New Jersey’s Billy Walton Band To Start Their UK Invasion At Blues On The Farm
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 and jammed with Jon Bon Jovi. 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.
You can find out more about the Billy Walton Band on their website by clicking here.
Billy Walton Band June UK Tour Schedule
June 16 | Blues On The Farm | Chichester
June 17 | Blakeney Harbour Room | Holt
June 18 | Durham Blues Festival | Durham
June 19 | Cleethorpes Rock, Rhythm & Blues Fest | Cleethorpes
June 20 | The Greyhound | Beeston
June 21 | Voodoo Rooms | Edinburgh
June 22 | The White Hart | Mossley
June 23 | The Brook | Southampton
June 24 | Tring Beer & Blues Festival | Tring
June 25 | Linton Festival | Bromsash
June 27 | Pavilion | Broadstairs
June 28 | 100 Club | London
June 29 | The West End Centre | Aldershot
We will hopefully be catching Billy Walton and his band at their first gig at Blues On The Farm late next week, in the meantime you can check out their latest album Wish For What You Want by following the link below.