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  • Writer's pictureMary Ann

"Thirsty Thursday" Featuring Walker's Cay

Thank you so much for talking with us! Is there anyone in your family that you can credit as being instrumental in your decision to go into the music field? Yes, my cousin Lainne. She started it all out for me, teaching me three guitar chords. Aside from singing do you play any instruments? Yes...Guitar, Bass Guitar, Drums, Percussion, Keyboards, Piano, Saxophone, Clarinet, Harmonica, Tin Whistle, and Jew's Harp. Where do you draw inspiration from when writing? Life... When/where do you do your best writing? In the bathroom, on the bowl... Do you have any pre-show rituals? You mean after I throw up? (Just kidding)! Warm tea, and LOTS of praying!

What is an example of a menu you would prepare if I came over? Anything Italian! What is one food that most people seem to like, but you cannot stand to eat. CHEESE!!!!!!!! What is your favorite sandwich? Turkey Breast on Rye. If you could share a meal with any 4 individuals, living or dead, who would they be? It would be only one person, Jesus Christ!

If you could be sponsored by one food/drink brand who would it be and why? Nick Tahoe Hots of Rochester New York, ( known for their world famous Garbage Plate). Eaten by fantastic musicians such as Sammy Hagar, Diana Ross, Van Halen. Rock stars often order Garbage Plates, and have them shipped via FedEx to venues all-over the world. Coca-Cola. Addictive!!!

Walker's Cay is an original rock band based out of Toronto, Ontario, Canada. Members include Gary LaBarr, (Vocalist/Rhythm Guitar/Keyboards), Mike Swain, (Lead and Rhythm Guitars), and David, "Dave" Pistilli, (Drums). Gary LaBarr has gold and platinum record status for his work in various original band projects, working as a musician, producer, and arranger. Mike Swain is considered to be the "technical wizard" for the band, due to his 30-plus years as a licensed control technician at a nuclear power plant. Mike is also a professional recording engineer, specializing in the Pro-Tools recording platform. Tim Morrissey comes to Walker's Cay with quite the resume as a professional bass player and recording artist. He is a "gear geek" in regards to his intense interest in achieving that “perfect” bass sound. Tim loves the older analog components of sound, stating that "anything with tubes, is ALWAYS a good thing!" Lastly, David "Dave" Pistilli lays down the tasty "back-beat" that Walker's Cay is known for. With a rock/jazz style type of percussive education, Dave is the epitome of musical class, knowing "what NOT to play" in Walker's Cay music! Walker's Cay gets its name from an "out island" in the Bahamas. It was visited by Gary LaBarr, (a private pilot), and some friends back in the late 1990's. Not only did this beautiful island stand out in Gary's mind throughout his life, but the name of "Walker's Cay" did as well. The music that this band writes, records and performs, is reminiscent of such classic bands as Styx, Journey, Def Leppard, Toto, and Heart, just to name a few. New single, “Tell Me” is being released on MTS Records this spring.


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