Wally Waller was an integral part of the legendary rock band, The Pretty Things. He was life long friend and mentor to Phil May, the band's co-founder and lead singer, and his influence can be heard on many of their celebrated albums, including Emotions, S. F. Sorrow, Parachute, Freeway Madness, and Cross Talk. When original Pretty Things' co-founder Dick Taylor left the band in 1969, Wally stepped up and, with Phil, created what is considered one of The Pretty Things' best albums, Parachute. Produced under Norman Smith's guidance, this album has stood the test of time and its songs were re-imagined on Kitchen Rock, a series of one-man-band recordings recorded during lockdown and now released by Think Like A Key Music.
Wally's musical journey went beyond his time with The Pretty Things. In 1971, he left the band and worked as a producer for EM. He then spent several years in France, where he helped Philippe Debarge with his music and put together an English band with Philippe as the lead vocalist. Wally's musical talent and versatility extend to his own band, as well as one with former Pretty Things drummer Twink, and even a mysterious band known as The Electric Banana. Wally's life in music is a true testament to his passion and dedication to the art form.