Millard Whatley Jr. started playing the trumpet at the age of 6 and as many talented musician, by age 7 he was playing in various churches. Millard is a fine drummer and has also mastered various brass instruments and is a gifted bassist. He was inspired by many and influenced by Dr. Boysie Lowrey at a very young age. Millard has also studied with Gerald Chavis and Anthony Wellington.

Ray Goodman and Brown, the late Brandi Wells, The Temptations Revue, and CeCe Winans are a few of the many artists Millard has shares the stage with. 
      Millard, a talented musician with the ability to play several instruments. He is a gifted vocalist and song writer with the ability to do amazing things with his voice. 

      Millard has always had the vision to start his own group in 2011 his vision would start the journey to reality. With fellow musicians that had a mutual goal the group “Thinking Out Loud” often called “TOL” began. TOL is known for their smooth jazz and R&B old school sound led by Millard on the bass and lead vocals.