Wallis Petruk

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Wallis Petruk is a musician, arranger, producer and educator. Besides being an original member of The Emeralds (10) - playing saxophone, flute, clarinet, violin and trumpet - he has performed with the orchestras of Bob Hope, Mel Torme, Della Reese, Wayne Newton, Eartha Kitt, Mart Kenny and Tommy Banks. He has also performed with The Rebels, The Nomads, and The University of Alberta Symphony and String Ensemble.

In addition to being The Emeralds' arranger/record producer, Wallis has written countless arrangements for recording artists at Damon-Soundtrek Studios of which he is a co-owner.

Born in Vegreville, Alberta, Canada, Wallis attended high school in Edmonton. Upon graduation, he attended Westlake College of Modern Music in Los Angeles, California, and subsequently continued his music studies at the University of Alberta. After graduating with a Bachelor of Education Degree, he taught instrumental and choral music at the high school level before embarking on a career as an independent producer, arranger, composer and instrumentalist.

Wallis married his high school sweetheart Henrietta Starko, and together they have three children: Connie, Jane and Dean.
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Wallis Petruk Discography Tracks

Instruments & Performance

P333, P-333 Wallis Petruk - Hits Of The Nomads album art The Nomads (23) Featuring Lennie Richards (2) The Nomads (23) Featuring Lennie Richards (2) - Hits Of The Nomads(LP, Album) Point Records (5), Point Records (5) P333, P-333 Canada 1967 Sell This Version
Wallis Petruk - Dancing With You  album art The Emeralds (10) The Emeralds (10) - Dancing With You (Album) Boot Records (2) Canada 1974 Sell This Version
LM 451 Wallis Petruk - Pieces Of Dreams album art Various Various - Pieces Of Dreams(LP, Comp) Canadian Broadcasting Corporation LM 451 Canada 1977 Sell This Version
RB1001 Wallis Petruk - Knight album art Ralph Budgell Ralph Budgell - Knight(LP, Album) Not On Label RB1001 Canada 1989 Sell This Version
IRC-2553 Wallis Petruk - Road Musician album art Wynne Hanson Wynne Hanson - Road Musician(LP) Bar-Cat Records IRC-2553 Canada Unknown Sell This Version
9230-1016 Wallis Petruk - Uptown Country album art R. Harlan Smith R. Harlan Smith - Uptown Country(LP, ) GRT 9230-1016 Canada Unknown Sell This Version

Writing & Arrangement

1230-01 Wallis Petruk - Tiny Tony album art Bob Bradburn Bob Bradburn - Tiny Tony(7") GRT 1230-01 Canada 1970 Sell This Version
R-2000-1 Wallis Petruk - Country Dreams album art Wayne Vold Wayne Vold - Country Dreams(LP, Album) Royalty Records (8) R-2000-1 Canada 1974 Sell This Version
GNPS 2105 Wallis Petruk - She Taught Me To Yodel album art Rod Erickson Rod Erickson - She Taught Me To Yodel(LP) GNP Crescendo GNPS 2105 US 1976 Sell This Version
BOS7191, BOS 7191 Wallis Petruk - Around The World album art The Emeralds (10) Holiday Schottische and 2 more… The Emeralds (10) - Around The World(LP, Album) Boot Records (2), Boot Records (2) BOS7191, BOS 7191 Canada 1979 Sell This Version
9230-1016 Wallis Petruk - Uptown Country album art R. Harlan Smith R. Harlan Smith - Uptown Country(LP, ) GRT 9230-1016 Canada Unknown Sell This Version

Production

Wallis Petruk - Dancing With You  album art The Emeralds (10) The Emeralds (10) - Dancing With You (Album) Boot Records (2) Canada 1974 Sell This Version
BOS7191, BOS 7191 Wallis Petruk - Around The World album art The Emeralds (10) The Emeralds (10) - Around The World(LP, Album) Boot Records (2), Boot Records (2) BOS7191, BOS 7191 Canada 1979 Sell This Version
RRI-400-9541 Wallis Petruk - 25th Anniversary Waltz Album album art The Emeralds (10) The Emeralds (10) - 25th Anniversary Waltz Album(Cass, Comp) Royalty Records Of Canada Ltd. RRI-400-9541 Canada 1995 Sell This Version

Technical

Wallis Petruk - Dancing With You  album art The Emeralds (10) The Emeralds (10) - Dancing With You (Album) Boot Records (2) Canada 1974 Sell This Version
BOS7191, BOS 7191 Wallis Petruk - Around The World album art The Emeralds (10) The Emeralds (10) - Around The World(LP, Album) Boot Records (2), Boot Records (2) BOS7191, BOS 7191 Canada 1979 Sell This Version