The Bonaventure Quartet

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Amy Pike is well known in Atlanta for her silky vocals in the Lost Continentals. As lead singer, front person, and principle songwriter for the primarily all original band, she led the Lost Continentals to 11 Best of Atlanta Swing awards. In addition, her songs from the landslide records release Moonshine and Martinis have been played nationally on radio and used in network television commercials, in fact you've probably heard Amy on Ford commercials, both on television and radio. Charles was the original guitarist and founding member of the Aquarium Rescue Unit featuring Col. Bruce Hampton. He wrote songs featured on their two Capricorn releases, the first of which received a five star review in Rolling Stone magazine...
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Try to imagine a comic opera starring a character who is known only as the Grand Pompadour. Is he royalty? Upper class? High Society? No one's telling, but his amorous adventures take him across the gamut of styles: from the orchestral introduction of the March to smoky late night piano bars to pianissimo nocturnal waltzes segueing into a romp through the Latin side of town and back finally landing transcendently on the outskirts of Paris...An all original cd by us.... 1) The March of the Grand Pompadour/c. williams (arranged by k. dale) 2) The World's Greatest Lover/c. williams 3) The Scene of You/c. williams 4) Postcards/c. williams/a. pike 5) Henry and June/c. williams 6) The Very Idea /c. williams 7) The Heat Below/c. williams 8) Little World/c. williams 9) Moonlight Falling/c. williams 10) Ou Est Pepe Lopez/k. dale 11) Lily's On the Prowl/c. williams 12) The Dinnercar/c. williams 13) Little White Lies/c. williams/a. pike 14) Busy Season/c. williams 15) So You/c. williams

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Charles Williams Charles' musical path has led him into diverse areas. In college he studied and received his degree in performance on classical guitar. After performing around Atlanta in a variety of groups he started playing with Jimmy Herring, ( The Dead, Widespread Panic ), Otiel Burbridge, ( Allman Bros), and Jeff Sipe, (Phil Lesh, Trey Anastatio). Next, events beyond his control conspired to place him as the original guitarist and founding member of the Aquarium Rescue Unit featuring Col. Bruce Hampton: The Rescue Unit has received multitudinous praise as one of the progenitors of the current 'jam band' scene. Always writing a song, he contributed one to each of their two Capricorn releases, the first of which received a five star review in Rolling Stone magazine. For a couple of years both of these were performed regularly on the Tonight Show featuring Jay Leno. As a founding member of the Zambiland Orchestra, which was organized yearly for charity from 1997-2001, he got an opportunity to perform and record with members of the Allman Brothers, Widespread Panic, Phish, and others. In addition to performing, recording, and teaching locally at Maple Street Guitars, he is also a member of Bernadette Seacrest and her Provocateurs: With the BVQ he plays a wonderful petite bouche guitar made by Maurice Dupont in Cognac, France. As part of his calling as Djangologist, in 2002 Charlie contributed to a radio documentary, "Where is Django Playing" broadcast on WKZE 98.1 New York and Deutschland Radio, Europe. Charles also has a cd, Venus Has Seen Us, available on the CD Purchase page. It was recorded in 1999 by his band Chateau Debris. It features Joel Morris, the original drummer with Widespread Panic, Mark Bynum of Blueground Undergrass and Col. Bruce and the Fiji Mariners on bass, Jeff Sipe of Susan Tedeschi and ARU on drums on one track, and many others. ".... it's Williams' originals that stand out. Composing the mustic and lyrics to tunes like "The World's Greatest Lover," "Blue Rendezvous," and the eulogy "In Lieu of Flowers," he proves himself. Instrumentals such as "Tres Ambiance are the icing on the cake." ---- Michael Dregni, Vintage Guitar, August 2005

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