Stan Walker


When Stan Walker won Australian Idol in 2009, the country embraced him as a boy-next-door pop star with a powerful voice. Determined not to be a one-hit wonder, Walker quickly moved into co-writing his songs. His acting career began with the film Mt Zion and he wrote the theme tune ‘Take It Easy’ which added a reggae feel to his soulful pop.

Aotearoa eventually drew him home and his songs became more personal, with lyrics often written in te reo Māori. It became clear he was not only a hitmaker but a songwriter with a unique artistic vision.

Stan Walker for the music video 'Māori Ki Te Ao' at the awa of his Ngāi Tūhoe ancestors, Ōhinemataroa, 2024.
Photo credit: Āio Media NZ
Stan Walker and Lou Tyson-Walker chat to Marae TV part 2 (2022)
Stan Walker – Live at Radio New Zealand, 2015. In session with Lavina Williams, Moses Atiola, Masi Ropati, LaCoco Sasa-Tepania and Jacob Nansen.
Stan Walker, Tāme Iti and their Tūhoe whanauna seen here in front of the wharenui atop their mauna of Taiarahia. Promotional image for Walker's music video Māori Ki Te Ao, 2024.
Stan Walker - Unbroken music video (2011)
Stan Walker - Bulletproof (2013)
Stan Walker with Tāme Iti for the Māori Ki Te Ao music video, 2024.
Stan Walker - New Takeover (2017)
Stan Walker performing at the 2024 AMAs.
Photo credit: Gareth Shute
Stan Walker - Take It Easy (2012)
Stan Walker ft. Hamo Dell - Choose (2019)
Stan Walker featuring Ria Hall, Troy Kingi and Maisey Rika - Aotearoa (2014)
Stan Walker and the cast of the Māori Ki Te Ao music video at the awa of his Ngāi Tūhoe ancestors, Ōhinemataroa. 2024.
Photo credit: Āio Media NZ
Stan Walker co-hosting the NZMA Critics' Choice Prize in 2013.
Photo credit: Gareth Shute
Stan Walker and Parson James - Tennessee Whiskey (2017)
Stan Walker for the music video 'Māori Ki Te Ao', 2024.
Photo credit: Āio Media NZ
Stan Walker - Black Box (2009)
Jessica Mauboy - Galaxy ft. Stan Walker (2011)
Stan Walker outside of his Mangatawa Marae (Tamapahore) in his hometown of Tauranga.
Stan Walker - Give (2019)
Stan Walker - Māori Ki Te Ao official music video (2024)
Stan Walker accepts the first ever Te Manu Mātārae impact award at the 2024 Aotearoa Music Awards.
Stan Walker's Story - 1News documentary (2020)
Stan Walker and Temuera Morrison on the set of Mt Zion, 2012.
Photo credit: Doug Sherring
Stan Walker - Making of 'Māori Ki Te Ao' music video (2024)
Stan Walker (featuring Ria Hall) - Like it's Over (2013)
Stan Walker - Bigger official music video (2024)
Stan Walker - I AM live (2024)
Stan Walker and The Christchurch Symphony Orchestra performing Don't Dream It's Over at Opera In The Park in Nelson (2023)
Stan Walker audition for Australian Idol (2009)
Stan Walker - Matemateāone official music video (2021)
Mt. Zion trailer (2012)
Young Sid feat. Stan Walker - Stuck In A Box official music video (2010)
Seth Haapu and Stan Walker - Cool Down (2019)
Stan Walker and Ginny Blackmore - Holding You (2014)
Stan Walker - Early promotional shot
Stan Walker - Come Back Home official music video (2021)
Stan Walker and The Levites cover Kanye West's Ultralight Beam at Parachute Studios, Auckland (2020)
Stan Walker on What Now? Te Reo Episode (2011)
Stan Walker - I AM ft Hawaiki TŪ live at the AMA’s (2024)
Stan Walker - Take it Easy (2013)
Stan Walker with Te Reanga Morehu O Ratana live at Te Matatini (2023)
Stan Walker - Loud music video (2011)
Stan Walker as X-Factor judge with Chris Rene and Dominic Bowden, 2012.
Photo credit: Publicity photo
Stan Walker and the cast of Māori Ki Te Ao at the awa of his Ngāi Tūhoe ancestors, Ōhinemataroa, 2024.
Photo credit: Āio Media NZ
Stan Walker with Tāme Iti for the Māori Ki Te Ao music video, 2024.
Stan Walker pictured for the music video 'Māori Ki Te Ao', 2024.
Photo credit: Āio Media NZ
Stan Walker in a jacket that says it all, 2024.
Stan Walker at 16, about to enter the Ballina Idol singing competition near Byron Bay, NSW
Photo credit: Stan Walker Collection
Stan Walker live with The Levites at Roundhead Studios (2020)
Stan Walker for the music video Māori Ki Te Ao at the Ōhinemataroa river, 2024.
Photo credit: Āio Media NZ
Stan Walker - Choose You (2011)
Stan Walker - My True Story official documentary (2020)
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