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The Walkens

Phoenix , AZ
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3620 East Mercer Lane
Phoenix, AZ 85028 US (map)

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602-625-4695

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ABOUT US

Voted "Best of the Valley" in Arizona Foothills Magazine for 2011, 2012 and 2013!!!

The Walkens are quickly proving to be one of the Valley’s hottest and most exciting bands.... Read more
Voted "Best of the Valley" in Arizona Foothills Magazine for 2011, 2012 and 2013!!!

The Walkens are quickly proving to be one of the Valley’s hottest and most exciting bands. The band’s veteran lineup consists of former members of some of the areas most notable bands such as T.A.T.E., Zowie Bowie, The Scones, and Frank Lloyd Vinyl. The combination of their widely varied backgrounds and musicianship results in a collaboration that can entertain any crowd. Their setlist contains everything from the Beatles and Elvis Presley to John Mellencamp and Maroon 5.

Over the years, the members of the band have shared the stage with such national acts as Daughtry, The Gin Blossoms, Pat Benetar, Eddie Money, Tonic, Brett Michaels, Third Eye Blind, Men at Work, The Posies, Little Feat, Collective Soul and The Smithereens.

Because of the bands high energy, their ability to play any genre of music, and their professionalism, The Walkens are also highly sought after for corporate functions, weddings and private parties. The Phoenix Suns, The Arizona Diamondbacks, The Arizona Cardinals, AT&T, Galmour Magazine, Marlboro, The American Cancer Association, Bar-S Foods and countless local businesses are just a few examples of companies that the band has performed for in the past. They have played over a hundred weddings and corporate functions last year alone and are on track to do more than that next year! Read less
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Are you an agency or a band?
Band
How many musicians are in your band(s)?
4-6, 7+
What genres of music does (do) your band(s) play?
Acoustic, Classic Rock, Country, Dance, Funk, Motown, Pop, Rock, Top 40
What music services do you provide?
Ceremony Music, Cocktail Hour Music, Instrumentals, Learning New Songs, Liability Insurance, MC, Music During Breaks, Reception Music, Rehearsal Dinner Music, Vocals, Willing to Travel
What items are available?
Fog Machine, Lighting, Microphones, Sound/PA System

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Eric
Wedding:
5/21/2016
5.0/5.0
Todd and the band members exceeded our expectations in every way possible. Not only were they the focal point of the evening, they stepped in to help with table service as the caterer fell behind. Our guests raved about them and their music was well planned and performed. I would highly recommend this group to anybody looking for live entertainment and an energetic pulse to their event.
Todd and the band members exceeded our expectations in every way possible. Not only were they the focal point of the Read more...
Todd and the band members exceeded our expectations in every way possible. Not only were they the focal point of the evening, they stepped in to help with table service as the caterer fell behind. Our guests raved about them and their music was well planned and performed. I would highly recommend this group to anybody looking for live entertainment and an energetic pulse to their event. Read less
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Jeff
Wedding:
4/16/2016
5.0/5.0
If six out of five stars were an option, that's what we'd choose for every category! We could not have asked for a better wedding band - the Walkens were fantastic. They were enthusiastic, professional, and incredibly fun. They have a great energy, and every song they played was well done. Communication leading up to the wedding was great - Tod was easy to get a hold of and very responsive. He answered all of our questions before hand, and we went into the night confident and knowing exactly what to expect. We had guests come up to us all night, and the following day, commenting on how much they loved the band, and what a great time they had dancing. We picked a song set that had a country / classic rock spin, and they totally nailed it - while also nailing every pop song that we threw onto the list. They truly made our night special and FUN. We'd recommend them to anybody and everybody, 100 times over.
- Jeff and Marissa, 04/16/16
If six out of five stars were an option, that's what we'd choose for every category! We could not have asked for a better Read more...
If six out of five stars were an option, that's what we'd choose for every category! We could not have asked for a better wedding band - the Walkens were fantastic. They were enthusiastic, professional, and incredibly fun. They have a great energy, and every song they played was well done. Communication leading up to the wedding was great - Tod was easy to get a hold of and very responsive. He answered all of our questions before hand, and we went into the night confident and knowing exactly what to expect. We had guests come up to us all night, and the following day, commenting on how much they loved the band, and what a great time they had dancing. We picked a song set that had a country / classic rock spin, and they totally nailed it - while also nailing every pop song that we threw onto the list. They truly made our night special and FUN. We'd recommend them to anybody and everybody, 100 times over.
- Jeff and Marissa, 04/16/16 Read less
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Sarah
Wedding:
10/30/2015
5.0/5.0
When we got engaged my fiance's "must have" was a band, he found The Walken's online and we were able to see them live as well. They were so incredibly easy to work with and were able to adjust the band count to our budget. We used them for acoustic during the cocktail hour and band for the reception. They sent an EXTENSIVE song list that we highlighted what we liked and they ran with it from there. They even learned our first dance song! We didn't have to worry about a thing other than provide a timeline...they were able to emcee and kept the crowd going. The dance floor was packed all night long, which was all we wanted! The Walken's were an incredible find, and I would recommend them ALL DAY LONG for your wedding. Absolutely perfect and all our guests thought so too! Hire them TODAY!!
When we got engaged my fiance's "must have" was a band, he found The Walken's online and we were able to see them live as Read more...
When we got engaged my fiance's "must have" was a band, he found The Walken's online and we were able to see them live as well. They were so incredibly easy to work with and were able to adjust the band count to our budget. We used them for acoustic during the cocktail hour and band for the reception. They sent an EXTENSIVE song list that we highlighted what we liked and they ran with it from there. They even learned our first dance song! We didn't have to worry about a thing other than provide a timeline...they were able to emcee and kept the crowd going. The dance floor was packed all night long, which was all we wanted! The Walken's were an incredible find, and I would recommend them ALL DAY LONG for your wedding. Absolutely perfect and all our guests thought so too! Hire them TODAY!! Read less
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Ashlyn
Wedding:
10/24/2015
5.0/5.0
Hi,

First off.....where do I begin to tell you how utterly fantastic you were!

From working with you and the band at previous weddings, Rich and I knew exactly who we would select for our last child's wedding music. Having a live band was very important to us. We had gone to quite a few showcases that Ashlyn had set up when she came out and always kept coming back to The Walkens. Being wedding photographers ourselves for 25 years, the daunting task of just who can provide the entertainment that will make one of the most important days of your child's life something that will be fun, emotional and happy, I can't begin to explain just how important that was to us. Due to the fact that it was a destination wedding for everyone but us, as well as, Ashlyn and Ben not being able to come out a lot during the planning and then when she did come out, you then were sick and she couldn't hear you play, Ashlyn had to take a leap of faith. Both she and Ben have had nothing but accolades to say about how great the music was. I can't tell you how many friends and family came up to us remarking on how great you all were. When you played Pink Floyd for Rich, it was one of the musical highlights of his evening. We can't thank you enough for taking our wedding and making it the fun event we were envisioning.

Sincerely,
http://www.photographybyverdi.com
Mindi and Rich Verdi
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Hi,

First off.....where do I begin to tell you how utterly fantastic you were!

From working with you Read more...
Hi,

First off.....where do I begin to tell you how utterly fantastic you were!

From working with you and the band at previous weddings, Rich and I knew exactly who we would select for our last child's wedding music. Having a live band was very important to us. We had gone to quite a few showcases that Ashlyn had set up when she came out and always kept coming back to The Walkens. Being wedding photographers ourselves for 25 years, the daunting task of just who can provide the entertainment that will make one of the most important days of your child's life something that will be fun, emotional and happy, I can't begin to explain just how important that was to us. Due to the fact that it was a destination wedding for everyone but us, as well as, Ashlyn and Ben not being able to come out a lot during the planning and then when she did come out, you then were sick and she couldn't hear you play, Ashlyn had to take a leap of faith. Both she and Ben have had nothing but accolades to say about how great the music was. I can't tell you how many friends and family came up to us remarking on how great you all were. When you played Pink Floyd for Rich, it was one of the musical highlights of his evening. We can't thank you enough for taking our wedding and making it the fun event we were envisioning.

Sincerely,
http://www.photographybyverdi.com
Mindi and Rich Verdi
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Hannah
Wedding:
10/17/2015
5.0/5.0
The Walkens brought the dance party!! It has been a month since our wedding and I am still getting compliments on how awesome the band was at our wedding! One thing my fiancé and I knew that we had to have at our wedding was a great band and The Walkens more than delivered. We planned our wedding from across the country and I was incredibly nervous about picking the right band, especially since I wouldn’t be able to see them play ahead of time. I could not have been more relieved with our decision to book The Walkens! The dance floor was literally packed all night. From our college friends in New York and Boston (ages 20/30s) to our parents’ friends (age 50/60s) everyone was dancing and singing along. The band even allowed my cousin with special needs to come up and sing with them which made our night! We opted to have Melissa join the guys as a female vocalist and she was amazing! A great addition! Do yourself a favor and book The Walkens for your wedding! You will not be disappointed!
The Walkens brought the dance party!! It has been a month since our wedding and I am still getting compliments on how Read more...
The Walkens brought the dance party!! It has been a month since our wedding and I am still getting compliments on how awesome the band was at our wedding! One thing my fiancé and I knew that we had to have at our wedding was a great band and The Walkens more than delivered. We planned our wedding from across the country and I was incredibly nervous about picking the right band, especially since I wouldn’t be able to see them play ahead of time. I could not have been more relieved with our decision to book The Walkens! The dance floor was literally packed all night. From our college friends in New York and Boston (ages 20/30s) to our parents’ friends (age 50/60s) everyone was dancing and singing along. The band even allowed my cousin with special needs to come up and sing with them which made our night! We opted to have Melissa join the guys as a female vocalist and she was amazing! A great addition! Do yourself a favor and book The Walkens for your wedding! You will not be disappointed! Read less
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Helen
Wedding:
9/12/2015
5.0/5.0
The Walkens played at my son's wedding at Los Poblanos Historic Inn in Albuquerque, NM. The venue was a small ballroom, and the band adapted beautifully. The sound was perfect, and everyone had a great time. Tod was wonderful in his communication, and the band was totally professional, charming, and fun. Thanks Tod...it was a magical evening!
The Walkens played at my son's wedding at Los Poblanos Historic Inn in Albuquerque, NM. The venue was a small ballroom, Read more...
The Walkens played at my son's wedding at Los Poblanos Historic Inn in Albuquerque, NM. The venue was a small ballroom, and the band adapted beautifully. The sound was perfect, and everyone had a great time. Tod was wonderful in his communication, and the band was totally professional, charming, and fun. Thanks Tod...it was a magical evening! Read less
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The Walkens responded with the following comments:

Thanks Helen!

It was a beautiful night with a wonderful group of people!

Thank you for having us!

Tod
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Megan
Wedding:
5/16/2015
5.0/5.0
This is the third wedding in our family to use the Walkens, and once again all our guests were raving about them. They are so thoughtful and professional and go above and beyond. The selection of music was exactly what we wanted and had our guests dancing all night.
This is the third wedding in our family to use the Walkens, and once again all our guests were raving about them. They are Read more...
This is the third wedding in our family to use the Walkens, and once again all our guests were raving about them. They are so thoughtful and professional and go above and beyond. The selection of music was exactly what we wanted and had our guests dancing all night. Read less
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Tracy
Wedding:
3/21/2015
5.0/5.0
The Walkens were awesome and were definitely one of the highlights of our wedding. The music was so fun and working with them was a breeze. They were totally professional and responsive. They even learned a few new songs for us, which we really appreciated. If you are considering a live band, I highly recommend them!
The Walkens were awesome and were definitely one of the highlights of our wedding. The music was so fun and working with Read more...
The Walkens were awesome and were definitely one of the highlights of our wedding. The music was so fun and working with them was a breeze. They were totally professional and responsive. They even learned a few new songs for us, which we really appreciated. If you are considering a live band, I highly recommend them! Read less
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Drew
Wedding:
10/4/2014
5.0/5.0
I'm a big music guy and was pretty critical about choosing a band. These guys fullifilled beyond my expectations. Their price was extremely reasonable compared to other local bands and they were far better. They started as a 4 peice when originally booked and we later added a fiddler and 2 horn players (strongly recommended). We had about 3-4 songs that the band was kind enough to learn for us and they crushed them. Tod was a very cool and easy dude to work with and I could not recommend The Walkens more. Dance floor was always moving and our guests still rave about them to this day. Make sure they play their Led Zeppelin Medly!
I'm a big music guy and was pretty critical about choosing a band. These guys fullifilled beyond my expectations. Their Read more...
I'm a big music guy and was pretty critical about choosing a band. These guys fullifilled beyond my expectations. Their price was extremely reasonable compared to other local bands and they were far better. They started as a 4 peice when originally booked and we later added a fiddler and 2 horn players (strongly recommended). We had about 3-4 songs that the band was kind enough to learn for us and they crushed them. Tod was a very cool and easy dude to work with and I could not recommend The Walkens more. Dance floor was always moving and our guests still rave about them to this day. Make sure they play their Led Zeppelin Medly! Read less
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C
Wedding:
8/30/2014
5.0/5.0
We came from Milwaukee to have a destination wedding in Phoenix with a small group of family and friends (50 people). Having The Walkens play on our big night was the best decision we made all wedding next to the spare rib mac & cheese! Tod was great to work with throughout the entire planning process and very accommodating. They played the best set list and absolutely crushed it! There was music played throughout the night that was fun for everyone at the wedding, and far exceeded expectations. A truly memorable experience!
We came from Milwaukee to have a destination wedding in Phoenix with a small group of family and friends (50 people). Read more...
We came from Milwaukee to have a destination wedding in Phoenix with a small group of family and friends (50 people). Having The Walkens play on our big night was the best decision we made all wedding next to the spare rib mac & cheese! Tod was great to work with throughout the entire planning process and very accommodating. They played the best set list and absolutely crushed it! There was music played throughout the night that was fun for everyone at the wedding, and far exceeded expectations. A truly memorable experience! Read less
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