SIR Walter J Wallis is set to headline Thame’s First Thursday Music Club and play songs from his new album The Road To Burlesque.
The unusual performer, who sounds like a young rock star on stage, has been awarded the coveted 10pm slot at the monthly music event, based at The Stables in the James Figg pub.
Event spokesman Phil Westerman said: “In February Sir Walt gave a flavour of things to come when he appeared last on the bill at 11.45pm and jammed with five other musicians to produce a stunning set.
“Trying to nail a musical genre on Sir Walt is a little tricky. Think Seasick Steve meets James Brown meets Captain Beefheart and you wont be far off.”
Last month’s music club featured 13 acts, comprising a total of 30 musicians. At least four of the bands made their debut at the event. One of the groups really stood out from the rest, according to Westerman, who believes they are one to watch.
He said: “They were a very talented young band from Princes Risborough called The Experiment who performed their first ever live acoustic set.” Mr Westerman expects a record crowd to watch Sir Walt. He said: “The First Thursday Music Club has become the biggest regular music event in Thame providing free entertainment to large crowds every month – whilst providing musicians of all styles, abilities and experience with a platform, and the opportunity, to perform live.”
The March show takes place on Thursday (the first of the month) from 8.30pm. Bands can sign up to take part until 7.45pm. For more details about the show visit www.firstthursdaymusicclub.com