더 파스트워커스

더파스트워커스

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The Fastwalkers originally formed in early 2010 with no intentions other than to have fun, drink beer and make music on a Saturday afternoon. After a couple months of stringing a few cover songs together we were invited to play our first gig for a friend’s charity event in Itaewon with Brit, Craig Rhodes on lead guitar; South African, David Singer on bass; Canadian, Cory Clow on drums and American, Erik Miller on vocals and guitar. This turned out to be the last gig our vocalist would play with us until his brief return later in the year. His departure was timed perfectly with the return of an old friend, Nick Roy, joining us as lead singer. As a keen rocker and amazing front man with serious pipes, The Fastwalkers found its feet and began writing original music. Fast forward 18 months that included Canadian, Adam Carragher joining us on guitar and vocals, thrice weekly practices and a short but barely memorable stint as house band at since closed The Rock Bar in Sinchon, where we played mammoth 3 hour sets week in week out, packing the place with friends and new found fans. The band finally decided to record our EP in the summer of 2012 but shortly after its release the band lost its drummer and rhythm guitarist due to educational reasons. Enter American, Sean McKinney on drums and Canadian, Trevor Kelly on guitar. These new additions to the band resulted in The Fastwalkers changing their approach to song writing. Veering away from the pop/dance rock sound from our early material we have progressed towards a more edgy, grooving rock sound, yet with elements of funk and classic rock. It’s tough to pigeonhole our sound because each song is different from the next. Since last summer we have been constantly writing new music and tweaking our old songs to fit the new Fastwalker sound. Over the years we have played at several venues in and around Seoul, along with the odd out-of-town gig. Some great places we always love playing include Rocky Mountain Tavern in Itaewon, and Club FF and Club DGBD in Hongdae, purely for the energy we get from the always cued up and appreciative crowd, not to mention the ever present potential for a nasty conflagration. But probably the main reason we love playing these venues and elsewhere is the chance to witness a brilliant underground rock circuit that has some amazingly talented Korean and Foreign bands. Korean bands such as Love X Stereo for their highly energetic electro rock sound; the amazing two-piece girl band The Swingz, veteran rockers Biuret and Siberia Husky for just plane awesomeness. Our favourite foreign bands include Magna Fall, for their mind blowing live sets and so they won’t forget us when they tour the world; and great friends of ours Dongmyo Police Box for their groovy tunes and their “stuck-in-my-head” choruses.

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