Tucson Libertine League Presents: Burlesque Battle of the Bands @ 191 Toole

The Rialto Theatre Presents

Tucson Libertine League Presents: Burlesque Battle of the Bands @ 191 Toole

Tom Walbank, Sugar Stains

Jul 29 Sat

Doors: 8:00 pm / Show: 9:00 pm

191 Toole


This event is 21 and over

Tucson Libertine League
Tucson Libertine League
Tucson Libertine League is an alternative production company with its roots in burlesque and its reach far beyond the confines of any one performance genre. By honoring burlesque’s history of innovation and boundary bending, TLL aims to be a creative force in the local art scene by drawing from the depth and variety of artistic talent in Tucson.

Under the skillful leadership of Lola Torch, former featured performer and producer for Black Cherry Burlesque, we will produce shows that center the provocative, the honest, and the brave through burlesque, dance, drag, singing, aerial, and more. Like the libertines of old, our shows celebrate freedom from limitations and restraint, honoring sensuality, cultivating the diversity of our performers, and enchanting our audiences.
Tom Walbank
Tom Walbank
Englishman Tom Walbank was born in the town of Wells,1969, in the county of Somerset. Raised in Totnes, Devon, he discovered blues in his teens, beginning harmonica (which remains to this day his main instrument).
He studied the harp style of main influence Sonny Terry and played constantly through his twenties after moving to Edinburgh, Scotland. Here he joined blues trio 32-20 and then, with guitarist Steve O' Connor, the acoustic blues duo Hot Tamales.

After meeting and marrying his wife, Leia Maahs, he moved to California in 1997. He also started playing guitar around this time in the style of John Lee Hooker, Muddy Waters, Son House and Big Joe Williams.

Moving to Tucson in 2000 he started playing constantly in the local bars and clubs, establishing himself as a force on the local music scene, either solo or with guitarist Doug Smith or with Dimitri Manos and Mike Bagesse, aka the Ambassadors.

He has recorded ten albums and appeared on twenty others, usually adding harmonica. In 2009 he scored the movie Good Boy. He has won best blues band in Tucson five times, best blues band in Arizona once and (with pianist Arthur Migliazza) best blues duo in Tucson once, representing Tucson in Memphis in the International Blues Challenge both times.
Sugar Stains
Sugar Stains is a group of women who play unapologetic rock music. Straight up rock with minimal frills. We play for the sake of playing, because it's fun, chances are if you've attended a show you've had some fun with us. The first band to turn up, and the last band to give a f&$K.