums
- Piano, guitar and drums (good Instrumentation for dance music if a client is looking for an economical alternative to a full band.)
Q. Why did you become a professional musician?
A. Music feeds my soul. ?
Q. Where are you located?
A. Hickory/Lenoir, North Carolina area.
Q. Do you travel?
Q. Why should an event professional book you?
A. Versatility. I am able to play in many different venues for all types of events because of the different instrumentation, configurations, and musical styles that I can play. I only work with top-rated musicians in the region in order to provide a professional and quality performance for every client.
Q. Do you have the capability of providing your own sound & lights?
A. Sound – yes. Lights – no.