About | Museum of Fire
Museum of Fire is an Australian Rock band based in Perth, Western Australia, and the main creation of singer/songwriter and multi-instrumentalist Rob Walker. After 15 years as a front man, natural progression led Walker to embark on a solo career in 2012. His sound is identifiable as commercial-rock with considerable symphonic and acoustic influences, usually made with Walker’s unique hard-hitting acoustic guitar style.
Walker’s style incorporates electronic instruments and processing, drum-driven tracks with heavy bass and vocal similarities ranging from classic rock to post-grunge. His solo show is a one-man-band performance that holds its own against any band he shares the stage with.
Walker’s music can be described as commercial rock with acoustic elements. As an artist, Walker is renowned for his unflagging commitment to melody and alluring lyrical ambiguity.
“With a serious soulful voice set against well-constructed melodies and first-class songwriting, Rob Walker is the real deal.”- Blake Williams, Mix 94.5FM. (Commercial Radio Aus).
“Rob is a great example of real music. His passion for his songs oozes with each lyric. A great local talent destined for bigger things.”- Brad Pottinger, Assistant MD 96FM Perth. (Commercial Radio Aus).
“Rob’s music oozes passion his lyrics come from the heart and connect with the listener. Rob is the real deal and we (our content team) see big things in his future, he just gets ‘it’.” – John De Bellis 97.3 Coast FM. (Commercial Radio Aus).
Walker’s music has earned him support slots, tours and collaborations with:
• Jeff Martin/The Tea Party.
• Andrew Strong/The Commitments.
• Jon Toogood/Shihad
• Phil Jamieson/Grinspoon.
• Rai Thistlewaithe and Phil Stack/Thirsty Merc.
• Clint Boge/The Butterfly Effect.
• Mark Seymour/Hunters and Collectors.
• Sarah MacLeod/SuperJesus.
• James Reyne/Australian Crawl.
• Tyler Hilton.
• Kate Voegele.
In 2014 Jeff Martin and Walker collaborated on a single.
“As a producer, Rob has everything I look for.”- Jeff Martin (The Tea Party).
Walker’s music career has also supported a not-for-profit organisation (Machine Gun Preacher), known as Angels of East Africa.
2014 also saw the growing relationship between Walker and Sam Childers, (who the Hollywood movie Machine Gun Preacher starring Gerard Butler, was based on) Sam personally requested a song from Walker, imploring, “get me a song to make famous so I can feed the orphans and widows.” MGP saves children caught in the crossfire of war in Africa.
Although reluctant at first, Walker accepted Sam’s request and ‘For Freedom’ was born with his goal to deliver a song that represented the movie. This track was recorded in the same studio as John Butler’s Aria award-winning ‘Three’ album and mastered by the world-renowned Don Bartley. Walker’s work has now raised over $50,000 for MGP’s not-for-profit organisation ‘Angels of East Africa’.