Nov 24, 2010

Featured Artist interview: Wily Bo Walker (E45)

About: Wily Bo Walker


"FOR HIS FORTHCOMING SOLO ALBUM 'MOON OVER INDIGO', WILY BO HAS BEEN WORKING WITH NEW YORK'S DEMON SONG ARRANGER DANNY FLAM
THEY HAVE ENLISTED THE HELP OF PATTY SMYTH'S BACKING BAND 'SCANDAL' AS RHYTHM SECTION, FEATURING KEITH MACK - GUITAR, TOM WELSCH - BASS, BENJY KING - HAMMOND AND KEYBOARDS, ERAN ASIAS - DRUMS.
ADDITIONAL KEYBOARDS ARE BY RUSLAN AGABABAYEV
THE ALBUM SHOWCASES THE HIPPEST BRASS SECTION IN TOWN 'NEW YORK BRASS' FEATURING DANNY FLAM (ISRAELI PHILHARMONIC), KENNY RAMPTON (RAY CHARLES), RON BERTOLET (BOBBY CALDWELL), MIKE MCGOVERN (BUDDY RICH) AND MARK GATZ (VAN MORRISON, STEVE GADD)
STRING SECTION IS COURTESY OF CENOVIA CUMMINS' STRING QUARTET (BARBARA STREISAND, ROD STEWART, DEPECHE MODE)
BACKING VOCALS AND BACKING VOCAL ARRANGEMENTS ARE COURTESY OF KARENA KELLY (THE HEARTBEATS, THE VAMPIRETTES)


1). Do you have a phobia? If yes - what? 
Phobias? - Hmm!! Politicians and organised religion of any denomination. Any sort of fascism really.

2). If you wouldn't have become an artist, what would you be?
A gigolo - oh hang on I am one already!!! Umm. Event organiser for 'alternative' lifestylers. :-)

3). What is your "formula for success"?
Measure success to your own benchmarks. Success to me is a well crafted piece of art/music etc that you are personally happy with and content to move on from.

4). If you had a chance to perform a live concert in any of these 3 countries: India, Congo, Iraq - what would it be and why?
India - for the people, music, food, culture, history. (However, if Iraq wasn't so torn apart by both external and internal forces - see my answer to question no.1 - their music, culture and history is of great interest to me). I have to say I don't know much of Congo's culture at all so will now have to go and check out a bit about the Congo.

5). If you started a social networking project/website, what would you call it?
Wily's World Wide Web - isn't the whole internet supposed to be an exercise in social networking? :-)

Listen to: Wily Bo Walker - Drive

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