Burlington’s Walk of the Earth Memorial Tribute to Mike “Beard Guy” Taylor

On January 13th, fans from halfway across the world travelled to the chilly streets of Burlington to pay tribute to Mike Taylor. The steely-eyed keyboardist of Walk Off The Earth, known simply as the “Beard Guy,” passed away unexpectedly on December 30th. To pay respects, an outdoor tribute concert was held, featuring songs performed by the Arkells, Barenaked Ladies, Scott Helman and a heart-felt finale with Walk Off The Earth performance of “Bohemian Rhapsody.” This is the first time this Burlington Hometown Band performed without Mike, while his keyboard was vacant covered in lit candles. The tribute closed out with a blast of fireworks over the stage as the picture of Mike “Beard Guy” Taylor faded from the screen. Community Captured Magazine was honoured to be able to have a candid sit down with Walk Off The Earth in our last issue. A true legend.

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