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Following the success of opening for Status Quo, The Darkness, Black Stone Cherry, Slade, Bernie Marsden (Whitesnake), Eric Martin (Mr Big), Graham Bonnet (Rainbow); Walkway’s distinct vocals, jaw dropping solos and solid rhythm section have created a huge buzz and gained the band the reputation as one of the UK’s best unsigned rock bands.
Touring extensively, including shows in Europe (2015 & 2016 totalled a staggering 245 performances), two successful releases in the band’s debut album 'Top Shelf Content' (Dec 2012), second album “Streetwise” (Sept 2014), plus national airplay on BBC Radio 2, Walkway have a huge national fan-base of all ages and a large ever growing online fan base to match.
The successful Walkway brand sees a range of merchandise from caps and badges to beanies and T-shirts and hoodies, plus copies of the bands albums sold and promoted by the band themselves.
The distinctive Walkway logo is easily recognised and seen up and down the country.
In July 2017 the band released their highly anticipated third album, titled 'WWIII'.
Recorded in only 13 days at Sonic One Studio, Wales and mastered at the legendary Abbey Road Studio's by Sean Magee (Grammy winner for his work on the 2009 Beatles Re-masters, and has worked with some of the most prestigious names in pop, rock and jazz worldwide including Pink Floyd, Deep Purple, John Lennon, Gary Moore, Duke Ellington, Nina Simone, U2, Tina Turner, The Sex Pistols and Public Image).
The record contains 12 new Walkway songs, plus a tribute to the late Status Quo Guitarist/Vocalist Rick Parfitt with a cover of Quo's "Rain".
The track also features original Status Quo Drummer John Coghlan guesting on drums.
The album has received rave reviews from the press and public with regular comments of "best rock album of the year so far".
2017 sees Walkway reach the 10 year milestone, plus play their 1000th show since forming in 2007.
WWIII is available via:http://www.officialwalkway.com/
"Really enjoyed it, loved the energy you guys had.
You boys are annoyingly good"
- Rick Parfitt & Francis Rossi (Status Quo)
“I actually felt like I was at your show…”
- Dan Hawkins (Guitarist for The Darkness)
“You guys have got a very bright future ahead of you”
- Chris Robertson (Singer & Lead Guitarist for Black Stone Cherry)
"I would love to have Walkway out on tour with us.
You're a great rock and roll band that are going places.
I'm your biggest fan"
- Eric Martin (Front Man / Singer For Mr Big)
“Walkway is a band full of potential with a pounding rhythm section and a rising guitarist in James Ready.
Overlook these guys and your peril!!"
- Darren Redick (Presenter on Planet Rock Radio)
“Love the playing, great show!
I look forward to seeing you guys again"
- Herman Li (Lead Guitarist for DragonForce)
"They've harmonies to rival Def Leppard, riffs by the truckload and choruses to die for.
What are you waiting for, get stuck in."
- Rob Evans (Powerplay Magazine)
"Once you've had the WALKWAY experience you'll want to hear more...
This band deserves to hit the big time"
- Colin & Suzy (Rockfiend Publications Scotland)
"This band are the real deal, from the powerhouse drums of Andy Burlace and amiable front man Chris Ready, backed up by the strong musical talent of his brother James.
They were a definite highlight of Hard Rock Hell AOR 2017, and I'm looking forward to my next encounter with them already."
- Johnny Main (MetalTalk)