Billy Walton Band
Friday 2nd November
Bar: 7:00pm / Doors: 7:30pm / Show: 8:00pm
Tickets: £15.00 General Admission
Seating: Cabaret Unreserved / Standing
PLUS SUPPORT: Red Butler
“Unfortunately, nowadays, the phrase “Jersey Shore” comes with a lot of baggage”
For decades musicians have come and gone, always hoping to make a living and pursue a dream. Billy Walton is no different. Billy’s proving ground was Long Beach Island. There he was chaperoned from gig to gig by his Mom, too young to drive around and enter the clubs on his own. He always was up for a jam and looking to learn some tricks. For years Billy spent his time sharpening his skills, developing his stage act until he decided to step up to centre stage with the Billy Walton Band!
The band has focused its efforts in Europe. 13 tours since 2007 have established the group in the fertile British Blues Rock scene. In 2010 Billy got the call to join in with one of the masters of the Asbury Park sound, Southside Johnny & the Asbury Jukes. For years Billy toured with the Jukes. Most people don’t know that the creative force behind Southside was none other than Little Steven. A highpoint in Billy’s tenure with the Jukes was when they recorded a live version of Southside’s most acclaimed release, Hearts of Stone, with Little Steven!
Good things have been happening to the Billy Walton Band. The band recently signed to Vizztone Records for the release of Wish For What You Want. Produced by Tony Braunagel, the award-winning BMA producer and current Eric Burdon drummer, this batch of songs will certainly take the band to the next level!!
You can say Bruce Springsteen is a singer songwriter fronting an old-school rock n soul band. Southside Johnny is a soul singer fronting an old-school rock n soul band. Billy Walton is the guitar hero fronting the old-school rock n soul band. The horns are the common thread.
Find out why so many people are getting excited about the Billy Walton Band!
Plus Special Guests: Red Butler
Dynamic rock/blues band Red Butler is fast making a name for itself across Britain and Europe. Audiences instantly tap into the fire and passion generated by the young band from Brighton.
November 2016 saw the culmination of 18 months preparation with the release of the band’s lovingly crafted second album, “Nothing To Lose” produced at Superfly Studios by Wayne Proctor. The music represents a journey for the band and has been well received by their supporters, new fans and the music media. This album follows the success of Red Butler’s debut release, “Freedom Bound” in summer 2014. The ‘Nothing to Lose’ tour extended through October-December showcasing the new album and the extended line-up. Those performances thrilled audiences as the band unleashed its energy with control and power.
‘Nothing To Lose’ is a collaborative project drawn from the band members’ individual experiences of life and music. Red Butler see the need to deliver a message to younger people whilst retaining the support of their established blues/rock audience. Influences include SRV, Free, Red Hot Chili Peppers, Foo Fighters, Gary Clarke Jnr. and artists such as Royal Blood and Vintage Trouble. Touring with the Laurence Jones Band, Billy Walton Band and Danny Bryant added enormously to the band experience. Their solo tours have helped them hone their craft and delight audiences across the country. The coming year will provide the opportunity to develop the full potential of Red Butler.