Born in 1976, THE BABYS took on the classic rock world head first with a full stage musical experience, giving rise to what quickly came to be known as their 'signature sound'. Billboard chart-climbers like "Every Time I Think of You", "Midnight Rendezvous" and "Isn't It Time" helped to launch them into worldwide recognition while also helping to carve out their permanent place in music history. THE BABYS were the first band ever signed to a million dollar record deal with Chrysalis Records on the basis of a 'new' thing called 'video'. THE BABYS classic songs have withstood the test of time - with their hits still being played in rotation around the globe, and influencing bands of 'the day' and emerging artists respectively. Rock radio DJ/music enthusiast Paul Nicholls of Feel the Steel on Platinum Rock Radio UK echoed that sentiment during his interview with THE BABYS in August 2016, stating, "Without The Babys being around, music in the 80's would've been a lot different."
After a successful run from 1976-1981, THE BABYS disbanded, but are thrilled to be back after a three decade absence! Co-founders Tony Brock (drums) and Wally Stocker (lead guitar) launched a nationwide talent search at the end of 2012 to find the right lead vocalist, additional guitarist, keyboardist and iconic Babettes to capture and complete the full richest of the classic sound of THE BABYS, which they found in lead vocalist/bassist John Bisaha, guitarist Joey Sykes, keyboardist Louis Middleton and The Babettes; Holly Bisaha and Elisa Chadbourne. Previous keyboardists have included Francesco Saglietti and Brian Johnson.
In 2014, the new BABYS released the album I'll Have Some of That!, which included 14 tracks blending the classic rock BABYS sound with a modern signature that has been critically-acclaimed by both the music industry and fans alike.
In January 2015, THE BABYS released their first official video to coincide with the single debut for "I See You There", which went on to peak at #5 on Billboard's Hot Single Sales, and #6 on the AC Top 40 Chart.
TIMELESS: ANTHOLOGY II- coming in 2018!!!
The band has been working hard in the studio~ this time providing a blend of remakes from several of the classic hits, along with some recent tunes! Among some of the tracks are your favorites, along with some nice deep cuts. It will be titled Timeless: Anthology II.
Timeless pays homage to The Babys 1981 Anthology album, offering recreations of many of its signature songs, deep cuts and new songs - performed by their current members; co-founders Wally Stocker (lead guitar) and Tony Brock (drums), along with lead vocalist/bassist John Bisaha, guitarist Joey Sykes, keyboardist Francesco Saglietti and The Babettes - Holly Bisaha and Elisa Chadbourne.
Stocker shared, "I personally think Timeless has a more distinctive sound to it production wise, mainly because the tracks all came from the same studio, unlike the first Anthology. I am very pleased that we managed to maintain that 'Babys' sound!"
Both Stocker and Brock are confident that this album will be well-received. "Some fans will never let go of the original versions, but I know a true fan will be open-minded enough to enjoy where we are now, especially with our incredible lead singer, John Bisaha (and other members)," Brock added.
Bisaha's presence and enthusiasm are both powerful on stage and behind the scenes. "We all bring something new into the making of this record, even Tony and Wally. There's a 'live' feel to this record. We've brought all the glitz and glamour with the arrangements and orchestrations," Bisaha stated.
Seasoned guitarist/songwriter Joey Sykes provides a new dimension and nuance, who shared, "The surprise is that The Babys actually recorded another greatest hits album. For hardcore Babys fans, and music fans in general, that's a great thing to have a few new ones that we put our stamp on."
The music of The Babys has withstood the test of time, with Bisaha concluding, "These songs are part of the storyboards of our lives. These songs are Timeless – and so – our album shall be titled as such."
Phil Varone interviews John Bisaha and Johnny Solinger (Skid Row) in Las Vegas, NV
Steven Michael reviews The Babys show at Eddie's Attic in Atlanta, GA
Steven Michael interviews Tony Brock and Wally Stocker.
Highwire Daze Online's Ken Morton reviews The Babys show at Saint Rocke in Hermosa Beach, CA
Live review and band interview with Ken Morton at Highwire Daze Online
Hosts G-Love and Kenny Wilkerson interview John Bisaha
Press Release for The Babys new album art for Timeless: Anthology II
PledgeMusic interviews John Bisaha on The Babys new album
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The Rust Belt Chronicles' Jim Carver reviews The Babys live show at The Music Box Supper Club
Andy Gray of the Tribune Chronicle interviews Wally Stocker.
Jennifer Colleen of The Rust Belt Chronicles interviews John Bisaha
The Scene's Matt Wardlaw interviews Tony Brock
94.7 WCSX FM's Doug Podell interviews John Bisaha and Joey Sykes
Award-winning music blogger, Michael Cavacini, interviews Tony Brock
Highwire Daze Online's Ken Morton offers a live review of The Babys at The Rose
Neo Music Scene's Greg Drugan interviews Tony Brock and John Bisaha
The Classic Metal Show's hosts Chris Akin & Neeley interview John Bisaha
Papa D's Audio Planet host Dale Lendrum interviews John Bisaha
On the Beat with Tony Brock of The Babys: Talks Nostalgia and Walking to His Own Beat
Hosts Sheldon Snow and Sherri Emily of Rock On Spotlight interview Tony Brock, Wally Stocker, John Bisaha and Joey Sykes
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Highwire Daze Online's Ken Morton interviews Tony Brock, Wally Stocker, John Bisaha and Joey Sykes
Concert Guide Live's Joey Pedroza interviews Wally Stocker
All About Guitar's Jeff Floro interviews John Bisaha
Pat Francis of Rock Sold Podcast welcomed Tony Brock into the studio for a live interview
Host Paul Brumbaugh interviews The Babys
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Cover Your Ears host Brian Gellar interviews John Bisaha
Papa D's Audio Planet host Dale Lendrum interviews Tony Brock in studio.
Bob Nalbandian of Shockwave/Hard Radio interviews Wally Stocker during their 10th Anniversary Special
The Rust Belt Chronicles' Rokken Robyn Halford offers this live review of The Babys show at The Tangier
Host Chris Akin gives his after show review of The Babys concert at The Tangier in Akron, OH
Greg Drugan of Neo Music Scene offers his review of The Babys live show at The Tangier in Akron, OH
Metal Sludge's Gerry Gittelson offers his review of The Babys show at Redondo Beach's Lobster Fest
Rokken Robyn Halford interviews John Bisaha
94.7 WCSX's Doug Podell interviews John Bisaha
Ray Shasho interviews Wally Stocker
By: Neo Music Scene's Greg Drugan
WLMI's Joe Cassady interviews Tony Brock, Wally Stocker and John Bisaha
Rock Talk with Dominic Forbes interviews John Bisaha, Tony Brock, Wally Stocker and Joey Sykes
Host Paul Nicholls interviews Tony Brock, Wally Stocker, John Bisaha and Joey Sykes on Feel the Steel.
WECT's Ashley Kosikowski interviews The Babys in studio.
Hair In the Air blogger Sam 'Spade' Morris does Q & A with John Bisaha
John Bisaha goes live on WLFN 1490's Today's Talk during B.S. with Bob Schmidt
Chris Akin of Inside the CMS Studio interviews Wally Stocker- Part I
Chris Akin of Inside the CMS Studio interviews Wally Stocker- Part 2
Chris Akin of Inside the CMS Studio interviews John Bisaha- Part 3
Chris Akin interviews John Bisaha on Inside the CMS Studio- Part 4
Host Jeremy Scherle interviews John Bisaha and Joey Sykes on Regional Entertainment News
Brett Callwood of Westword's concert review of The Babys
WN.com's John DiTirro offers his review of The Babys
The Babys Wail at Tangier
January 22, 2016
1970s British rock band, The Babys made a triumphant return to Northeast Ohio as they played to a packed Tangier audience in Akron on Saturday, November 14th.
The Babys last played in the area in 1980, disbanding a little less than a year later. Some members continued on with their musical careers; John Waite has had some solo success and became a member of Bad English in the 90s; Jonathan Cain joined a little band called Journey and continues to have a successful career with them; Wally Stocker has toured with Rod Stewart, Air Supply and Humble Pie; Tony Brock became an engineer and music producer and Michael Corby basically retired to his home in Scotland.
A few years ago Stocker and Brock decided to get the band back together. None of the other former members wanted to be a part of the reformed band, so the duo held extensive auditions for a new singer and guitarist. They wisely chose John Bisaha on vocals/bass and Joey Sykes on guitar.
This new incarnation of the band (which also included a keyboardist and two background singers) got things started off on a high note as they opened the show with “Back on My Feet Again.” They quickly followed that up with another hit “Midnight Rendezvous”, proving to the Akron audience that yes indeed, The Babys are back.
The band is out supporting their 2014 release I’ll Have Some of That! and they played a few cuts from that album, including the Top 5 adult contemporary hit “I See You There.” Bisaha commented that he was a fan of the band growing up in California and that it is an honor for him to be fronting the band today. He also noted that they were going to play at least one song from every Babys record as well as a bunch of deep cuts. He deadpanned, “Don’t worry, each song is only three minutes, so we can play a bunch of them!”
True to his word, the band played 16 songs in their ninety minute set which also included a drum solo from Brock and a guitar solo from Stocker.
One of the highlights from the show was “Every Time I Think of You” which featured John Bisaha trading verses with his wife Holly, who was one of the background singers.
The Babys had everyone on their feet, dancing in the close confines of The Tangier concert hall as they played “Head First” to close the show.
It was a thirty-five year wait for The Babys to return to the Cleveland area. Lets hope the band doesnt make fans wait quite as long for a return trip to the Rock and Roll Capitol.
Ratt, with Firehouse, The Babys, and Eric Martin - Four Sets of Rock and Roll at Vinyl!
December 6, 2015
by Taylor Carlson
On Sunday, November 29, 2015, Vinyl inside the Hard Rock Hotel played host to a performance from some of rock’s finest – Eric Martin, the Babys, Firehouse, and Ratt. Needless to say, this was a show long awaited by many a rock and roll fan in the City of Sin!
Vinyl is the small club venue that opened up inside the Hard Rock Hotel and Casino a few years back. This has quickly become one of my favorite venues in Vegas in that it combines the feel of a small, intimate venue while at the same time being able to accommodate a fairly large crowd. A loud and powerful sound system certainly does not hurt either!
Eric Martin (of Mr. Big fame), The Babys, Firehouse, and Ratt came together on this evening to deliver an unforgettable concert at Vinyl, inside the Hard Rock Hotel and Casino.
Eric Martin (of Mr. Big fame), The Babys, Firehouse, and Ratt came together on this evening to deliver an unforgettable concert at Vinyl, inside the Hard Rock Hotel and Casino.
Eric Martin will forever be known to audiences as the voice of Mr. Big, one of the (pardon the pun) biggest bands to come out of the late 80s/early 90s. Martin’s composition, “To Be With You,” was a massive mainstream hit that put the band on the map and thrust him and his bandmates into stardom. Even amidst times when 80s-style bands were old hat stateside, Mr. Big kept on keeping on, establishing a massive fanbase in countries like Japan. Martin has also had a lengthy solo career as well; he was releasing solo albums prior to Mr. Big’s formation, in fact! Martin remains active, both with Mr. Big and doing solo albums/shows.EM
Despite my love of the music of Mr. Big and various bands/artists of the 1980s, this was my first time seeing Martin in concert, and it was definitely an eagerly awaited show, long overdue.
Eric Martin’s gig was one of the surprises of the evening; being largely an acoustic affair. Martin, on vocals and guitar, teamed up with fellow guitarist Jeff Young (formerly of Megadeth) and drummer Jeff Tortora, both of whom now call Las Vegas home.
I was curious as to what kind of a gig this would be. Would Martin be playing the Mr. Big classics, or digging into his extensive catalogue of solo work and deep tracks? Most of what Martin played during his set would be unknown to more casual fans, but it was no less excellent. He certainly did not go the obvious route, playing acoustic-driven bluesy material and a few other surprises, entertaining audiences with stories of his past in the midst of it all. With one of the most distinctive voices in the business, Martin definitely knows how to please the fans. Of course, we did get a nice acoustic rendition of the biggest Mr. Big hit, “To Be With You,” which is the anthem everyone remembers them for.EM2 This was a great way to start off the night. Martin also announced he would be returning to Vegas in January, for a show utilizing a full band (rather than the smaller, stripped down acoustic show they played here). Needless to say, this fan will be there!
In the mid 1970s, the Babys came on the musical landscape with a sound that ran the gamut from pop rock hits and ballads, to guitar driven rockers. Their classic albums remain as revered today as ever, and it is not uncommon to hear their hits on classic rock radio. The band spawned musicians like John Waite, who would later record the solo hit “Missing You,” Jonathan Cain, later a keyboardist in Journey, and Ricky Phillips, later of Styx; all three of these musicians would later play together in the supergroup Bad English, who recorded two albums.BBY
In 2013, original guitarist Wally Stocker and original drummer Tony Brock put the band back together, along with new bassist/vocalist John Bisaha, and a number of other new players. None of the other old members opted to join the new version of the band, but have given their blessing to Stocker, Brock, and their new set of players. The first album from the reunited band, “I’ll Have Some of That!,” was released in 2014.
The Babys played Vegas two years back out at Vamp’d, at a show I had the luxury of attending; Bisaha has truly stepped up to the occasion and given this band the frontman that they need in John Waite’s absence. With the release of their new album, the group is out and about touring and keeping active, so this fan was that much eager to see them play again.
I have long been an admirer of the Babys; they are an impressive band capable of a myriad of sounds. Although the current incarnation of the band only has two of the original members, the musicians that they have recruited are some of the best out there, more than capable of satisfying fans. John Bisaha kicks ass on vocals, and more than does justice to the classic John Waite-sung material that fans have loved and revered for years. Right from the get go, we were subjected to classics like “Back On My Feet Again” and “Midnight Rendezvous,” which are songs that sound every bit as good today as they did way back when they first came out. The band has a definite chemistry on stage and clearly loves what they do. Attempts at “semi reunions” like this often meet with disaster and fail miserably for bands. But the Babys are that rare exception; their material sounds great performed by the new lineup, and the release of a new album last year shows just how capable they are of working together, on stage and in the studio alike (though I did admittedly write a negative review for the new album at its time of release). BBY2
Of the four acts, this was probably my favorite part of the evening. The set was comprised mostly of the big hits from the band’s John Waite-fronted heyday, with Bisaha doing justice to every single thing he sang on stage. Classic guitarist Wally Stocker is still on fire and his playing is nothing short of excellent. Of course, we got to hear further classics like “Isn’t it Time” and “Every Time I Think of You,” but the band also played a few less obvious cuts as well, much to the pleasure of those who admire the band’s back catalogue. The only weakness here was the abbreviated length to compensate for the performance times of the multiple acts; songs like “Love Don’t Prove I’m Right” and “Give Me Your Love” were sorely missed, but time constraints are what they are, and the band certainly made the most of the time allotted to them. Fans were not disappointed, and I have no doubt the band made some new ones in the process.
FH2Firehouse is a fantastic band that has recorded great hard rockers, pop rockers, and ballads alike. The band had enormous potential, and even won a number of “Best New Artist” awards upon their arrival on the music scene in the early 1990s. Sadly, it was too little too late, and changing musical trends made it difficult for the band to remain relevant. That did not stop them from marching forth musically, though; they still managed to achieve their share of charting hits! With most of their classic lineup still intact, the band continues to entertain audiences all around the world.
Firehouse is another band I had the luxury of seeing once before, and this fan was eager to see them again. Their classic 1990 debut album is definitely one of the best of its era, and it was great to see these guys on stage doing their thing all over again. From rockers like “All She Wrote” and “Shake and Tumble” to impressive ballads like “Love of a Lifetime” and “When I Look Into Your Eyes,” they put out an impressive and diverse mix of tracks over the years, and it is great to be able to hear the band performing them on stage. Their talents have not diminished. Vocalist CJ Snare still has one of the best voices in the business, and is equally impressive when he gets behind the keyboards as well. Watching this set was something of a revelation, and made me realize what a waste it was that these guys never got the full-on mainstream success that they deserved.FH
Like the Babys set before, the only real weakness worth speaking of was the brevity; this is more or less required when you have to cram the performances of four talented bands into a single night. Fortunately, Firehouse proved to be impressive and made the most out of what little time they had. During their set, fans in the audience were clearly enthralled with the energy of the performance. This was yet another great performance, featuring a criminally underrated band doing what they do best on the live stage.
What can be said about Ratt that has not been said already? In the 1980s, these guys were the kings of the hard rock that dominated the Sunset Strip scene, with classic anthems like “Round and Round,” “Wanted Man,” You’re In Love,” and “Way Cool Jr.” But come the early 1990s, things came crashing down on the once successful band, with inner turmoil and changing musical trends. RT3
Ratt has since undergone numerous reunions and major changes. With the recent split, Ratt as we knew it has ended, likely for good. Former vocalist Stephen Pearcy fronts a solo band that mostly plays Ratt classics, while former bassist Juan Croucier has “The Other Voice of Ratt,” a tribute act to those classic years (I admittedly have yet to see Croucier's band).
Bobby Blotzer, as co-owner of the rights to the band name, has reformed Ratt with a new lineup, comprised mostly of members from the Las Vegas based band, Sin City Sinners. Blotzer’s band, now the official Ratt, features Blotzer on drums, vocalist Joshua Alan, bassist Scotty Griffin (formerly of LA Guns), guitarist Michael “Doc” Ellis (also of Jizzy Pearl’s band), and guitarist Blaze; this incarnation of the band was previously touring and performing under the name “Bobby Blotzer’s Ratt Experience.” There has been heated controversy from fans and former Ratt members, including fellow co-owner of the band rights, Warren DeMartini, over this now being the official Ratt.
Controversies aside, the important question here is as to how good the band actually performs and fares on the live stage! Having seen Stephen Pearcy a few months back and being sorely disappointed in his lack of effort and short set time (despite his having a solid backing band), I was all the more eager to finally experience Blotzer’s official Ratt, seeing if they are, in fact, the real deal, and capable of doing justice to the classics.RT
Let me be the first to say that the new Ratt does not disappoint. This fan is personally sick and tired of seeing all of the bullshit that regularly surfaces, claiming this is not really Ratt. In fact I am willing to wager that the people who make these baseless comments have not even seen this version of the band perform live. Blotzer has surrounded himself with talented musicians who are capable of performing these songs in a way other former members are not likely to ever again.
Blotzer remains ever the reliable drummer, pounding away with an unrivaled ferocity as he did in the band's heyday; his contributions to Ratt’s glory days are undeniable, and this fan is pleased to see that he is the one raising the flag and keeping the band’s legacy alive. I have been watching Doc Ellis perform out here in Vegas as both a guitarist and a bassist, and he is definitely one of the guitar heroes necessary to keep this music alive for old and new audiences alike. His co-lead axeman, Blaze, is barely into his twenties, yet already the guy has proven himself a kick-ass guitarist every time I have seen him play. It is doubtful the old Robbin Crosby/Warren DeMartini twin axe attack will ever fully be replicated by anyone, but with half of that duo deceased and the other half unwilling to have anything to do with the band or music for the foreseeable future, this is a fantastic pair of players delivering the goods.
Of course former LA Guns bassist Scotty Griffin and vocalist Joshua Alan deserve credit for their contributions to the latest incarnation of one of the 80s top rock bands. In particular, Alan finds himself in a tough spot, having to fill the boots of one of the 1980s most legendary and notorious frontmen. Just a few years ago I was watching Alan front a local, more modern-style band called BlackBox13. Last year Vegas rock fans saw him rise up to the mantle as a member of the Sin City Sinners; quite a step forward going from a local based band to playing alongside superstars of yesteryear. And here, yet again, Alan takes another giant leap forward, fronting one of the 80s biggest and most famous bands. Pearcy’s vocal style from his heyday is a tough one for other singers to do justice to, which is why other bands trying their hands at performing Ratt songs usually end up disappointing. But Alan proves to be the rock and roll hero once more, coming out of nowhere and giving this band what it needs. His vocals are close enough to Pearcy’s raspy, bluesy singing style to make the material work effectively, and unlike other performers, Mr. Alan actually performs these songs with passion and enthusiasm.RT2
The setlist gave fans the best of the Decade of Decadence, comprised almost entirely of Ratt’s classic hits. “You’re in Love,” “Lay it Down,” Lack of Communication,” “Shame Shame Shame,” and “Body Talk” are just a few of the tracks the audience was subjected to. There were even a handful of deep album cuts in the concert's midsection to appease the die-hard Ratt fans! An encore finished off the show brilliantly, which included “Wanted Man” and their biggest hit of all, “Round and Round.” With the audience banging their heads and singing along all the while, one could easily tell that the new face of Ratt is no fluke. Admittedly, there were a few classic Ratt songs, popular and deep alike, that were omitted, but again, there is only so much you can do when you have a limited time on stage and such a big catalogue of music to choose from.
Vinyl is a great venue that can accommodate the best rock bands and plenty of fans eager to bang their heads, and those fans got four great sets of rock and roll on this night. If any of these bands are heading to your town in the near future, and you are a fan. you will definitely want to check their gigs out. For those of you Vegas fans who attended this show, you will be able to catch Eric Martin when he returns to town in early January, at Vamp’d. 2015 has been one of the best years for classic hard rock in Vegas, and this night at the Hard Rock Hotel and Casino stands as proof of that!
ZRockR Magazine's Taylor Carlson offers this review of The Babys show in Las Vegas at Vinyl
Metal Sludge catches up with The Babys in Northern California
GG_Signature_July_2015._1SAN JOSE, Calif., USA — It’s nice to get out of Los Angeles sometimes, so Metal Sludge hit the open road for a trek up the coast for The Babys live at Rockbar Theatre, and wow was it worth it.
The legendary British band is in the third year of a comeback three decades since first splitting off, and with originals Wally Stocker (guitar) and Tony Brock (drums), the new version kicks some serious ass.
No one has to convince the capacity crowd in San Jose. They were in full support from the beginning, as The Babys opened with “Back on My Feet Again,” immediately followed by a torrid version of “Midnight Rendezvous” that tinged wonderful memories of driving around in my Camaro, smoking skunk and cruising co-eds.
TB_Sept_14_2015_3John Bisaha is the new singer. The awesome thing about the Californian is that not only does he sound a lot like John Waite, but he even looks a bit like him too, including the long red hair.
Bisaha, who also plays bass, really found his groove on “Isn’t It Time” and “Everytime I Think of You,” two of the Babys’ biggest radio hits from back in the day. He proved a strong performer brimming with charisma, and indeed Bisaha is a very good fit.
The Babys are not all about nostalgia. A new single called “I See You There” reached No. 5 on the Billboard sales charts this past year, and the song was delivered with precision and panache at the Rockbar, a spacious club that’s bigger than any House of Blues we’ve ever seen.
Stocker proved a key force. His solos were spot-on, and there is just something about the guy that says British-rock-star-cool. On the closing “Head First,” Stocker was giving it everything he had, and the crowd was going wild.
Touring in support of a new CD “I’ll Have Some of That!”, The Babys have added a second guitarist named Joey Sykes in addition to a side keyboardist and two female backup singers.
The crowd was a good mix, consisting of lots of cougars and weekend warriors, a few fading rockers reluctant to visit a barber shop, plus a smattering of youngsters who weren’t even born when The Babys first made their big splash in the ’70s with a series of hit singles and successful arena tours in support of such acts as Alice Cooper, Journey and Cheap Trick — all of whom are still around, too.
The band might never have been as popular as the biggest of headliners, but there exists a core group that really loved The Babys. Sure enough, the fivesome signed autographs and posed for fan photos for two hours at a post-show meet and greet (longer than the concert itself, isn’t that interesting?).
In all, a fun night times 10. It’s amazing how much nicer club staffers are when you’re out of Los Angeles. They actually respect both the artists and the spectators. What a concept.
Gerry Gittelson can be reached at email@example.com
Click on a file to view/download:
• Tony Brock / Huffington Post Interview - May 27, 2014
• Wally Stocker / Guitar International Interview - May 30, 2014
• Ultimate Classic Rock - May 5, 2014 - "I'll Have Some Of That" press release
• Bravewords - January 21, 2014 - "Not Ready To Say Goodbye" Music Video story
• Dial Global Digital - January 22, 2014 - "Not Ready To Say Goodbye" Video News Story
• Wally Stocker & Tony Brock / Bravewords.com Interview - January 7, 2014
• Wally Stocker / Classic Bands Interview - January 2014
• Contact Music - November 26, 2013 - The Babys "Not Ready To Say Goodbye" Single / Pledge Music campaign
• Tony Brock / Times Record Interview (Fort Smith, AR) - December 9, 2013
• San Antonio Express News - June 10, 2014 - "I'll Have Some Of That" CD Review
• Wally Stocker / Classic Rock Revisited Interview - June 17, 2014
• Billboard.com / Wally Stocker Interview and "All I Wanna Do" Exclusive Premiere - June 18, 2014
• Tony Brock / Ultimate Classic Rock Interview - June 19, 2014
• Wally Stocker & Tony Brock / Vintage Rock Interview - June 20, 2014
• Wally Stocker / Rock Confidential Interview - June 23, 2014
• The Babys / World Entertainment News Network Interview - June 28, 2014
• The Babys / Rocker Zine Interview - August 2014
• Goldmine Magazine Review - September 2014
• Bravewords - January 12, 2015 - "I See You There" music video / Ashley Talent News Story
The Babys grace the cover of Goldmine Magazine. 7 page article by Ken Sharp.
“It’s exciting to finally hear new music from The Babys…. The Babys are definitely back.”
“The veteran rockers sound like they haven’t missed a step during the 30 years since their last album.”
“Bottom line, the playing on this sucker is good, the audio is well mixed, the songwriting is good and the vocal delivery is as strong as ever…This one is not only the surprise album of the year, it may end up being one of the best.”
-Classic Rock Revisited
“The minute you drop the needle (or push play), that unique Babys sound hits you like a full force gale when Stocker winds up and scratches out the riff to start off ‘Every Side Of You.’… If you've been waiting for a Babys reunion, I'll Have Some Of That is the total package — brimming over with power riffs and hooks, booming vocals, and that classic, in-the-pocket bottom end…but the Babys have come back swinging and sounding better than ever.”
“The Babys have basically picked up where they left off three decades ago…the members quickly demonstrate that their knack for catchy music and melodies is still intact.”
“I’ll Have Some Of That!, is a raw and rockin’ platter filled with songs that retain the classic sound of the band while still feeling like a modern Rock ‘n’ Roll album. If you are looking for some hook-filled melodic Hard Rock/AOR tinged with Blues influences, then look no further – The Babys are back!”
“Bisaha manages the neat trick of evoking Waite’s unique sound, while introducing a thrilling, personal touch that’s all his own. That he manages all this while simultaneously slapping out out some mean bass guitar was truly the icy on the cake…and I ate it right up, song after song.”
-Los Angeles Beat
“The songs on I’LL HAVE SOME OF THAT! are some of the greatest melodic rock tracks you will hear this year. It is exactly what you’d expect with excellent harmonies, catchy rhythms and general smooth sounds… An enjoyable listen to simply put it.”
“Bisaha's voice is powerful and bluesy in its own right and the similarities mostly come from the fact that this still sounds like Babys material and it's not much of a stretch to hear Waite singing any of these songs.”
-Blinded By Sound
“I’ll Have Some of That! is a terrific album that’s all killer and no filler…it’s a terrific collection of rock songs and ballads that will please fans of The Babys, as well as those who love great melodic rock.”
*ABC Radio Network (radio syndicate) – Ran story on I’ll Have Some Of That on May 5 – ABC News Radio.com – http://abcnewsradioonline.com/music-news/2014/5/5/the-babys-to-release-first-new-album-in-more-than-30-years-n.html
Bravewords (online) – Posted press release re: I’ll Have Some Of That on May 5 – http://www.bravewords.com/news/221874
*Classic Rock Revisited (online) – Posted press release in May 2014 re: I’ll Have Some Of That – http://www.classicrockrevisited.com/news.php
*Contact Music (online) – Picked up story from WENN regarding I’ll Have Some Of That on May 6 – http://www.contactmusic.com/story/the-babys-reunite-for-first-album-in-30-years_4181155
*Don411.com (online) – Posted press release in May 2014 – http://www.don411.com/142-music/1655-legendary-hit-makers-the-babys-reunite-release-new-single-first-album-in-30-years-with-i-ll-have-some-of-that-june-24.html
*Innocent Words (online) – Posted press release on May 5 – http://innocentwords.com/the-babys-release-first-new-album-in-30-years-ill-have-some-of-that-june-24/
*JET 100.7 (Pensacola, FL – radio) – Picked up story re: I’ll Have Some Of That from ABC Radio Network on May 9 – http://www.pensacolasjet.com/common/more.php?m=58&ts=1399467924&article=3773046DD48811E3B51EFEFDADE6840A&mode=2
Metal-Rules (online) – Posted press release re: I’ll Have Some Of That on May 5 – http://www.metal-rules.com/metalnews/2014/05/05/the-babys-release-first-new-album-in-30-years/
*Rock ‘N’ Roll Truth (online) – Posted press release re: I’ll Have Some Of That on May 6 – http://rockwrite.blogspot.com/2014/05/the-babys-reunite-to-release-new-album.html
*Roth And Roll Blog (online) – Ran story on album release on April 26 – http://rothnroll.blogspot.com/2014/04/the-babys-ill-have-some-of-that.html
*Sleaze Roxx (online) – Ran story on I’ll Have Some Of That album release on May 6 – http://www.sleazeroxx.com/news/02523.shtml?utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=feed&utm_campaign=Feed%3A+sleazeroxx+%28Sleaze+Roxx+News+Headlines%29
Ultimate Classic Rock (online) – Ran story on I’ll Have Some Of That on May 5 – http://ultimateclassicrock.com/babys-ill-have-some-of-that/
Vintage Rock (online) – Ran story on I’ll Have Some Of That on May 5 – http://vintagerocknews.blogspot.com/2014/05/the-babys-releasing-first-new-album-in.html
*WCSX (Detroit, MI – radio) – Ran story on I’ll Have Some Of That on their website on May 6 – http://www.wcsx.com/gmi/classicrocknews/2014/05/06/the-babys-return-after-34-year-hiatus#.U3Oh23bj6eZ
*WFJA (Sanford, NC – radio) – Picked up story re: I’ll Have Some Of That from ABC Radio Network on May 5 – http://www.classichitsandoldies.com/v2/2014/05/05/the-babys-to-release-first-new-album-in-more-than-30-years-next-month/
*WHOG 95.7 (Daytona Beach, FL – radio) – Ran mention of I’ll Have Some Of That in May 2014 – picked up from Ultimate Classic Rock – http://whog957.com/2014/05/05/the-babys-to-release-ill-have-some-of-that
*WOMC (Detroit, MI – radio) – Ran story on I’ll Have Some Of That on May 6 – http://womc.cbslocal.com/2014/05/06/the-babys-are-back-music-video/
‘Boomerocity.com (online) – Posted “Not Ready To Say Goodbye” video with press release on January 28 – http://www.boomerocity.com/notreadytosaygoodbyereview.html
Bravewords.com (online) – Interview with Wally completed on Wednesday, December 4 – posted on January 7 – Also posted “Not Ready To Say Goodbye” video with press release on January 21 – http://www.bravewords.com/news/216224 (interview), http://www.bravewords.com/news/216925 (video news story)
Classic Bands.com (online) – Interview completed on Wednesday, December 4 – posted in January 2014 – http://www.classicbands.com/BabysInterview.html
Classic Rock Revisited (online) – Posted press release re: band re-uniting in November 2013 – posted “Not Ready to Say Goodbye” video press release in January 2014 – high-traffic Classic Rock oriented website – http://www.classicrockrevisited.com/news.php
The Cutting Edge (online) – Ran story on the band reuniting in November 2013 – http://www.cuttingedgerocks.com/sister_n.html
Don411.com (online) – Posted press release re: the band reuniting on November 25 – clip received – http://don411.com/entry/the-babys-have-reformed-after-a-thirty-three-year-absence-from-the-music-scene-and-inked-a-new-record-deal-with-skyrocket-entertainment-a-division-of-rocket-science-ventures
Greater Media (news syndicate) – Ran story on “Not Ready To Say Goodbye” video on January 2014 – http://www.wcsx.com/gmi/classicrocknews/2014/01/31/the-babys-are-back#.Uuvb1vuznCU
Hollywood.com (online) – Picked up story from WENN on November 25 – http://www.hollywood.com/news/brief/55043411/reunited-the-babys-serving-up-new-music-in-time-for-the-holidays
Magic 93 WMGS (Wilkes-Barre, PA – radio) – Picked up story from ABC Radio Network on November 30 – http://www.magic93fm.com/common/more.php?m=58&ts=1385409600&article=0A6FC4B4560F11E3B51EFEFDADE6840A&mode=2
Metal-Rules (online) – Posted press release re: band reuniting on November 25 – Posted press release re: music video for “Not Ready To Say Goodbye” on January 22 – http://www.metal-rules.com/metalnews/2013/11/25/the-babys-reunite-record-new-single-and-plan-new-album/ (November 25), http://www.metal-rules.com/metalnews/2014/01/22/the-babys-release-new-video-for-not-ready-to-say-goodbye/ (January 22)
Rock ‘N’ Roll Truth (online) – Posted press release re: the band reuniting on November 25 – http://rockwrite.blogspot.com/2013/11/sights-and-sounds-neil-young-babys.html
Sleaze Roxx (online) – Posted press release re: band reuniting on November 21 – http://www.sleazeroxx.com/news/02266.shtml
Times Record (Fort Smith, AR – daily) – Interview completed on Wednesday, December 4 – ran on December 9 – circ. 9,800 – http://swtimes.com/features/entertainment/babys-back-new-lineup
Times Square Gossip (online) – Ran news item on the band reuniting on December 1 – http://www.timessquaregossip.com/2013/12/alec-baldwin-not-to-stay-up-late-with.html
True Oldies Channel (radio) – Picked up story from ABC Radio Network on December 2 – http://www.trueoldies.com/common/more.php?m=58&ts=1385409600&article=110C1715560F11E3B51EFEFDADE6840A&mode=2
Vintage Rock (online) – Posted press release re: “Not Ready To Say Goodbye” music video on February 6 – http://vintagerocknews.blogspot.com/2014/02/the-babys-release-new-video-prep-new.html
WFJA (Sanford, NC – radio) – Picked up story from ABC Radio Network on November 25 – http://www.classichitsandoldies.com/v2/2013/11/25/the-babys-releasing-first-new-song-in-decades-launch-campaign-to-fund-new-album/
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