Castledermot, County Kildare
Since their foundation in 2006, The J-Walkers have undergone many transformations to become an exciting and promising new addition to the Irish music scene. Singer Steven Cassells provides the main artistic direction in the setup. As a solo performer, he has been a regular on the Carlow-Kilkenny-Laois music scene for years. Building on his solo performances, Cassells has adapted a diversely gifted band to his unique and inimitable brand of music. Of late, the lads have been taken under the wing of a management company, and have just finished recording a 3 track EP which is available to download from iTunes. For this E.P. some of the best young musicians in the country came to help out on the recordings including Dara Munnis (Paul brady, The Coronas, Jack L), Alex Methias (Stars of The Committments, Berkley music college graduate), Tommy Gray (Newpark Jazz College Graduate, Alex Methias Perspective),Jonas Zaidys (The Cents) and Omar Mahfoud. The J-Walkers sound combines a wide range of influenes including funk, reggae, jazz, traditional brazilian rhythms and blues to form an interesting fusion where the emphasis is always on rhythm and grooves!!