Wily Bo Walker
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Wily Bo Walker

London, England, United Kingdom | Established. Jan 01, 2014 | SELF

London, England, United Kingdom | SELF
Established on Jan, 2014
Solo Blues Rock




"Drive - Wily Bo Walker"

“Wily Bo Walker's gravelly, bourbon-soaked voice impresses on this debut single from forthcoming album 'Moon Over Indigo'. His vocals are bolstered by a punchy, soulful brass courtesy of the New York Horns and Keith Mack's surf rock guitar riffs, forming a sound which makes for a groundbreaking amalgamation of genres.”
- The Musician (Musicians Union Magazine UK)

"Angels in the Night (Wily Bo Walker & Kareña K)"

'…Absolutely gorgeous. Works so well with both their voices and the orchestration is absolutely astounding…this track is absolutely wonderful…!!!' - Dark Compass - Episode DC 486

"Wily Bo Walker - Drive"

"…his debut single 'DRIVE' is just pure, raw, sexy blues making you want more, more, more!!!" - Music News Scotland Issue 63

"DRIVE - One of the Top Ten Hottest Tracks of the Week!!!"

When I first heard it my reaction was wow! It's just such a big
sound....very powerful, very strong sound and it's a great song
(Drive) "
- Eric Palmer, ArenaCast (Nov 17, 2010) - Arenacast

"Wily Bo Walker - Drive : Finalist - Expose Yourself Song Contest"

“Dirty, horn-filled boogie perfectly balanced by smoky, husky, whiskeyed vocals. Hot band on a dirty old-school Saturday night…"

Wily Bo Walker from Glasgow UK is ratcheting up the big band blues sound and raising the bar in hard hitting R&B. An instant classic “Drive” the debut track from "Wily’s soon to drop CD “Moon Over Indigo” is driving it forward and turning up the heat. With Wily’s classic strong vocals and occasional blues wolf growl leading the way, spiced up with swinging horns and rocking string sections, on top of a solid rock foundation and you have got a great song with a lot of party energy and “Drive” captured within.We dig it and you will too…" - Florence Lamb, Review Posse

"Same Thing"

A grinding lap-dance of a track - sweat and sex… - Pipeline


Just finished listening to debut single 'DRIVE' … it was awesome.

It's such a pleasure to listen to great music that comes from the soul.

Can't wait for the album. - Music News Scotland

"DRIVE - Wily Bo Walker"

Drive goes more into soul R&B music but with a very special touch.

I have listened to it 6 or 7 times one after another. Not too many songs get that from me.

Wily Bo Walker has a really big thing going on…The sound is amazing. - El Sotano Radio, Spain



Wily Bo Walker is a solo artist, songwriter, composer and performer noted for his characterful vocals and swaggering 'live' performances.

Renowned as being a diverse and prolific artist and hailing originally from Glasgow, Scotland, Wily Bo works across many styles and genres

In 2016, the compilation twin album releases ‘The Wily Bo Walker Story Volume I & Volume II’ were released

Wily Bo Walker released a trilogy of albums in 2015, all of which achieved tremendous reviews across the board in the music industry: 'A Long Way from Heaven…' (Jan 2015), ‘Stone Cold Beautiful’ (May 2015) and ‘Moon Over Indigo’ (Sept 2015)

‘Moon Over Indigo’ was considered for a 2016 Grammy nomination as was the previous collaboration with Grammy Award winner, Danny Flam ‘Wily Bo Walker & The Danny Flam Big Band‘ (Nov 2013)

For 2017 Wily Bo Walker will be working on a new trilogy of albums based around his stories, tales and drunken fables…

He is also currently producing the music and album for ‘Wily Bo Walker presents…The Rattlin Bone Theatre Show’

He will be touring with ‘The Wily Bo Walker Band’ as well as gigging his one-man blues, swamp’n’stomp show ‘Welcome to VoodooVille’

Recent Achievements:

Inductee in to the US 'Blues Hall of Fame' as a 'Master Blues Artist' in Dec 2016

Finalist and Runner-up in the 2016 Banks Radio Australia Awards' 'Producer of the Year' category for 'Long Way to Heaven (Chicago Gospel Mix)'

Finalist in the 2016 British Blues Awards in the ‘Kevin Thorpe Award for Songwriter’ category

No 1 for Christmas 2015 with ‘Who Do You Love (NY Chiller Mix)’ in the Netherlands’ Hit-Tracks Top 100 charts

Runner-Up in the 2015 British Blues awards in the ‘Blues Song’ category for ‘Long Way to Heaven’

Runner-Up in the 2015 Blues awards on Severn FM in the ‘Best Studio Album of  2015’ category for ‘A Long Way from Heaven…’

7th most played Blues Artist in 2015 across all of the UK Independent Blues Association Radio shows

‘Moon Over Indigo’ and ‘Stone Cold Beautiful’ both achieved ‘CD of the Week’ status in the prestigious European based Hit-Tracks Top 100

Nominated for Best Male Vocals in the 2014 British Blues Awards

'Chattahoochee Coochee Man’, a Wily Bo Walker & The Mescal Canyon Troubadours track, featured on the Covermount CD: Issue 18 (Dec 2014) of 'The Blues' magazine 

'When The Angels Call Your Time', a Wily Bo Walker original, featured on the Covermount CD: Issue 14 (July 2014) of ‘The Blues' magazine

No 1 Blues, Jazz & Classic Rock artist in the US and Worldwide MySpace charts (Jan 2013)

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