Thursday, March 17, 2016

The Babys, The Kelly Bowlin Band & Dilana Come Together For April Show

The Babys, best known for the hits “Isn’t It Time” and “Every Time I Think of You,“ are prepping for a busy Spring with shows around the country. They'll start on Saturday, April 2 at the Yost Theater in Santa Ana, CA, and will be joined by singer Dilana and The Kelly Bowlin Band. 

The Babys started out in 1976 with keyboardist/guitarist Michael Corby, vocalist/bassist John Waite, drummer Tony Brock and guitarist Wally Stocker. Corby left in August 1978, and was replaced by keyboardist Jonathan Cain and bassist Ricky Phillips. 

After the band broke up in 1981, Waite went on to a successful solo career, Cain joined Journey, and Phillips became the bass player for Styx, Wally Stocker and Tony Brock (together and separately) worked with Rod Stewart, Elton John, Air Supply, Keith Urban and Humble Pie.

In 2012, Stocker and Brock decided they wanted to put the Babys back together. Waite was uninterested but supportive, so they brought in vocalist/bassist John Bisaha and guitarist Joey Sykes, and recorded a new album called I’ll Have Some of That

At the Yost Theater, the Babys – Stocker, Brock, Bisaha and Sykes – will be accompanied by the Babettes – Holly Bisaha and Elisa Chadbourne – along with keyboardists Francesco Saglietti and Brian Johnson. For more information on the Babys, go to http://thebabysofficial.com
Hailing from South Africa, Dilana made a splash in the U.S. when she appeared on TV's Rock Star Supernova. This led to performances with drummer Tommy Lee and guitarist Mick Mars (Mötley Crue), guitarist Dave Navarro (Jane's Addiction, Red Hot Chili Peppers) and guitarist Gilby Clark (Guns N' Roses). 

In 2007, she landed opening slots with Aerosmith and Beth Hart, and launched two solo tours in North America and Western Europe. In addition to music, Dilana has appeared in films, winning both the 'Best Actress' award at the Action On Film International Film Festival and the American International Film Festival for the 2010 film, Angel Camouflaged.

In 2013, she released her third studio album, Beautiful Monster, and toured with Puddle of Mudd and Saliva. More recently, Dilana and The All Girls Band SHÍ wrapped a six-week U.S. tour. For more information on Dilana, go to http://www.dilanarocks.com.
The Kelly Bowlin Band, an alt-country five-piece group from the Inland Empire, have been gaining a solid reputation in Southern California, most recently playing shows with the Young Dubliners, Grammy-winning guitarist Albert Lee, and the Motels. Over the past 10 years, they've been on bills with Dwight Yoakam, Buddy Guy, Soul Asylum, Cracker, Charlie Daniels and Dave Mason.

Formed in 2001, the band features Kelly Bowlin, Jim Moreland, Russell Berkley, Pat Raymond, and Darren Faller. They've won several awards including the Inland Empire Music Award, the Orange County Music Award, and the Southern California Music Award. For more information, go to http://www.kellybowlinband.com.

Tickets and additional information about the Saturday, April 2 show at the Yost Theater can be found at http://www.yosttheater.com/calendar/2016/the-babys.