Wisbech musician given a good airing
LOCAL musician Shaun Wallis, 37, from Wisbech was given a surprise when tracks he had uploaded to Myspace were broadcast on several radio stations around the country including Rother FM, Calerdale Radio and KCR FM, and he is due to give an interview with Radio Hartlepool on Sunday.
LOCAL musician Shaun Wallis, 37, from West Street, Wisbech was given a surprise when tracks he had uploaded to Myspace were broadcast on several radio stations around the country including Rother FM, Calerdale Radio and KCR FM, and he is due to give an interview with Radio Hartlepool on Sunday.
His music, which he describes as a cross between blues, easy listening and rock, gained recognition when he uploaded tracks from his band ‘Shaun Wallis and the West Street Project’ to MySpace Music.
Asked about his influences, Mr Wallis noted that listeners had compared him to artistes as diverse as Pink Floyd and Gerry Rafferty, saying ‘Everyone hears something different in my tracks.’
He initially put the tracks up on the site ‘for a giggle’ stating that he thought ‘if 100 people look, I’ll be laughing.’
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His profile has since been viewed over 2000 times, and he has been approached by companies from America and Europe about his music.
The West Street project consists of Mr Wallis on guitar, keyboards, drums, and vocals, Mark Young on bass guitar and Colin Mawbey as lead guitar. Shaun even drafted his mother in to provide backing vocals at short notice.
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He created his songs using a Boss BR-900 CD recording studio he purchased from Wisbech Music Centre last year. Mixing the tracks together took him eight months.
Busy writing new songs, he is currently considering producing a CD, and is looking for a professional recording studio to record new tracks.