My name is Clarice, but most people, call me ReCe. I'm a happily married USAF spouse, mother to 3 girls, and an older sister to many....Here is my blog and here are some of my candy filled thoughts, lol

Tuesday, November 20, 2012

An Interview with Keyshia Cole's Producer and Co-Writer "PianoMan"

R&B singer and reality star, Keyshia Cole dropped another album titled, Woman to Woman, available today in stores and on Itunes. This album is sure to please listener's ears, as they hear Keyshia's sultry soul-filled voice resonate with anyone who has experienced the highs and lows of a romantic relationship. Chicago's very own Walter English III, took some time out during a show to answer a few questions about the work he did on the title track, Woman to Woman, featuring Ashanti. It's sure to be a chart climbing hit! 

Tell my readers a little bit about yourself. 

My name is Walter L. English III, and I'm a 33-year-old musician/songwriter from Chicago, IL. I began playing when I was six, took classical piano lessons for nine years, and have been a full-time, self-employed musician since April, 2007. 

How did you get involved with Keyshia Cole?

I've never had the pleasure of meeting Mrs. Cole-Gibson, but I HAVE had a wonderful relationship with my mentor in the music business, Earl Powell of Eptone Productions (Los Angeles, CA). He has taught me and included me in on opportunities since 1997, and when he relocated to L.A., he promised that he would NEVER forget about me. When the track was selected by Mrs. Keyshia and her team, he left me a message to, "Congratulate ME," and assure me that I would be included in this momentous opportunity. Much thanks to Mrs. Keyshia Cole, Frederick "Toxic" Taylor, and the entire assembly of "Team Cole" for allowing me a "seat on the bus." 

What was the inspiration behind the song you helped produce and co-write for Keyshia's latest album?

As with any session with Earl Powell, we (as self-professed Christian men) began with prayer and a lil' Bible Study. After that...and a few jokes (we're also self-professed goofballs too....LOL), he wold simply turn on a piano and ask me to play the first inspired thought I had. We weren't writing "for" a specific artist; instead, we were writing whatever idea within us most requested to be unlocked. Who knew it would lead to this? God Almighty....and Earl.

What else do you have coming up?

Well, as monumental as this is for a skinny kid from Chicago and his piano, I strive to better support my two beautiful daughters (Kayla & Zemarriya), I'm still a full-time musician, and bill payments are collected full-time....So, my schedule generally consists of playing at Sullivan's Steakhouse (downtown Chicago), Way of Life Church International (Chicago,IL), and a host of corporate events, private parties, wedding and the like. 

Much thanks to Clarice Williams for allowing me the opportunity to ramble. As much as I love to type, it's time for the 2nd Piano Set at Sullivan's to start. Be Blessed, enjoy His day (Ps 118:24), and everyone you encounter in it. 


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"Thank You" Walter, a.k.a. PianoMan, for giving us the insights into your talented world. You can find him on Facebook and on Fandalism. 

Please support artist Keyshia Cole and the producers behind her, by picking up a copy at Target or downloading it on Itunes. This album also includes Keyshia's collaborations with Lil Wayne, Ashanti, T.I. "Forever," Robin Thicke, and Meek Mill "Zero." Get yours today! I already did! 

Please leave a comment and let me know if you bought the album or a single. If you're a fan of Keyshia Cole or seen Walter play, tell us about the experience below! 


  1. Thanks for sharing this interview with us about Walter, Clarice! Nine years of classical piano and following your dreams like that is inspiring. I wish you continued blessings and success, Walter! (You too, Clarice!) :-)

  2. I wish him a lot of success as well! Thanks Sarah!

  3. That Brother is talented! Dont forget the song he did for Jennifer hudson!