Role Call

Contender for “France’s most English band”, The Jas Walker Band has its roots firmly in the singer/songwriter and pop rock camp with a big nod to the folk and country traditions of American music.

The Jas Walker Band, led by an ‘Englishman in Paris’, and backed up by a rocking rhythm section (including an upright Bass) dares their audiences not to sing, dance, foot-tap, and even whistle along with songs ranging from the haunting ‘Angel Divine’ to the light and bright ‘Role Call’ and ‘Say It All Again’. These well-crafted songs signal the emergence of a  real ‘live’ group.

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West Kernow Sounds Interview

Tonight, we had the great pleasure of being interviewed by West Kernow Sounds (YT channel here). Listen us, Jas and Franck, talking about our musical debuts and current projects. Olivier…

Role Call – now available on all major music platforms

Today, our new single « Role Call » is available on all major music platforms! Surgery Records store: Apple Music: https://music.apple.com/fr/artist/the-jas-walker-band/1547265239 Amazon US : https://www.amazon.com/Role-Call/dp/B08VN3BKCP Amazon UK: https://www.amazon.com/Say-All-Again-Walker-Band/dpA/B08T3S3DSD/ Amazon Music France: https://music.amazon.fr/albums/B08VMX52CL?marketplaceId=A13V1IB3VIYZZH&musicTerritory=FR…

1K views on YouTube!

We are so glad to announce that -in less than 2 weeks- the video of our first single « Say It All Again » has reached more than 1000 views! Thank you…

…and here it is!

Thank you to all our friends for joining us for the premiere ! LOVE YOU ALL Music video : https://youtu.be/nBrF2eLu1uE Our single « Say It All Again » is available in all…
Vous avez une très jolie "couleur" de groupe, ça coule tout seul, c'est chaleureux, et aussi "witty" et attachant
Emmanuel Tellier
Journaliste musical
Very well made, loads of feeling and energy vocals and music fit nicely, love the catchy beat too - love it
Dr John's Surgery Records Radio
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Ce titre (Role Call) est très intéressant, sachant développer une belle atmosphère entre douce énergie et douceur.
B Aware Media
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Ce morceau (Role Call) qui est vraiment très sympa.
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The members

Jas Walker

Raised in the South-west, Jas’s influences hark from listening to old classic rock bands such as ELO and Tom Petty, as well as Irish folk outfits such as ‘The Fureys’. More recently Jas lists his big influences as ’Turin Brakes’, ‘The Lumineers’ and ‘The Mighty Oaks’ among others.

Jas ‘cut his teeth’ playing along to Eric Clapton and Ry Cooder records and playing live with local Jazz and blues bands who allowed him to come onstage to play ‘watermelon man’ once a fortnight albeit with much wailing and gnashing of teeth in the audience!

However, those early ’experiences’ certainly helped shaped Jas’s live act and helped to create a performer very at ease playing onstage and in front of audiences.

Jas has fronted a large number of bands, playing a diverse range of original music. These include a London based Funk Band and Jas’s previous band ‘Roll with Dice’ which released one album (‘Full Circle’ via UK Label VRecords).

Since arriving in France in 2017 , Jas has been writing solidly and playing live concerts with his vastly talented bassist and drummer to create a full set of high energy original songs.

This has recently resulted in the eagerly awaited EP ‘Masquerade’ –  to be released on the Dr John’s Surgery Records label.

Olivier Marchevet

An independent Parisian musician for several years, Olivier’s experience collaborating with different artists has seen him working on several productions, such as, among others, Azimuth Production and Universal …

He also participated in the music and shooting for the film “MAGIC IN THE MOONLIGHT” by Woody Allen.

These artistic experiences have led him on a journey across many continents from the African continent to Europe and North America …giving him the opportunity toforge his mus ical personality.

Olivier has played on many well known stages such as: MCM café, Hard Rock café, Théâtre du Chatelet, Jazz club Méridien, New Morning, Festival de Montréal …

He enjoys playing Jazz, Gospel and Soul, and above all,  his favorite music ‘Pop music’.

He is now continuing his adventures after joining  « The Jas Walker band » in 2020,  and  recording the EP « Masquerade » under the label Surgery Records.

Franck Bailly

From an early age, Franck  studied trombone and guitar for several years at the Conservatory of Chartres, France. His passion for the double bass came a little later, leading him to play for many different groups across many different genres; Jazz, Salsa, French chanson, Funk and Pop Music …

These artistic experiences led him to perform on well-known stages such as the Sofitel in Paris, the Royal Theatre in Marrakesh, the Chartres Theatre, as well as taking part in tours organised by various tour companies…

He has participated in the recording of several albums …

Since 2017 he has continued his artistic adventure with “The Jas Walker band”, and recently recorded the EP “Masquerade” under the Surgery Records label.

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