Live date at The Flowerpot for Billy Walton

The Billy Walton Band are live at The Flowerpot in Derby next week. Picture: Guy Levy
The Billy Walton Band are live at The Flowerpot in Derby next week. Picture: Guy Levy

All the way from the USA, the Billy Walton Band is live at The Flowerpot in Derby next week.

A professional musician since he was 15, Billy was lead guitarist and vocalist with Boccigalupe & the Bad Boys – who are Bruce Springsteen and Little Steven Van Zandt contemporaries.

Billy has played countless gigs in both the USA and Europe and sat in with numerous of rock luminaries including Springsteen, Gary US Bonds and Stevie Ray Vaughan’s backing band, Double Trouble.

Fifteen years on and Billy is stepping out with his own Billy Walton Band.

You can expect a combination of hard blues reminiscent of Hendrix, Clapton and Vaughan mixed with a healthy dose of Warren Hayes and Derrick Trucks.

Fans already know Billy to be an explosive performer and together with bassist William Paris, drummer Marcus Croan and an awesome horn section, the Billy Walton Band churns out a singular brand of funky blues steeped in the jam band tradition.

Championed by Roger Mayer, the well-known British guitar effects guru who gave Hendrix his guitar sound, and influenced by the rich New Jersey musical heritage, The Billy Walton Band is everything you want in a powerhouse rock and blues band.

Their Flowerpot gig is on Thursday, February 28.

Doors open at 8pm and entry is £12.

Advance tickets are available from the venue or Raw Promotions at www.rawpromo.co.uk