Now in their 11th year, having played over 1000 shows, and still only in their twenties; Walkway firmly have the reputation as one of the UK’s brightest up and coming rock bands.
Hailing from Diss, East Anglia, England, Walkway take on the old fashioned approach of hard work by consistently touring around the UK, performing 100+ shows each year in music venues, pubs, bars, clubs and festivals - This resulting in them often being described as “The Hardest working band in Britain”.
With the driving force of founding members the Ready Brothers, Walkway have opened for Status Quo (electric and aquostic), The Darkness, Black Stone Cherry, Slade, Bernie Marsden (Whitesnake), Eric Martin (Mr Big), Graham Bonnet (Rainbow), plus had national airplay on BBC Radio 2.
Before his death, Walkway were also scheduled to be working and touring with Rick Parfitt (Status Quo) on his solo project; for which Chris and James had written music ready to be submitted for this.
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 2017 the band also released their highly anticipated third album WWIII.
Recorded in only 13 days at Sonic One Studio, Wales and mastered at the legendary Abbey Road Studios by Grammy Winner Sean Magee, WWIII 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 2017".
The Duck & Drake is an historic pub in the centre of Leeds in beautiful West Yorkshire. Expect to find the finest cask ales and some of the tastiest live music anywhere in the city!
A fine example of a two-roomed Victorian corner pub retaining some original features. Wood-floored throughout and some of the floorboards have survived two hundred years of trade.
The central bar with fifteen handpumps sits in between and serves both rooms.
There is live music most nights from a small stage in the corner of the front room, which also features a mural on the back wall depicting many blues and rock legends and is decorated with various music memorabilia.
The pub has existed under several different names including THE HORSE & GROOM & THE BROUGHAM'S ARMS. During the second world war Broughams had a reputation for being a place where women would meet and entertain American GI’s. It wasn't until 1985 - while the pub was under the care of landlord Les Moon - that the name changed to The Duck & Drake. Though the present name is represented in the form of waterfowl it actually refers to the pastime of skimming stones on water called “ducks & drakes”.
Parking is often tricky... There is an NCP car park quite close by but it closes bang on 11pm - so if the bands still rocking - your car may get locked in!
Whilst every effort goes into ensuring this gig listing is accurate and up to date, always check with the venue before you travel.