About

Wily Bo Walker is an award-winning solo artist, songwriter, composer and performer noted for his swaggering ‘live’ performances and is regarded as one of the top blues vocalists in Europe

Renowned as being a diverse and prolific artist and hailing originally from Glasgow, Scotland, Wily Bo works across many styles and genres; Blues, Gospel, Soul, Classic R&B, Rock, Jazz, AAA and Americana

From his acoustic swamp’n’stomp Americana ‘VoodooVille’ shows with ‘The Wily Bo Walker Acoustic Band’, his live & kickin’ 5 piece Rock & Blues ‘Wily Bo Walker Band’ through to his full band with Danny Flam & The New York Brass, Wily Bo proves why he has been recognised as an Artist who can twist genres into new forms and has been inducted in to, and is worthy of, the ‘U.S. Blues Hall of Fame’ accolade of ‘Master Blues Artist’

An independent Scottish artist, selling into 89+ countries and with a huge global following on streaming sites like Spotify (over 5 million streams), his previous release ‘Moon Over Indigo’ (Sept 2015) was considered for a 2016 Grammy nomination as was his prior collaboration with Grammy Award winner, Danny Flam; ‘Wily Bo Walker & The Danny Flam Big Band‘ (Nov 2013)

Expanding upon the success of ‘Moon Over Indigo’, Wily Bo and Danny Flam worked with some of the cream of U.S. & U.K. musicians on a new album ‘Ain’t No Man a Good Man’ that explored the genre-twists that have come to be expected of a Wily Bo production

His 2018 album ‘Almost Transparent Blues’ received accolades worldwide and reached No 1 for 5 weeks in the Roots Music Report UK Album Charts and Top 30 in the coveted Roots Music Report U.S. Blues Album Charts

Working with multi-instrumentalist E. D. Brayshaw, the album ‘The Roads We Ride’ charted worldwide (#150 in the Roots Music Report Contemporary Blues Charts across all albums in the genre released in 2019). They received spectacular reviews with the track ‘The Ballad of Johnny & Louise’ also reaching No 1 in the prestigious Netherlands’ Hit-Tracks Top 100

In the second half of 2020, Wily will be working with E D Brayshaw on their next release in the run of works under the banner of ‘Welcome to VoodooVille’; ‘Some People Kill for Passion’ will again feature their dark Americana, Gothic noir, swampy blues tales and soaring guitar solos which have heavily featured in his recent ‘live’ shows with both his Acoustic Band and his Electric Band

Wily Bo is also producing the music and soundtrack album for ‘The Rattlin Bone Theatre Show’ a theatre production that will open at a London Theatre late 2021 and will also feature as part of Wily Bo’s ‘VoodooVille’ collection of stories and albums…

All roads lead to VoodooVille…

 

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Recent Achievements:

No 1 Album in the Roots Music Report UK Album Charts for 2 weeks with ‘Ain’t No Man a Good Man’, Aug 2020

No 4 Album in the Roots Music Report US Blues Album Charts for 2 weeks with ‘Ain’t No Man a Good Man’, Aug 2020

No 1 Album in the Roots Music Report US Contemporary Blues Album Charts for ‘Ain’t No Man a Good Man’, Aug 2020

‘Ain’t No Man a Good Man’, ‘The Roads We Ride’, ‘Almost Transparent Blues’, ‘Moon Over Indigo’ and ‘Stone Cold Beautiful’ all achieved ‘CD of the Week’ status in the prestigious European based Hit-Tracks Top 100

Finalist in the ‘Best Male Vocalist’ category in the European Blues Awards, 2019

No 1 with ‘The Ballad of Johnny & Louise’ from ‘The Roads We Ride’ in the Netherlands’ Hit-Tracks Top 100 charts, August 2019

Three songs synced to Award Winning U.S. TV Show ‘Bail Out’ Episode 6, ‘I Am Lorenzo Lamas’, 2019

Finalist in the ‘Best Contemporary Blues Band’ category in the Independent Blues Awards, 2019

Finalist in the ‘Best Blues (Traditional) Artist’ category in the LA Critic Awards, Dec 2018

Finalist in the European Blues Awards ‘2018 Album of the Year’ category with ‘Almost Transparent Blues’

No 1 Album in the Roots Music Report UK Album Charts for 5 weeks with ‘Almost Transparent Blues’, July 2018

Top 30 Album in the Roots Music Report U.S. Blues Album Charts, July 2018

Inducted in to the U.S. ‘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 and Runner-Up 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

‘The Roads We Ride’, ‘Moon Over Indigo’ and ‘Stone Cold Beautiful’ all 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’ mag

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