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Billy Walton Band

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Billy Walton - Guitar and vocals
William Paris - Bass and vocals
John Hummel - Drums

In the history of rock n roll there is a long tradition of guitarists trading in their jobs as sidemen to become virtuoso frontmen in their own right. Early on Jimi Hendrix played in Little Richards’ band and Eric Clapton worked with numerous groups like John Mayall & the Bluesbreakers, The Yardbirds, Cream and Derek and the Dominos before starting his legendary career as a solo artist. Even Stevie Ray Vaughn had a stint as a member of David Bowie’s touring band before going solo. There seems to be something about apprenticing with another artist that brings out the best in some guitar players. After spending years honing their craft it becomes impossible for their unique style and personality to be held back. Such is the case with Billy Walton.

Since the age of 15, Walton has plied his craft in the Asbury Park/New Jersey shore music scene &endash; most notably as the guitarist/vocalist for Boccigalupe & the Bad Boys which features Tony Amato a veteran of the Asbury scene since the 70s (the nickname & hellip; Boccigalupe was actually given to him by Bruce Springsteen & Little Steven Van Zandt). During his time with Boccigalupe, Walton has played countless gigs in both the United States and Europe and sat in with numerous of rock luminaries including Springsteen, Gary US Bonds and Stevie Ray’s backing band, Double Trouble.

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  • FrontrunnerGSDs

    If you are ever looking for more of that sound from the Jersey Shore, look no further. Not only are they exceptionally gifted musicians, they are a very tight band live. You will never be bored as they will play shout outs from the audience as well as their own music (literally a 50/50 split). I fully recommend both albums are well worth a listen and try to catch them live, that's where their music really comes alive.

    1 Nov 2010 Reply