Walkway WWIII Album Review Out 8/7/17


Artist- Walkway
Album – WWIII
Genre – Rock/Melodic
Release – Date 8th July

The 8th of July marks a special day for ‘Walkway’, which not only includes a launch party for the release of their third album ‘WWIII’ but it is also the night of the bands 1000th show which will take place at Norwich “Waterfront”.’Much anticipated WWIII’ is what you could say promises to be their best album to date as they have found a new level of maturity in their playing and songwriting and although their performances have always been top notch they have added experience with performances in support of the mighty Status Quo, The Darkness, Black Stone Cherry, Slade, Bernie Marsden (Whitesnake), Eric Martin (Mr Big), Graham Bonnet (Rainbow). If you have yet to experience Walkway live it really is highly recommended they are a throwback band to the years of the classic rock giants, and play with a vigour and deliver with such passion you certainly wont be disappointed.


So onto the album itself well what can be said apart from its bloody fantastic, golden nuggets of pure joy with solos a plenty, foot tapping beats and singalong anthemic choruses. WWIII contains music to put a spring into your step with plenty of na-na nas whoas and heys to get you into singalong mode with great vocals from ‘Chris Ready’ which really showcases his vocal ability, ballad ‘Holding On To Letting Go’and the included bonus acoustic version of the track are great examples of just how good a vocalist Chris is, while album opener ‘Stutter’ ‘Kiss Me Hard’ and ‘Get A Grip’ are much more grittier, sleazier with thick rockin riffs and fist pumping beats just whats needed to really send your melodic senses into an orgasmic fit of unbridled ecstasy¬†while all the time ‘Stuttering’ as you ‘Get A Grip’ and scream ‘Kiss Me Hard’

There are three bonus tracks included which includes ‘Mission Impossible’an upbeat singalong almost anthemic track which will have you hey hey’ing foot tapping while restringing your favorite¬†air guitar before crying she is ‘Mission Impossible’.

Perhaps the standout track then is Walkways tribute to the late Status Quo guitarist/singer Rick Parfitt in ‘Rain’ a song that Rick sang vocals on and what a job Walkway have done it is an excellent cover version which also features former Quo drummer John Coghlan taking up drum duties Rick will be looking down with his wry smile and nodding his head in approval.

Rating 10

Catch The Awesome Walkway On Tour In A Town Near You Now

Jul 07 Bardfest Bardwell, United Kingdom Tickets
Jul 08 WWIII Launch At Norwich “Waterfront” (Doors at 6:30pm) Norwich, United Kingdom Tickets
Jul 09 Six Fields Rock Festival (On Stage At 2pm) Northampton, United Kingdom Tickets
Jul 14 The Bruce Limekilns, United Kingdom
Jul 15 Bannermans Edinburgh, United Kingdom
Jul 16 Ivory Blacks Glasgow, United Kingdom
Jul 21 Sphere Bar Lancaster, United Kingdom
Jul 22 The Durham Ox Bishop Auckland, United Kingdom
Jul 28 Broad Farm Fleggburgh, United Kingdom
Jul 29 British Touring Cars At Snetterton Racetrack Norwich, United Kingdom Tickets
Aug 04 Black Horse Ipswich, United Kingdom
Aug 05 Social Club Stanwick, United Kingdom
Aug 11 Charters Peterborough, United Kingdom
Aug 12 Reepham Festival Norwich, United Kingdom Tickets
Aug 13 Private Event Banningham, United Kingdom
Aug 18 Rock The Lakes Festival 2017 Southport, United Kingdom
Aug 25 Rock Dock 2017 Ramsgate, United Kingdom
Aug 26 Gillingham, Beccles “Swan” Beer Festival Chedgrave, United Kingdom
Aug 27 Caister “Kings Arms” (6pm Start) Great Yarmouth, United Kingdom
Sep 01 VW Action 2017 At Santa Pod Raceway Wellingborough, United Kingdom Tickets
Sep 03 Pakefield Ale Festival Lowestoft, United Kingdom
Sep 08 Duck & Drake Leeds, United Kingdom
Sep 09 The Rigger Stoke, United Kingdom
Sep 15 Fat Lil’s Witney, United Kingdom Tickets
Sep 16 Iron Road Evesham, United Kingdom
Sep 22 Mulberry Tree Ipswich, United Kingdom
Sep 23 Private Event Kings Lynn, United Kingdom
Sep 30 Home Guard Club Leiston, United Kingdom
Oct 01 Pakefield “Jolly Sailors” (4pm Start) Lowestoft, United Kingdom
Oct 06 KINGS ARMS Ludham, United Kingdom
Oct 07 Social Club Saxmundham, United Kingdom
Oct 13 Kaiser Bill 3 At Ramsgate “Music Hall” Ramsgate, United Kingdom
Oct 14 The Windmill Ashford, United Kingdom
Oct 15 Ramsgate “Queens Head” (8pm Start) Ramsgate, United Kingdom
Oct 20 Lock Vaults Chester, United Kingdom
Oct 21 Barlborough “Dusty Miller” Clowne, United Kingdom
Oct 22 Live & Let Live Downham Market, United Kingdom
Oct 27 Oulton Broad “Flying Dutchman” Lowestoft, United Kingdom
Oct 28 The Rock Den Hatfield, United Kingdom
Nov 10 The Pickerel Stowmarket, United Kingdom
Nov 17 Gardeners Arms Ipswich, United Kingdom
Nov 18 Queens Head Thurlton, United Kingdom
Nov 25 The Grapes Stafford, United Kingdom
Nov 26 Burnley “Talbot” (6pm Start) Burnley, United Kingdom
Dec 01 The Brickmakers Norwich, United Kingdom
Dec 02 Bar Red King’s Lynn, United Kingdom
Dec 15 King Billy Northampton, United Kingdom
Dec 16 The Unicorn Aylsham, United Kingdom
Dec 22 Black Horse Ipswich, United Kingdom
Dec 23 Private Event Kings Lynn, United Kingdom
Dec 31 NEW YEARS EVE At Mildenhall “Social Club” Bury Saint Edmunds, United Kingdom