PHILAYVA - Great Music With a Philly Twist!


One of the hottest bands in the Philadelphia and Southern New Jersey area, Philayva features smooth jazz and R&B. The versatile band has performed at numerous venues throughout the tri-state area including The Firehouse Cafe, Warmdaddy’s, Puck Live, and The Temperance House. Recent performances for the Wawa Welcome America Festival, and the Lancaster Ave. Jazz Festival have amazed and delighted audiences.

Starting with a four piece band as a base, Philayva can add vocalists and additional instrumentation  to meet the needs of the client. Philayva’s core is Virgil Walker (Bass, Vocals), Dan Austin (Keyboards), and Bob Shields (Guitar). Most recently, Philayva is especially pleased to back the extraordinary Charlene Holloway as The Charlene Holloway Band.

To book Philayva for your venue or special occasion, contact Virgil Walker at (215) 764-2252.

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Featuring Charlene Holloway

Upcoming Events

April 12                    FIrehouse Cafe (The Charlene Holloway Band) - 20 Washington St., Mt. Holly, NJ

April 17 - 19            Relish (The Charlene Holloway Band) - 7152 Ogontz Ave., Phila., PA

May 1                      Warmdaddy’s - 1400 S. Columbus Blvd. at  Reed St.,  Phila. PA - 6:00 PM

May 13                    Young Playwrights - World Cafe Live.,  Phila. PA - 6:00 PM

June 7                     Private Affair

June 21                   Private Affair

July 19                    Lancaster Ave. Arts Festival - The Charlene Holloway Band

More about Philayva

KYW’s Lauren Lipton interviews Philayva for Positively Philadelphia