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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 is a regular 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
Hard 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

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

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 20, 8:30-12:30am - Paper Rain, Smokehouse Restaurant, 4420 Lakeside Drive, Burbank, CA

January 21, 7:30-10:30pm - Paper Rain, Viva Cantina, 900 W. Riverside Drive, Burbank, CA 

February 18, 8:30-12:30am - Paper Rain, Smokehouse Restaurant, 4420 Lakeside Drive, Burbank, CA 

April 8, 8:30-12:30am - Paper Rain, Smokehouse Restaurant, 4420 Lakeside Drive, Burbank, CA

April 21, 8-11pm - Paper Rain, Viva Cantina, 900 W. Riverside Drive, Burbank, CA

April 29, 7-11pm - Dave Wilson Band, Pine Mountain Clubhouse, 2524 Beechwood Way, Pine Mountain Club, CA

May 5, 8-11pm - Dave Wilson Band, American Legion, 24527 Spruce Street, Santa Clarita, CA

June 3, 9:30-12:30 - Steve Valdez, Oyster House Saloon, 12446 Moorpark Street, Studio City, CA

June 10, 1-4pm - Karson City Rebels, Wine in the Pines Festival, Pine Mountain Club, CA 

June 10, 7-11pm - Karson City Rebels, Madd Bailey's Pub, 16200 Mill Potrero Hwy, Pine Mountain Club, CA

June 17, 7-10pm - Karson City Rebels, Chuy's, 25289 The Old Road, Stevenson Ranch, CA 

June 24, 7-11pm - Dave Wilson Band, Pine Mountain Clubhouse, 2524 Beechwood Way, Pine Mountain Club, CA 

July 1st, 7-11pm - Ghost Rider Band, Pine Mountain Clubhouse, 2524 Beechwood Way, Pine Mountain Club, CA 

July 15, 9pm-1am - Primal Force, Madd Bailey's Pub, 16200 Mill Potrero Hwy, Pine Mountain Club, CA

July 22, 7-11pm - Ghost Rider Band, Pine Mountain Clubhouse, 2524 Beechwood Way, Pine Mountain Club, CA

August 12, 11am-3pm - Karson City Rebels, Run to the Pines Auto Show, Pine Mountain Club, CA

August 12, 9pm-1am - Primal Force, Madd Bailey's Pub, 16200 Mill Potrero Hwy, Pine Mountain Club, CA

August 13, 4pm-7pm - Primal Force, Madd Bailey's Pub, 16200 Mill Potrero Hwy, Pine Mountain Club, CA

September 2nd, 9pm-1am - Karson City Rebels, Rock Inn, 17539 Elizabeth Lake Road, Lake Hughes, CA

September 9, 7:30pm-11pm - Higher Ground, Viva Cantina, 900 W. Riverside Drive, Burbank, CA

September 16, 7pm-11pm - Ghost Rider Band, Pine Mountain Clubhouse, 2524 Beechwood Way, Pine Mountain Club, CA 

September 23, 8:30pm-12:30am - Higher Ground, Smokehouse Restaurant, 4420 Lakeside Drive, Burbank, CA 

September 29, 7:30pm - 11pm - Higher Ground, Viva Cantina, 900 W. Riverside Drive, Burbank, CA 

November 4, 7:30 - 11pm - Higher Ground, Viva Cantina, 900 W. Riverside Drive, Burbank, CA

November 18, 7pm to 11pm - Dave Wilson Band, Pine Mountain Clubhouse, 2524 Beechwood Way, Pine Mountain Club, CA 

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