It’s not every day that British rock stars who’ve signed million-dollar record deals, attained chart topping success and are linked to established acts, such as Rod Stewart and Elton John, support the Santa Clarita Valley with a benefit concert.
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But next week, The Babys next gig is just that.
“I wonder who started this hairdo first… Rod Stewart or you?” said the Babys’ guitarist J.P. Cervoni playfully to the Babys’ drummer Tony Brock on his tousled hair style.
“We can both equally pull it off,” Brock said with a laugh.
Hearing J.P. Cervoni joke about Rod Stewart’s hair gives insight to Brock’s close association with music legend Rod Stewart, who Brock has been a drummer for on numerous tours.
Looking to help the Santa Clarita Valley Food Pantry and the children’s shelter, the group of rockers and friends are bringing their music and antics to Agoura’s Canyon Club on July 18.
It will feature vocalist contestant Dilana Robichaux from CBS reality TV show “Rockstar Supernova,” as well as the Legends of Rock Allstars, a jam band that features members of Pink Floyd and Supertramp.
“It’s a wonderful cause,” said the Babys drummer Tony Brock. “It’s doing as much for us as it does for them. I’m thankful to work with the SCV Food Pantry for this benefit concert.”
Known for crafting Billboard chart topping hits like “Every Time I Think Of You” and “Isn’t It Time” in the late 1970s, these classic rock pioneers recently reformed after their breakup in 1981.
The new lineup consists of founding member Brock on drums; Cervoni on guitar; original member Wally Stocker on guitar; and John Bisaha on bass and vocals.
“I was introduced to Tony Brock and I’m a huge fan of the Babys, so I asked him if the Babys wanted to do the charity concert and he jumped right on board, ” said Ron Whitaker, who produced the Babys’ benefit concert event with Santa Clarita resident Rodica Isabella Shaldan. Whitaker has played drums for acclaimed rock legends Guns and Roses, Def Leppard and Quiet Riot, and both Whitaker and Shaldan have won numerous humanitarian awards.
The benefit concert set list will feature classics and the new single “Not Ready To Say Goodbye.”
It retains the same timeless quality their music was known for in the 1970s, and is a tribute song to their recent return and debut as a band since 1981.
“The Babys were definitely not ready to say goodbye,” Cervoni said in a statement. “They were on the route to becoming superstars. The look, the sound and the writing capability… It was all there.
“Unfortunately, internal things happen with band members and they dismantled. They definitely did leave the music scene too soon and I’m happy we’re back together.”
The Babys’ return occurred in 2013 and this benefit concert , in conjunction with the SCV food pantry, at the Canyon Club in Agoura Hills is expected to be the first time the Babys are expected to perform on-stage in 30 years.
“There’s a lot of bands couldn’t come back because their music couldn’t keep up. I think our music is still relevant today and our fans are thrilled we’re back and we’re still gathering new fans,” according to Brock’s statement.
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The Babys’ benefit concert is expected to be held at the Canyon Club in Agoura Hills on July 18. Doors open at 6. The concert commences at 7:30 p.m.
The Canyon Club is situated at 28912 Roadside Drive, Agoura, CA 91301.
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Source: Santa Clarita News