Friday, December 6, 2019
$8 Advance / $10 Day of Show
In an era where imitation is the rule of thumb, Walk Talk is staking their claim to the groovy avant-garde of post-pop panache. A delicious duet much-buzzed about in the Northeast, Walk Talk is born of the musical partnership of Mayteana Morales and David Bailis. The prolific pair of NYC-based multi-instrumentalists are well-acquainted, nearly a decade deep touring the globe as two-fifths of the critically-acclaimed future-funk outfit Pimps of Joytime.
Walk Talk identifies as a culmination of time, genre, travel, rhythm, and dance; manifesting love variations and soul vibrations through original songcraft and electrifying live performance. The longtime co-conspirators have re-emerged as an exciting new and dynamic duo; Walk Talk offers a fresh and inspired take on classic 60’s Soul, High-Life Afro-rhythms, quiet storm R&B, golden-era Hip-Hop, boogie Funk, and blissfully beyond. Morales and Bailis steadily unveil a creative canvas on which these passionate artists draw original soundscapes, rhythms, and sensualized harmonies, intoxicating elixirs that resonate deeply across a wide swath of demographics and genres.
“Our sounds aim straight for the heart, with the knowledge that we are all connected by shared experiences, and that each beat and melody should not be taken for granted.” Mayteana Morales & David Bailis: Walk Talk
Percussionist/vocalist extraordinaire, Mayteana Morales needs no introduction, her list of collaborators includes Afrobeat stalwarts Antibalas; she appears on their celebrated 2017 LP Where the Gods Are in Peace. Mayteana is the featured vocalist on legendary funk drummer Bernard Purdie‘s recent comeback smash “Deep in Love” as well as next-generation Brooklyn Afro-funkers Ikebe Shakedown’s debut LP. Morales and David Bailis shared discography with Pimps of Joytime is well-documented. Bailis is no stranger to the world of hip-hop, having toured with Fugees-affiliate John Forte. David has also written and performed with Sierra Leone born, Brooklyn, NY-bred Bajah & the Dry Eye Crew. His guitar-wizardry can be heard spraying textures within his own jazz-rock trio DB3, whose debut record was released in July 2018 on the venerable Ropeadope Records.