David G. Walker

David G. Walker

David G Walker is a British pianist, singer and composer (born 1946) based in London and sometime Victoria, Australia, known for his distinctive performances of rock and roll classics, original songs and church worship songs.



Walker grew up in the historic town of Stamford, Lincolnshire, U.K. attending the same school as Sir Malcolm Sargent,[1] Sir Michael Tippett and other musicians. His first live performance, at the local Methodist youth club, was Acker Bilk's version of 'Marching through Georgia' with trumpeter Ian Starsmore. Then, with guitarist Peter Banks, fronting the 'Slendermen' at school dances,[2] their first major concert in December 1964 included a song by soul legend Sam Cooke, during which news came on the radio of Cooke's murder in Los Angeles.[3]

While studying at university and qualifying as a secondary schoolteacher, Walker became a church organist, wrote a number of choral settings and chants, dabbled in folk with a residency at Kings Lynn Folk Club, and led several small bands (Shades of Harmony, Tristars, Millionaires). He made his first pop singles for independent labels, including 'GCE for Love', 'First Class Faker' and 'Jane', collaborating with Parisian songwriter Nicolas Bensaid. Teaching in Victoria, Australia, Walker continued writing, e.g. 'Glenferrie Tram' about Melbourne suburban life, and performing across the state with rock group 'Apollo 5', led by guitarist Geoff Stobie.

Back in the UK, Walker continues to perform at hundreds of venues and to write and record his own music, e.g.'Gotta Get Up', 'So Many Sunlit Days', and material by Louis Jordan, Fats Domino, Chuck Berry and others, and collaborates on musical shows with author George Taylor.


Walker currently performs solo and with bands mainly around London and the Home Counties. His recent albums 'Daylight', 'Go with the Flow' and 'So many Sunlit Days' include collaborations with guitarist-producer Rob Marshall and Australians Nicky Del Rey (Slow Town Social Club, Jack Howard & the Long Lost Brothers, Actual Reality), Lisa Miller, Mark Ferrie (The Models, Actual Reality), Graham Lee (The Triffids) and Tony Thornton.

Selected discography

Albums: Tender Zone (2003) - Glad that You left me (2005) - Gotta Get Up (2006) - So Many Sunlit Days (2007) - Go with the Flow (2009) - Daylight (2011)

EPs & Singles: Glenferrie Tram (1976) - Cisco at the Disco (1985) - Everyone was a Baby (2000) - Rest of my Millennium (2000) - Let the Good Times Roll (2004) - A Million Light Years (2008)

Theatre and Church Music: A Goodly Manor for a Song - Music for the Stamford Shakespeare Company Summer Season at Rutland Theatre (2000) - Greatest in the Kingdom (2003) - And That's a Fact (Road to Emmaus) (2007) - Gloria, Sanctus & Agnus Dei (2007)


  1. ^ Aldous, Richard (2001). Tunes of glory: the life of Malcolm Sargent. London: Hutchinson. ISBN 0-09-180131-1
  2. ^ "They plan beat number in Russian" Lincoln, Rutland & Stamford Mercury, 8 January 1965.
  3. ^ Krajick, David. "The Death of Sam Cooke", truTV.com Crime Library

External links

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