New Jersey boys are back in the UK
Named in the British Blues Awards 2015 in the top three of the Overseas Artist category, New Jersey’s Billy Walton Band are touring the UK once more in June 2016.
The Billy Walton Band’s latest album Wish For What You Want, on Vizztone Records won the band new critical acclaim and memorable reviews, including admiration for their “good-time vibe as expertly played, upbeat funk-blues practically cattleprods you to your feet”. As another leading magazine said, the band are “renowned for their high energy live gigs.”
As guitarist with the legendary group Southside Johnny and the Asbury Jukes, Billy Walton recorded with Little Steven. Billy has sat in with numerous rock luminaries including Bruce Springsteen, Gary U.S. Bonds, and Stevie Ray Vaughan’s band, Double Trouble. Billy is called by Roger Mayer, the British sound guru who worked with Jimmy Page, Jeff Beck, and Jimi Hendrix as “a star in the making”.
The full, six-piece touring band comprises Billy, bassist William Paris, Tom Petracarro on sax, Matt Fischer on trombone, drummer Johnny D’Angelo, and Sam Sherman on keyboards.
The Billy Walton Band’s sound is a combination of hard, funky Blues reminiscent of Hendrix, Clapton and Vaughan, mixed with a healthy dose of the sounds of Asbury Park.
The band will be performing, for the first time in the UK, some new songs from their upcoming new studio album.
June 25 – Linton Festival, Bromsash
June 27 – Pavilion, Broadstairs
June 28 – 100 Club, London
June 29 – West End Centre, Aldershot
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