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Fri
24
Feb

In The Studio - THE BABYS

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February 23, 2017, Dallas, TX -  InTheStudio.NET, the web home for North American syndicated Rock radio show In The Studio with Redbeard: The Stories Behind History’s Greatest Rock Bands  takes a look at a late ‘70s contender, The Babys, with a candid conversation with singer John Waite and keyboardist Jonathan Cain on the 40th anniversary year of their first hit “Isn’t It Time?”

That first musically ambitious Top 15 single from the original band of Waite, Michael Corby, Tony Brock, and Wally Stocker created enough momentum for the British quartet to inspire The Babys’ breakout 1979 album Head First, which itself peaked at # 22 and produced another Top 15 hit single “Every Time I Think of You”.  But after 1980’s Union Jacks album, which delivered “Back on My Feet Again” and the infectious “Midnight Rendezvous”, the band stumbled figuratively and, in lead singer John Waite’s unfortunate case, quite literally. But how? John Waite and Jonathan Cain share with In The Studio host Redbeard their own personal recollections of life in rock’s neo-natal unit trying to grow in America as The Babys.

“We went on the road a lot... They (record company) wouldn’t let a day go by without us doing something. We’d play in the cafeteria of some college and then go play a major gig at night, or we’d fly to Japan the next morning after a major three week outing playing everywhere in America... It was a real whirlwind. It was a great time.” - John Waite

“There are a lot of reasons why we disbanded. I guess the biggest reason was the money, the past and all the (management) mistakes that were made... It was like a snowball rolling down a hill and there wasn’t really any stopping it.” - Jonathan Cain

THE BABYS @ 40 / InTheStudio interview program is available now to STREAM at: “http://www.inthestudio.net/online-only-interviews/babys-40th-anniversary...

 

 

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Mon
11
May

ERIC RAGNO Joins The Live Lineup of THE BABYS

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Great news for long time friend of this site, keyboard player ERIC RAGNO:
 
"I'm proud to share that I'm now officially playing keyboards with The Babys! I'm very excited, and prepping for all the work that needs to be done. I used to play these songs in my parent's basement growing up, and now I'll be playing it for you across the U.S. this summer."
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Fri
20
Mar

THE BABYS Live In Los Angeles (Report)

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By Gerry Gittelson
Melodicrock.com Los Angeles correspondent

LOS ANGELES, Calif., USA -- Once the darlings of rock radio in the 1970s, The Babys are back together after a long absence, and the former teen-idol band took a big step forward on Jan. 31 in a sold-out concert before a crowd of about 700 at the Lido Theatre in Newport Beach south of Los Angeles.

With a legion of baby boomers crowded up front and pumping their fists, The Babys tore through a nearly two-hour set that featured all the biggest hits like "Head First," "Midnight Rendez-Vous" and an especially well-executed version of "Isn't It Time."

Originals Wally Stocker (guitar) and Tony Brock (drums) still have the chops, and both still look pretty cool --  Brits never age, right? -- and The Babys have welcomed new singer John Bisaha, a redhead just like John Waite, who is not an easy man to replace.

The Babys have legitimized their comeback with a new album called "I'll Have Some of That!" that includes a new Billboard hot sales hit called "I See You There."

Bisaha, who also plays bass, proved in fine vocal form. He hits all the notes, and though he does not sound exactly like Waite -- no one does -- Bisaha comes close, and what's definitely clear is the new singer is overflowing with natural talent.

Another guitarist named Joey Sykes is also on board, and two female backup singers plus side keyboard player Francesco Staglietti add autenticity.

The Babys opened with "Back on My Feet Again," and that gave the band momentum from the very beginning. Some of the other highlights were "Every Time I Think of You," "Postcard," "Love Don't Prove I'm Right" and "Wrong or Right."

The standing-room-only crowd was really into it. The Babys have a good chance to make an impact -- the group is playing in New York and Philadelphia in June -- so they're definitely a classic-rock band to keep on eye on.

Check 'em out on thebabysofficial.com

 
  
 
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Wed
14
Jan

THE BABYS Offer Up Some More Of Their Album With New Video

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THE BABYS KICK OFF 2015 WITH A BANG!
 
~Hit Single 'I See You There' On The Charts ' New Video Out Now!~
 
~Exclusive Representation with Ashley Talent International~
 
~2015 Tour ' Dates To Be Announced Soon~

 
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 New York, NY (January 12, 2015)'With the release of their new album I'll Have Some Of That, and their single 'I See You There' hitting the Top 10 on the Billboard Hot Single Sales chart at the end of 2014, The Babys aren't slowing down any time soon...
 
The newly released video for 'I See You There' is an intimate look at the band in a 'behind-the-scenes' setting: songwriting, collaborating, performing, and generally enjoying making music together. The song, written by guitarist Joey Sykes, revitalizes the classic Babys melodic flair ' that sound that made smash hits out of 'Every Time I Think Of You,' 'Head First,' and 'Back On My Feet Again.'
 
Additionally, The Babys are proud to announce exclusive representation with booking agency Ashley Talent International, and a 2015 tour is in the works.
 
'We're thrilled and honored to represent a band that not only possesses a rich history of hit records in the past, but has now achieved a Top 10 Billboard sales chart position in present times,' states Ashley Talent International CEO Mark Hyman.
 
The release of I'll Have Some Of That marked a new era for the band. With new members Sykes and John Bisaha (lead vocalist/bassist), The Babys have retained the hooks, the melodies, the pristine songwriting, and the rich female backing vocals. It's all there, reinstating the band's signature sound.
 
The Babys are ready to carry that sound across the US and beyond when they hit the road this year, because let's face it' 'Isn't It Time?'
 
CLICK HERE TO VIEW VIDEO OF 'I SEE YOU THERE': http://youtu.be/EiVLuE6_l0U

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Tue
06
May

EXCLUSIVE STREAM OF NEW BABYS SONG

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The Babys are back with a brand new studio album I'll Have Some Of That on June 24, with new vocalist John Bisaha at the helm. The first "official single" I See You There can be purchased at: itunes.apple.com/us/album/i-see-you-there-single/id868482995?uo=4&at=1l3v3ao.
I'm pleased to be able to bring you an exclusive stream of another track from the album - Every Side Of You. And don't forget to stay in touch at: www.facebook.com/pages/The-Babys/496421990415013#
 

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