One of the world’s most beloved classic-rock bands, THE BABYS are back together after a 30-something year layover! The British
group made a massive impact back in the late 1970s and early 1980s with hits such as “Isn’t it Time,” “Head First,” “Midnight
Rendezvous,” “Every Time I Think of You” and “Back on My Feet Again.” Original drummer Tony Brock and original guitarist Wally
Stocker are back, and The Babys have found an incredible new singer in John Bisaha, whose vocals and bass playing fits The
Babys to a T, along with Joey Sykes, a renowned singer/songwriter. In concert, The Babys feature keyboardist Francesco
Saglietti and backing singers The Babettes.
The new Babys have instant credibility with a new song, the aptly named “Not Ready to Say Goodbye,” which has all the classic
Babys elements – amazing vocals, thoughtful lyrics and a chorus that lodges itself on your brain and refuses to leave for
days; the song can be found on the band’s web site= www.thebabysofficial.com – and there is already an instant buzz.
The Babys have been featured recently in Los Angeles Daily News, Metal Sludge, Rock Confidential, Classic Rock,
melodicrock.com, bringbackglam.com, legendaryrockinterviews.com, classicrockrevisited.com, AOL Patch, Santa Clarita
Signal newspaper, Ventura County Star newspaper and a score of others.
Former members John Waite, Jonathan Cain and Ricky Phillips have all gone on their own separate ways. Waite continues on as
a solo act. Cain joined Journey after leaving The Babys and penned a string of hit singles including “Don’t Stop Believing,”
the most downloaded song in history. Phillips is a longtime bass player for Styx. All have given their blessings regarding
the reformation of the band.
Below is a capsule look at each member of The Babys:
Tony Brock, drummer – Strongly considered one of the best drummers in the world, Brock plays with a rare combination of
feel and timing, combined with a preference to hit the drums just about as hard as possible. Post-Babys, Brock was a
long-time member of Rod Stewart’s band in addition to playing with Jeff Beck, Bernie Taupin and others. Eventually, Brock
founded Silver Dreams Studios www.silverdreamsstudios.com near Los Angeles, where he produced platinum records for Jimmy
Barnes and a string of others.
Wally Stocker, lead guitarist – A key force throughout The Babys’ original rise to stardom, Stocker first left home in
London at 15 with just a couple of pounds in his pocket and a guitar strapped to his back in pursuit of his rock and roll
dreams, and he has never turned back. A favorite among Babys fans for his spellbinding guitar riffs that always played the
spaces as well as the notes, Stocker went on to join Rod Stewart’s band, then Air Supply, then Humble Pie.
John Bisaha, vocals/bass – Blessed with a terrific rock voice that sounds about as close to one-of-a-kind Waite as you
can get, Bisaha proved an instant star at The Babys’ first comeback performance in July. The first song was “Looking For
Love,” and it took about 30 seconds for Bisaha to have the capacity crowd in the palm of his hand. He sings and looks
great – a key development for the new look Babys to succeed – and through the years Bisaha has made his mark in several
bands, theatre and studio work-- a natural born star.
Joey Sykes - guitars - Born and raised in New York, currently living in L.A. Also spends time writing in Nashville. Sykes
got his first real taste of the industry with the band Boystown. He signed a singles deal in England with EMI, toured and
recorded an album. His second break was a big one - lead guitarist/co-writer in the band Coward. In 1995, after only 6 months
of playing around Manhattan, they managed to create a bidding war, and ended up signing a record deal with Elektra records.
Shortly after signing the record deal, they signed a publishing deal with Warner-Chappel. More recently, Sykes has been
writing for artists, television, motion pictures, and producing other artists.