MEET THE BANDS
At Your Service
CHRIS WALKER BAND
Chris Walker’s emotionally charged lyrics and sincere musicianship have earned him both critical praise and a legion of devoted fans. He is known for his captivating, engaging shows, where he connects with audiences using multiple instruments and enigmatic musicianship. Chris has been performing around the world since the age of 13. Every show, every song; Chris pours out his musical soul and message. His original compositions meld musicianship and substance.
Chris’ influences range from guitar masters like Jimi Hendrix and Eric Johnson, to song craftsmen such as Bob Marley and Eric Clapton. Every show and every song is a new experience – you will never hear the same version twice. After sales of over 50,000 albums worldwide and extensive touring, Walker is back on the road showcasing old favorites, as well as new material from his upcoming studio release.
A native of “a drinking town with a fishing problem” Englewood, Florida, Walker began playing drums at age nine and guitar at age 11. By 12, he was writing his own songs and performing across Florida and on Norwegian Cruise Ships.
Shortly after graduating high school, Walker became a fixture at college events across the U.S. He wrote, financed and released his first self-titled effort , which received radio airplay and glowing reviews.
The Tampa Tribune called Walker “Refined yet raw, Chris Walker rivets audiences with his guitar prowess.”
During his relentless touring schedule, Walker began experimenting with effects pedals and loop-sampling techniques as he performed (he learned from Howie Day) layering live percussion with vocal harmonies, lapsteel and electric guitar parts to become a veritable one-man band. He went on to sell over 30,000 copies of ‘Chris Walker Band’ as he navigated the independent music scene and continued to hone his craft.
“Walker’s music is pure, wonderfully creative, and alive with the energy that true young talents possess. It is really an amazing and entertaining show to watch Walker do his thing. He’s one of the most talented young musicians in the center of Florida.” Jeffrey Clements – Focus Magazine
Chris Walker Band wrapped up their third World Tour with Armed Forces Entertainment! They traveled to Egypt, Turkey, Spain, Greece, Alaska, Guam, & Australia to perform for the men and women of our military.
Elyn Rexroat is endorsed by ddrum & sabian cymbals.
Chris Walker is endorsed by Player Built Guitars, Martin Acoustics, Gibson USA, Lava Cable, Curt Mangan Strings, & Rocky Mountain Slides.
Chris Walker has and always will play barefoot
PURE COUNTRY OF SOUTHWEST FLORIDA
Pure Country of Southwest Florida is a premier country band that performs the classic hits from the 80s, 90s and early 2000s. They play dynamic songs with powerful vocal harmony. The kind of music you loved to hear growing up. The band members are all seasoned musicians who have played both local and national stages over they years. They formed this group because of their love for good country music and their desire to play the classics that you don’t hear on the radio anymore. Artists such as Alan Jackson, George Strait, Garth Brooks, Little Texas, Alabama and many more.
FORBIDDEN FRUIT FARMERS
Forbidden Fruit Farmers are
Tom Rocko Guitar and Vocals
Originally from Flint, Michigan
Mark White the Keyboard Wizard
Originally from Pennsylvania
Fretless Fred Miller Bass Guitar and Vocals
Originally from Rhode Island
Billy Lee Bedwell Drums
From right here in Sunny Flawda (in Billy's voice, Florida)
We hope to see you at the next Party Cove Yacht Club event.