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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. Two of his songs have been performed regularly on the Tonight Show featuring Jay Leno for over two years. As a founding member of the Zambiland Orchestra, which performed yearly from 1997-2001 for charity, he has also performed and recorded with members of the Allman Brothers, Widespread Panic, Phish, and others. In addition to performing, recording, and teaching locally, he is also a member of Bernadette Seacrest and her Provacateurs which won Creative Loafing's 2007 Best of Atlanta award. 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 Charles contributed to a radio documentary, “Where is Django Playing” broadcast on WKZE 98.1 New York and Deutschland Radio, Europe

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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

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Album The Secret Seduction of the Grand Pompadour by The Bonaventure Quartet

The Secret Seduction...

Chateau Debris
2008

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