Stan Walker is an Australian-born New Zealand singer, actor, and television personality. In 2009, he won the seventh and last season of Australian Idol. He subsequently signed a recording contract with Sony Music Australia. Since then, he has become one of New Zealand and Australia’s most prolific performers. Stan is Māori from the Tūhoe, Ngāi Te Rangi & Ngāti Porou tribes in New Zealand. growing up on a marae in Mount Maunganui, New Zealand.
Walker is an 8 x New Zealand Music Award winner, 5 x Waiata Māori Award winner , 5 x ARIA Award nominee, 7 x Gold, 7 x Platinum, 1 x Double Platinum & 1 x Triple Platinum singles in New Zealand. His Debut album Black Box is certified Platinum in Australia and has toured with Beyonce and Nicki Minaj among others!
Stan joins Hayley Mac on Turnt Up Fridays to discuss his new release "Come Back Home" where he gets his inspiration from and tour dates in New Zealand and Australia for Bluesfest Byron Bay and Good Love Festival. Check out his music and tour dates on https://stanwalker.com.au/