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Ken Babal started playing drums professionally at age 17 with East Coast 60s recording groups the Shangri-Las, Vogues and Lou Christie. After making a move to Los Angeles, he toured with October Country (Epic Records) and began playing clubs, concerts and recording sessions with many notable artists, including Don McLean, Bonnie Bramlett, Michael McDonald, Tata Vega and Helen Forrest as well as members of Steely Dan and the Eagles. Ken is author of the classic Manual of Rock Drumming and a contributor to DRUM! Magazine. He continues to play clubs and concerts. Credits include the movie soundtrack Paradise Motel and Rock and Roll Hall of Fame group, the Drifters.

Musical Styles
Rock, Pop, R & B, Blues, Latin, Country, Rockabilly, Light Jazz, Standards (All Pop Styles)

Friends
Lou Farah, Higher Ground, Steve Valdez, Two Dogs Band, Steve Kidda, Thom Teresi and the Street Smart Band, Rhombus Records, Mondo Celaya, Mark W. Curran, Cruisin’ Oldies Concerts, Steffen Presley, Song-Haven Studios, Danny Dean & The Homewreckers, Tom Huggins, Joe Martinez, Domonique Garcia, Brian Lee, Nina Harris, Steve Mann, Dave Denering, Joey Rome, Alex Vogel, Randy Beckett's Rebel Train, Kenny Lee Lewis, Bob Metzger, Pete Snell, Paper Rain, Dan Carson, Rocket Oldies Internet Radio, Ernie Hernandez, Coco and the Swing Cats, Art Holland, Dave Wilson, Billy Darnell, Frank Galuppo, Gil Karson, Don Butler, Robert Heft

Reviews
“Babal understands the importance of loud, fast pops on the drums. Occasionally, he would double his tempo, and then slide effortlessly back to a slower driving beat...Babal’s drumming probably moved the crowd more than anything else did.”
Charlie Mullin, Music Connection

“Vogel and Babal are a fuel-injected rhythm section that supercharges every song.”
Bernard Baur, Music Connection 

It's always amazing to me when a musician sub who you've never played with before walks on stage and just nails it all night long. Well, that just happened last night with Ken Babal. Superb drummer.         Robert Heft Blues Band

Samples
KEN BABAL with Classic Rock Band PAPER RAIN - Video

KEN BABAL with R & B/Disco Group HIGHER GROUND - Video

Swing - Topsy (Performed and Arranged by Ken Babal)

Country - My Baby's Eyes (Billy Burnor)

Latin - Besame Mama (Two Dogs Band)

Blues - Slow Blues (Blues Gurus)

Rockabilly - Hobo Man (Rebel Train)

R & B - What's Goin On (Two Dogs Band)

Alternative Rock - Still the One (Pal Joey)

 

UPCOMING GIGS

January 7, 9pm-1am - Karson City Rebels, Rock Inn, 17539 Elizabeth Lake Road, Lake Hughes, CA

February 17, 6-10pm - Dave Wilson Band, Pine Mountain Clubhouse, 2524 Beechwood Way, Pine Mountain Club, CA

March 3, 6-10pm - Karson City Rebels, Pine Mountain Clubhouse, 2524 Beechwood Way, Pine Mountain Club, CA

March 10, 8-11pm - Higher Ground, Viva Rancho Cantina, 900 W. Riverside Drive, Burbank, CA 

March 17, 4-7pm - Higher Ground, St. Patrick Church 70th anniversary, 6160 Cartwright Avenue, North Hollywood, CA 

April 14, 8-11pm - Higher Ground, Viva Rancho Cantina, 900 W. Riverside Drive, Burbank, CA

May 5, 6-10pm - Karson City Rebels, Pine Mountain Clubhouse, 2524 Beechwood Way, Pine Mountain Club, CA

May 26, 8pm-12am - Robert Heft Blues Band, Rock Inn, 17539 Elizabeth Lake Road, Lake Hughes, CA

June 2, 8pm-12am - Alan Wright Band, VFW Post 6885, 16208 Sierra Highway, Canyon Country, CA

June 7, 7-10pm - Dave Wilson Band, Bergie's Steak House, 16404 Delone Street, Santa Clarita, CA

June 9, 12-4pm - Karson City Rebels, Wine in the Pines, Pine Mountain Club, CA

June 16, 8:30-11:30pm - Higher Ground, The Warehouse Restaurant, 4499 Admiralty Way, Marina del Rey, CA 

June 24, 2-4pm - Blue Condition 50th Anniversary Reunion Dance Concert, Petie's Place, 6025 Reseda Boulevard, Tarzana, CA

June 30, 9pm-1am, Robert Heft Blues Band, Rock Inn, 17539 Elizabeth Lake Road, Lake Hughes, CA 

July 1, 5-9pm, Robert Heft Blues Band, VFW Post 6885, 16208 Sierra Highway, Canyon Country, CA

July 14, 9:30pm-12:30am, Robert Heft Blues Band, Surfside, 23 Windward Avenue, Venice, CA

July 28, 6-10pm, Dave Wilson Band, Pine Mountain Clubhouse, 2524 Beechwood Way, Pine Mountain Club, CA 

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