Highly-rated local group Walkway have again been the support band for Status Quo gigs.
They played at Blackpool’s Opera House on Saturday and Manchester’s Palace Theatre on Sunday, opening for the first two sell-out gigs of Quo’s “Accept No Substitute” UK tour.
Walkway manager Michael Ready said: “The band were contacted by Status Quo’s tour manager and Live Nation. Walkway were asked because they had impressed Status Quo on their recent tour dates with them by their professionalism, attitude and reliability and were very popular with the Quo fans.”
When the nationwide Status Quo tour moved on this week, Wilko Johnson of Doctor Feelgood took over as support.
A four-piece classic rock band, Walkway comprises brothers Chris Ready, lead vocals and rhythm guitar, and James Ready, lead guitar and backing vocals, with Alex Rosedale, on bass guitar and backing vocals, and finally Joe Evans on drums and backing vocals.
Evans comes from Sutton Bridge and the other three band members are from Redgrave near Diss.
The band has already supported Blackstone Cherry, The Darkness, Bernie Marsden (White Snake) Eric Martin (Mr Big) and more recently on tour with Status Quo.
Michael Ready added: “The band has recently recorded a single in Wales called Mission Impossible, and is currently working with students at the College of West Anglia in Lynn to film a video for this single, filmed in and around Lynn including the Bar Red lounge area and cellar and UEA Norwich where the band are performing on Friday, 4th December.
“Featured in the video is Claudia Adshead, who is in the new Sacha Baron Cohen film The Brothers Grimsby, which is due to be released and out in March 2016.
“The last Walkway video Streetwise received over 50,000 hits in the first two weeks of release and was filmed in London’s Music Bank Studio’s by Hollywood cinematographer Peter Berglund who worked on the Iron Man and Final Destination films to name but a few, and had Motorhead rehearsing in the studio next door.
“Walkway’s video Mission Impossible should be released sometime around Christmas or early New Year.”