Wally Badarou

If you grew up in the 80s and the name Wally Badarou doesn’t ring a bell right away, you might be forgiven; though your memory is sure to receive a proper shake-up once we start name-dropping the long list of high-profile musicians he has worked with. From the likes of Joe Cocker, Mick Jagger, Massive Attack, Robert Palmer, Talking Heads, to Level 42 and the rest of the Compass Point Studios All Stars – Badarou’s genius lies in his ability to bring about the seamless fusion of such genres as pop, disco, Jamaican funk and New Age, to name a few. His groundbreaking instrumental solo album from 1983 Echoes is a timeless testament to that.