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The band WALKING TALL is a hybrid of New Country/Rock/Pop AOR Crossover act with hook friendly songs familiar in new country and rock radio. The band was formed in Northern California by lead singer Jimmy "Vegas" Tuttle and Rob “Bacon” Sundquist. The spark to form the band came when Jimmy and Rob listened to some songs from a CD of material Jimmy had recorded and decided that the CD just begged to be heard. The duo wanted to go out and play the songs live but needed a band to deliver the songs in live venues. Rob “Bacon” Sundquist and Jimmy “Vegas” Tuttle began auditing guitarists and drummers for the newly formed band and worked with several but didn’t find the right combination right away. The band eventually ran into their current band mates when they formed a classic rock cover band called “Dyer Maker” and began playing the local Northern California Club Circuit and were the house band at Sammy Hagar’s “Cabo Wabo” in Lake Tahoe. Jeff Jones and Darren Minter The two heard the songs on the CD and decided to merge efforts and become members of what would now become known as “Walking Tall”. The four members of Walking Tall, - Darren, Jimmy, Jeff and Rob, got together around the idea of writing and performing great songs and delivering a great live performance. Jimmy writes the majority of the songs and writes about his real life experiences. Walking Tall gets its inspiration from such greats as The Eagles, Alabama, Keith Urban, Jason Al Dean, Garth Brooks, Rascal Flats, also taking from the rock world with inspiration from Aerosmith, Rolling Stones, 3 doors down, Black Crowes and Guns & Roses to name a few. The band focuses on writing great hooks in songs that relate to listeners about real life events. These songs have inspired a following of loyal fans and through social media the band is growing in popularity. With catchy melodies and memorable hooks with a rock edge, Walking Tall’s music has become very popular and is one of the top live bands in Northern California’s Music Scene. Walking Tall is currently on tour performing on the West Coast in Clubs and Venues as well as currently writing material in the studio.
WALKING TALL has become a staple in Northern California Live Entertainment Venues and has risen to the ranks of “The Hot Local Band to See” in live Entertainment. WALKING TALL Plays original country/rock music with a pop crossover vibe from their catalog of over 60 original songs. The band has been working the club scene for the past few years and has gone on a recent writing spree with a plethora of new songs which they are playing for their loyal following in the Sacramento Music Scene. The band filmed a video on a shoes string budget for the song “Any Other Way” as well as another for “All Over Again”. The band is currently prepping a host of new material for live venues and beginning preproduction for a full length record in the next few months.
The best way to describe the Walking Tall sound would to say “Songs with Sing-ability” with contagious good time foot stomping rhythm’s that makes you want to dance and sing along with the band. Walking Tall has a unique sound that appeals to the rock, pop and country audiences and has the songs to go to the big time with their music.
Walking Tall Band Members:
Darren Minter : Drums
Darren has toured was previously with Roadrunner Records Band “Heathen” and toured with many large arena bands. Darren has played with all styles of rock and country bands. Past bands for Darren include Brian Wheat/Frank Hannon of Tesla’s “Soul Motor”, “Deconstruct”, German Techno Metal Industrialists “Die Krupps” as seen on MTV Europe, New Wave Metal Band “Angel Witch” from the UK, Tommy Skeo’s “Milk Bar”, Metallica + Heathen Side Projects “Dikkie Bumps” featuring Kirk Hammett, Jason Newstead and other members of heathen. Darren’s former Labels include Roadrunner Records, Hollywood Records, Music for Nations Records, Mascot Records, Combat Records, Relativity Records. Darren is currently touring with Walking Tall
Jeff Jones: Guitar/Vocals: Guitars/Vocals
Jeff has played with touring and recording act “St. Elmo’s Fire” and played with recording act “Vamp Le Stat”. Jeff has released several solo albums and has recently been playing guitar and touring with Walking Tall. Jeff has been on Black Dragon Records, Retrospect Records, XXX Records. Jeff is handling guitar/vocal duties with Walking Tall on the current leg of the west coast tour.
Jimmy “Vegas” Tuttle: Vocals/Guitar
Jimmy has played with touring and recording act “Vamp Le Stat” and has been playing in the Northern California Club scene in various rock & top 40 bands singing and playing guitar. Jimmy has recorded for Retrospect Records, Kivel Records, Columbia Records and J Street Records. Jimmy is a singer songwriter who writes the majority of the Walking Tall songs for the band and is currently touring.
Rob “Bacon” Sundquist: Bass/Vocals
Rob has played in the Northern California music scene and has played in such bands as local favorite original band “Plex”, “God Slap (God Smack Tribute)” and “Whiplash” (Metallica Tribute)” and is currently on tour with Walking Tall.
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