Formerly of the band Cinderella, musician Tom Keifer has overcome a lot including addiction and severe vocal cord injuries, but is still rocking out today with his current project “The Tom Keifer Band.” In his teen years Tom briefly battled addiction but was able to pull himself up by his bootstraps and break free of his demons. Early on he made a conscious decision to focus on making music and more positive things than using drugs, and has never looked back to those dark days. This empowered him to work hard on the art he was so passionate about and not fall into the forthcoming traps of rock stardom. Not being a big fan of academics, Keifer needed just a little coaxing from his wise and persuasive Mother, who bribed him with the Gibson Les Paul he had so coveted. Her plan worked like a charm, and Tom earned […]
On October 28th 2017, The Cave will once again be home to the world’s premier Journey tribute band DSB, short for Don’t Stop Belivin’, and we recently had the pleasure of speaking with Juan Del Castillo–frontman and lead singer.
Del Castillo began his career over 9 years ago when he responded to an ad of a different Journey Tribute band in search of a lead singer. Shortly after joining the first band he realized it was something he could excel at and decided to form his own band to focus on the music of Journey rather than looking like Journey…thus DSB was born.
As we were talking about the history of DSB, I was curious to know if there was a significant moment in the group’s history. Del Castillo instantly responded with a memory from a show they played in Santa Clarita, Ca., back when they were just up and coming, […]
Although the British invasion may have started in the late 50’s early 60’s, the shock waves reverberated through the decades.
One of the bands to rise from the ashes left by their UK counterparts was The Babys. Hitting the front lines as a unit in 1975, they attacked the American charts from 1976-81, scoring direct hits with “Isn’t It Time”, and “Every Time I think Of You”.
The 70’s proved to be a memorable decade as it relates to classic rock, and The Babys made their mark in the short time they recorded.
The soldiers may have changed over the years but Tony Brock and Wally Stocker continue to lead the troops to victory in their musical assault.
In 2012 they rallied new recruits including John Bisaha, Joey Sykes, Francesco Saglietti, & The Babettes(Holly & Elisa), and in 2014 stormed back into the game with the release of “I’ll Have Some Of That“.
Recently I had the pleasure of speaking with musician Riki Hendrix. Although not a blood relative of Jimi (cousins by marriage), he embodies a similar flare and passion for performing, and has been given the blessing of the family to carry on the legendary name.
Riki started playing in a Jimi Hendrix tribute band in the 60’s with Randy Hansen, who later continued on alone, while Riki pursued a solo career. Hendix’s musical journey also included his first recording which was with a group called “The Booty People”. He hated the band name but loved the experience and the members.
Riki played guitar in a rock opera in Singapore which received a standing ovation, all whilst not being able to read music at the time and improvising. He was invited to Vancouver to be on a BBC television show which gave him some recognition as a Jimi Hendrix tribute artist, even […]