melbourne cover band
Classic Rock '60s - '10s for Weddings • Parties • Functions
Classic Rock '60s - '10s for Weddings • Parties • Functions
Walker Street is a cover band based in Braeside Victoria.
The five members, with a combined performing experience of over 150 years between them, have all played in various bands around Australia. After meeting up one night in early 2015 to see what would happen if they tried playing together, an instant musical bond was formed.
With demonstrated musicianship, natural harmonies and engaging personalities, the result is indeed greater than the sum of the parts. All five members take turns to lead the vocals and are well supported by the others in the band.
The constantly increasing repertoire includes well known and loved songs from the 1960s through to this century! We'll have you up and dancing.
Bob - Keyboards & Vocals
Bob is a valued member of the band and not just because he owns the factory we rehearse in. Bob is considered by others the musical director of Walker Street due to his many years of experience and the fact that no-one else wants the responsibility. An incredibly talented musician and man of many talents, Bob built the rehearsal room that has us the envy of many other bands.
On keyboards, Bob is the bloke with all the sounds. He is also responsible for Walker Street's tight harmonies always making us run through them "one more time". He would like you to know that he is not responsible for the looser harmonies, that's all on the rest of us.
Chris - Guitar & Vocals
Guitarists are a dime a dozen, but guitarists who can play well whilst belting out killer vocals are not so common. Chris performs regularly as a solo artist but is enjoying "playing nicely with others" in Walker Street. He holds a regular gig at The Mexican House in Berwick every Sunday night and although he won't confirm it, we are pretty sure he is being paid in tacos.
A very accomplished singer, guitarist and songwriter, Chris is shaking things up by bringing songs to Walker Street that come from this century and we always look forward to the next gig, if only to see what new piece of equipment he brings along.
Fun fact: Chris and our drummer share the same last name ... and the same parents.
Another fun fact: Chris is VERY good with cards. NEVER play poker against him.
Nick - Bass & Vocals
They say "It's all about the bass" so therefore we can safely extrapolate that it's all about Nick. Nick is the man ... because Nick is the man with the bass.
When he is not laying down a fine phat bass groove often accompanied by acceptable-range defying harmonies, Nick can be found doing his full-time job which none of the rest of Walker Street knows either what it is or exactly what he does. But it means he gets to travel around Australia and do scientific things which he seems to enjoy.
Nick and our drummer have formed a tight musical bond that often has them playing identical phrases at random moments much to the amusement of the others. If asked though, they will state that they are just friends.
When it comes to gigs, Nick will be sure to turn up in an outfit that fits the required dress code but still reminds the rest of us that we could have all tried that little bit harder.
Richard - Drums & Vocals
Richard is the guy behind the drums. The others all pick on him for being a drummer even though they are all secretly jealous that he can play drums, sing and send a text message at the same time. Richard enjoys laying down the groove with Nick, harmonising with Chris and trying to anticipate what Bob will build or buy next.
Richard has been referred to on stage as the "Engine Room" of Walker Street, but he sees himself more as the back room in the house ... You know the one that you never let people in to?
Vicki - Vocals, Tambourine & Common Sense
Vicki brings with her years of experience fronting some pretty amazing bands such as Red Alert (playing alongside Chris) and Jellybean Bean Addiction (possibly the coolest name for a band ever) as well as recording and releasing her own album called “A Sheer Sky” as Medusa with all proceeds going to Alzheimer’s Australia. Vickie also sings in a duo with Chris when not classic rocking with us.
We knew we had to have Vicki in the band after she turned up to a rehearsal and added a flat nine harmony to a line in "Come Together". To be honest we knew we had to have her join when she turned up at the right location, on the right day and not too late. It's now become a competition to see who can hand off most of their song list to Vicki to sing. Richard is very happy to report that he is winning.
Thanks to the people who have said the following things ... The words and excessive use of exclamation marks are are their own, but the spelling may have been fixed by us. :)
"Walker Street come across as a close knit family unit as they bounce jokes off each other and interact with the crowd. All of this is driven by a deep passion for music and life. After a week of 8 hour days, full of job hassles and stress, this is the tonic everyone needed ... Walker Street are not only a four piece instrument band but all sing, adding a rich tapestry of vocal harmony. Each one has their own favourite tunes and the lead man role interchanges as they take it in turns to head the ensemble." - Mark, writing about Walker Street in a blog post
"Hi guys just want to say a huge Thank You on behalf of my new wife, and all of our guests for the awesome performance put on by Walker Street. The entire night was a success and Walker Street played a huge part of that. We received endless comments on how great the band was and how diverse your vocal range was. The set list was perfect to get all the crowd dancing and dancing they did. I have never been to a wedding where i have danced so much or that i have looked around and all the seats where empty; the dance floor was full. Well done Walker Street and thanks for all your efforts coming all the way to Tasmania. I hope you enjoyed the night as much as we did!!!!" - Anthony & Leona
"Quite simply, you guys were amazing. From the moment you hit the stage you had the crowd! Thank you so much for attending and being the absolute professionals that you were." - Dave.