Tom the Suit Forst, Jason Gisser Band, Doug Wahlberg Band

Wall Street Theater Presents

Tom the Suit Forst

Jason Gisser Band

Doug Wahlberg Band

Sat · January 27, 2018

Doors: 6:30 pm / Show: 7:30 pm (event ends at 11:00 pm)

$10.00

Tom the Suit Forst
Tom the Suit Forst
Eight years ago, Tom was a corporate Vice President of Cox Communications Group, who quit it all to pursue a full time music career. He had just paid the last college tuition bill for his four children, and that was the day Thomas Forst put the pedal to the metal on a life-long dream.

Since then Tom has gained acclaim as a guitarist, vocalist and songwriter - performing and recording with well known musicians from The Johnny Winter Band, Saturday Night Live, Allman Brothers Band, Paul Nelson Band, Stephen Colbert Show Band, Popa Chubby and Grammy winning musicians & producers. As a performer he has opened for: Hoobastank, Slam Allen, Christine Ohlman, Marshall Tucker Band, Lucas Nelson (Willie's son!), Atlanta Rhythm Section, 3 Dog Night, Gideon Luke, Grand Funk!

Now in 2017, Tom The Suit Forst has released his solo album, "On Fire," presented by Norwalk, Ct-based Factory Underground Records. Produced by Grammy-winner Paul Nelson, guitarist to Johnny Winter, the blues-based rock album is comprised of eight highly personal originals and three classic covers.

And the question of how one Thomas Forst became known to the world as Tom The Suit Forst: "It was one of my first gigs, guesting with my son's punk rock group. They called me up, I was still wearing a business suit in those days. As I walked out and starting playing, the crowd was chanting "SUIT SUIT SUIT!!!"

The Legend of THE SUIT was born.
Jason Gisser Band
Jason Gisser Band
The Jason Gisser Band formed in the late summer of 2015. After recording their first album "In The Garden of Crows" They went on to perform at large venues including The Chance Theater, The Paramount Theater, Mexicali Live, Daryl's House, The Falcon, The Town Crier, and many more. Opening for bands such as Hoobastank, Grand Funk Railroad, Three Dog Night, Lukas Nelson and The Promise of the Real and many more, The Jason Gisser Band began headlining large venues and with quite a few sold out shows, they began playing festivals such as 19th Annual Harvest Fest and Freedom Fair with The Wailers and Murphy's Law, as well as The Montalk Music Festival, Mazzstock, The Woods Bash in Woodstock, The Hudson Valley Film Festival and many more. Currently the Jason Gisser Band is working on their second album which should be done by the fall of 2017. The Jason Gisser Band consists of Jason Gisser (Acoustic Guitar & Vocals), Andrew Fennell (Bass), Big Thurrsty (Drums), and Tom "The Suit" Forst (Lead Guitar).
Doug Wahlberg Band
Doug Wahlberg Band
The Doug Wahlberg Band has been electrifying audiences for years, performing originals most cannot distinguish from mainstream radio play. Their music features simple melodic hooks that are simultaneously gritty and laid back while hypnotic and driving. These tunes will etch their way into your memory. While reminiscent of British and American classic rock, The Doug Wahlberg Band brings a modern approach to a retro sound.

Band members have resumes that boast performances with the unparalleled talents of The Doors, Neal Smith of Alice Cooper Band, Jose Feliciano, and Ian Hunter. The band recently played with Eric Burdon and the Animals to a crowd of 15,000, as well as opening for Grand Funk Railroad. Theyve also opened for classic acts such as Paul Simon, Foreigner, George Thorogood, Blue Oyster Cult, The Ramones, Eddie Money, Rick Derringer, and Cheap Trick. Doug has worked on projects that included such legends as Rick Derringer, Elton John’s lyricist Bernie Taupin and Bowie’s guitarist and producer Mick Ronson. He has been managed by Lester Chambers of the Chambers Brothers and has even performed at a birthday party for which the guest of honor was Andy Warhol.

The Doug Wahlberg Band’s music has traveled national and international air waves and been widely received in the college radio circuit. Members of The Doug Wahlberg Band have performed from coast to coast, as well as internationally, with concentrated club performances in New York City at hot spots like the Bitter End, The Cutting Room, and CBGBs, as well as East Coast venues like Foxwoods Casino, the Wolf Den at Mohegan Sun, and The Ridgefield Playhouse. They even bent the blues rules playing their own brand of rock and roll at the Montreal Festiblues blues festival.
Venue Information:
Wall Street Theater
71 Wall Street
Norwalk, CT, 06850
https://wallstreettheater.com/