The Babys are back!
The group -- whose string of 70s hits included "Isn't It Time," "Every Time I Think of You" and "Midnight Rendezvous" -- has ended a 30-year hiatus with a new lineup and a new video, "Not Ready to Say Goodbye," with an album planned for April.
The Babys were revived by guitarist Wally Stocker and drummer Tony Brock, and Stocker tells us it's something the two have wanted to do for some time: "Tony and I have been kicking this around for a few years and trying to get John (Waite) involved. And he's always sort of responded that he's got his own thing now and he's quite happy with that. Tony and I just sort of got on with what we were doing.
Through the years we discussed it a few times, and I guess about 18 months ago he called me up and said, 'What do you think if we try and give it another shot?' We knew (Waite) really wasn't interested, so if we decided we could find the right singer who could pull it off, it's worth giving it another go, so that's what we did."
John Bisaha is singing lead and playing bass for the current incarnation of the Babys, with Joey Sykes on rhythm guitar. The group is funding the new album through PledgeMusic, and fans wanting to invest can find information at www.pledgemusic.com/thebabys. Stocker says the Babys plan to tour as well this year.