Wally Evans grew up in Wales with music all around him. He played piano and sang in church. He later learned to play the guitar and worked in several bands at night and worked in a power plant by day. For two years he studied electronic musical instrument technology in London before being hired by Rose-Morris Company as the assistant factory manager. In 1970 he joined the Rosetti Company as an electronic engineer and worked closely with the Yanagisawa flutes before forming his own company, A&W Ltd. The flute line went along with Wally when he joined the Barnes & Mullins Company with a close focus on the Yanagisawa line.
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