Wally and the Gators is a Gold Coast based Rock and Roll Band and Showband . It is comprised of 4 experienced Musicians and although capable of playing Covers and Commercial Rock, the band specialises in the Nostalgic Sounds of the 50's and 60's and 70's. They also have a floor show featuring "The Fabulous Joan Brennan". They cater for Corporate as well as Club Shows.
The band comprises Dennis "Keyboard/Vocals" Edwards, Wally "Lead Guitar/Vocals" Watkins, Andrew "Drums" Haddy, Stuart "Bass/Vocals" Leishman.
We also have available a Show Band for Corporate or Club Shows
"Wally and the Gators was formed in 2005"
Wally and the Gators is a Gold Coast based Rock and Roll Band and Showband . It is comprised of 4 experienced Musicians and although capable of playing Covers and Commercial Rock, the band specialises in the Nostalgic Sounds of the 50's and 60's and 70's.
Dennis Edwards Keyboards and Vocal"
Dennis receiving his "Gold Record" for sales of his "Ragtime Party Album in 1976"
Since the 1970's Dennis has been part of the recording industry and has arranged and produced many tracks for "J&B" Records.
In 1976 he was presented with a gold record for sales of a Ragtime Party Album. He has also arranged and co-produced many songs at the ABC Studios in Adelaide, including "A Little Sunshine" on the 1978 "Australian Rock and Roll Album", performed by his band Helta Skelta. Dennis constantly striving for musical professionlism and puts a unique flair into every keyboard and vocal performance now with the band "Wally and the Gators
Dennis in 1976 along with the other recipients of Gold Records
Andrew Haddy Drums & Vocals
Andrew has played, recorded and travelled with several outfits for over 20 years, he was the founding member of the "Get Back" band, one of Adelaides Top "Rock 'n' Roll" bands. He has a solid beat and is with Stuart on Bass, is the driving force behind the band : "Wally and the Gators"
Joan Brennan Vocalist
Enjoy the versatile style of Joan Brennan.
Joan has worked over the years with bands, duos and as a sol artist in the clubs in Sydney and Country New South Wales.
She is also a specialist Wedding Ceremony Vocalist.
With a repertoire covering Rock, Country, Modern and Blues, her many years of experience as a singer with bands, duos and as a Singer/Compere have resulted in a professional performer who will be appreciated by those who expect to be entertained by polished artists.
Stuart Leischman Bass and Vocals
Stuart started his musical journey 40 years ago in New Zealand, playing a variety of musical styles, he has played Rock and Roll, Country Blue and Vocals.. He has also backed many artists including recording artist Patsy Rigger. He, together with Andrew on the Drums, are now a tight Rhythm section in the Band
Wally Watkins Lead Guitar and Vocals
Wally has played in many bands from Melbourne to Brisbane. He has been entertaining people for 40 years, he has played Rock and Roll, Blues, Covers and Original music. After forming the Local band "The Fire Birds" that lasted for 2 years. He was also performing with Pe