Main Genre: Blues
Band Page created: May 8, 2011
Last Updated: Feb 27, 2013
Kareña K - Backing Vocals
Wily Bo Walker - Lead Vocals
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About The Band
Wily Bo Walker is a solo artist, session vocalist and performer. He is also the frontman with both ‘Rattlin Bone' and ‘The Mescal Canyon Troubadours'
A successful songwriter, composer, musician and vocalist noted for his characterful vocals and swaggering 'live' performances, Wily Bo works across many styles and genres; blues, soul, jazz, alternative and adult contemporary.
Currently working on a solo album with musical arranger, Danny Flam.Tracks 'Drive', Same Thing', 'Jenny' and 'When The Angels Call Your Time' have been released and have created a huge buzz about this project. Featuring a host of talented musicians, backing vocalist Kareña K, and spanning a network of musicians who are able to work with each other across the globe, the forthcoming album ‘Moon Over Indigo' is highly anticipated.
His EP of Big Band Fusion features the instrumentals ‘Appointment in Samarra' and ‘Jawbreaker'. Soundtracks for the 21st century with more than a nod back to the big band fusion bands of the early seventies and also the great theme tracks to the cop shows and exploitation movies of that time.
Wily Bo is also working in a duo with vocalist and songwriter, Kareña K, and currently recording an album. With 'Angels In The Night' and 'Did I Forget' released and available on iTunes, Amazon and all the usual online stores they are receiving high critical acclaim for their creative mix of blues, jazz and gospel.
Wily Bo is the frontman (and performer of legend!!!) with Rattlin Bone, one of the UK's finest festival bands and regularly invited to gig across Europe.The debut album 'The Life and Death Of…' is a constant sell out at gigs. It is also doing well as a download from iTunes and all usual online stores. Currently, Wily Bo Walker is writing and recording the second Rattlin Bone album with Li'l Neill and Kareña K.
With his guitar based band, The Mescal Canyon Troubadours, Wily Bo Walker is currently recording the album 'Stone Cold Beautiful'. Successfully releasing three singles from the album to critical acclaim 'Storm Warning', 'Loan Me A Dime' and 'Motel Blues', Wily Bo's vocals and story-telling, Edward Brayshaw's seminal guitar playing and Kareña K's beautiful backing vocals combine to create a classic, timeless blend of blues. Latest release September Red is picking up great reviews and a lot of radio play.
On the more traditional jazz side, the Wily Bo Walker Quintet, featuring the legendary Teddy Charles on vibes, recorded a version of the Billie Holiday classic 'You Don't Know What Love Is' at the beginning of 2011, to high critical acclaim.
Watch out for a host of new releases from all of these projects in 2012…