The Walks - Biography

Band Member Bios

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Brendan Gifford - Lead Vocalist

Brendan is the founding member of the band. After discovering his voice at a school talent show aged 14 Brendan has been singing ever since and has sung everything from big band music to The Clash. Throughout his career as a professional musician, Brendan has sung at hundreds of events from small private parties to the largest free music festival in Europe.

 

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Lee Hodgkinson - Rhythm Guitarist & Backing Vocalist

Lee joined the band in 2015. He adds the finishing touches to a huge sound. Lee studied music at university and his knowledge and experience is seconded to none. His precise rhythm guitar playing opens up a lot of options for our lead guitarist and he does a fantastic job with vocal harmonies and occasional lead vocal parts.

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Dale - Lead Guitar Player

Dale is the newest member of the band and a highly skilled versatile guitarist with a wealth of experience working in the recording studio, transcribing, performing, teaching and song writing. Over the years Dale has performed as a solo classical guitarist in addition to playing in all sorts of bands from originals to tribute acts and function bands. He has performed on some huge stages over the years and played countless gigs. Music really is his passion and it comes across in every performance he delivers. Dale gained his BA (Hons) in Music at the University of East Anglia and completed his PGCE. He currently teaches Music and Music technology residing as Head of Music in a Secondary School in Norfolk.

 

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Lee Bigland - Bass Guitarist

Lee Bigland is a peripatetic instrument teacher working throughout many schools in Cambridgeshire and Norfolk. Since finishing studies in higher education, he set out to work as a professional musician by establishing himself with as much performing and teaching work as possible. Other than having a passion for music, he is a charity fundraiser for mental health charity West Norfolk Mind and was recently awarded the title Charity Champion Eastern Daily Press.

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Adam Whiting - Drummer & Backing Vocalist

Adam also studied music at college and went on to become a drum teacher at the West Norfolk Music Academy. Adams experience and tasteful playing make him the ideal drummer for the band. He joined the band after being highly recommended by other local dep drummers and has been playing professionally ever since.