max temp: 18°C

min temp: 15°C

Suffolk Business Awards 2018 Tickets

Local band to support legendary rockers Status Quo

PUBLISHED: 08:48 09 November 2017 | UPDATED: 09:44 10 November 2017

Walkway are ready to take to the stage with Status Quo. Picture Michael Ready

Walkway are ready to take to the stage with Status Quo. Picture Michael Ready


A local band is to support rock legends Status Quo when they come to the region next week.

Walkway with legends Status Quo, including the late Rick Parfitt. Picture: Michael Ready Walkway with legends Status Quo, including the late Rick Parfitt. Picture: Michael Ready

Walkway, a four piece band made up of members from Norfolk and Suffolk, will support the Rockin’ All Over the World group at the University of East Anglia.

The band formed in 2007 and have recently celebrated their 1000th show as well as the release of their third album Walkway III,

Walkway is made up of singer Chris Ready, his brother and lead guitarist James Ready, drummer Andy Burlace and bass guitarist Mik Skiba.

Chris and James hail from Redgrave near Diss with James coming from Felixstowe and Mik from Ipswich.

The band have previously supported Status Quo, opening their Accept No Substitute tour back in 2014.

On working with Quo, Walkway guitarist James said: “it is just indescribable. Things like that make the whole world of difference.”

Since then Walkway have built up a good relationship with the band, playing a number of gigs with them across the country at venues like The Palace Theatre in Manchester.

The band got on well with Status Quo’s former lead singer Rick Parfitt who died last year.

James added; “He was an absolutely lovely guy and we are very thankful. The fact that he gave us his time is really important to us.”

As well as working with Status Quo, Walkway have had the opportunity to work with a number of other famous acts over the years including Slade.

Whilst working with Status Quo has been a great opportunity, the band are looking at new projects.

“We never know with these things,” said band manager Michael Ready. “They tend to come up and go away for a while.

“We are always working on some bigger things.”

One of the bands latest projects is a charity single which they are working on with the Status Quo fan Jason Hodgson who has set up a record label called Barrel and Squidger Records.

The group recorded a cover of the classic Quo track Rain as a tribute to Rick Parfitt, even involving former Quo drummer John Coghlan in the recording.

Money raised by the single will go to charity the Shona Smile Foundation which remembers Ipswich youngster Shona Gill.

Details about tickets for the UEA date can be found at:

For more on Walkway visit

Prosecutors have discontinued the case against a 17-year-old boy charged in connection with a stabbing in Ipswich.

Calls have been made for leaders to reverse their decision to call off a family fun day in Ipswich following a violent crime wave that led to the loss of a young life.

Motorists faced long delays due to a broken down vehicle on the A14 this morning.

Sun-lovers will have plenty to smile as we move into the final week of June – with Suffolk and north Essex set to be hit by a sweltering heatwave.

Police were called to a Suffolk village this morning following reports of cows blocking a road.

Photographers this week seized the chance to get out on the water as we set them the challenge of sedning us their best H2O pictures.

Increasing numbers of local authorities are making money from charging to collect garden waste, new figures show.

The number of Norfolk and Suffolk police vehicles damaged by potholes has increased more than three fold in one year – with costs rising by 150%.

Around 500 people turned out to enjoy a day of Bangladeshi culture and food at the seventh annual Suffolk Pita Festival in Ipswich.

Efforts to raise awareness of diabetes and how to prevent it are being redoubled in Suffolk as the number of new diagnoses rises by 5% year on year.

Most read

Show Job Lists

Topic pages

Newsletter Sign Up

Ipswich Star daily newsletter
Sign up to receive our regular email newsletter

Our Privacy Policy

MyDate24 MyPhotos24