Personal Background
Wally Brown

Wally Brown was born and reared in Duncan, Oklahoma. He began playing the piano by ear at the age of five after his aunt taught him five variations of a beginners duet. His first public performance was at the age of ten, with an appearance at his grade school. At the age of twelve he got the opportunity to experiment with an electric organ and a pipe organ at a local church. He didn't have access to an organ very often, but by the age of sixteen he moved with his family to Oklahoma City and he landed a thirty minute radio program on a local radio station, and that gave him the opportunity to have an instrument to practice on. He played in the high school band and sang in the school choir. After two years of college at Oklahoma University, he joined the U.S. Navy. He spent his entire Navy career in San Diego, California and got his first professional experience playing the organ at the Admiral Kidd officers club in San Diego. After his hitch in the Navy, he moved back to Oklahoma City and began playing the organ and piano at Glen's Hik'Ry Inn where he played for sixteen years, except for a six month stint as the organist for Oral Roberts Crusades. In 1972 he began to do free lance playing and did concerts in the U.S. and Canada. In 1977, he moved from Oklahoma City to Los Angeles and did studio work and played with his trio at the Sur la Mer cabaret in Marina del Rey. In the summer of 1979 he moved to San Antonio Texas to be the pianist for the Anaqua dining room at the Four Seasons Plaza Nacional Hotel.

In 1981 he moved back to Oklahoma City and played for a year at the Skirvin Hotel, then in 1982 went to Tulsa, to become the University organist at Oral Roberts University and organist for the "Richard Robert's" television show. Leaving Tulsa in 1987 he moved back to Oklahoma City, and started playing at several country clubs, and doing recording on his grand piano and organs. He has written music for three major motion pictures, "The Program", "Out of Darkness", and "Dead Presidents". He does theater organ concerts, serves as organist or pianist at Church crusades and conventions, and accompanies many singers. He has recorded over twenty CD's of popular and gospel music. His professional memberships include ASCAP, NARAS, and AFof M.