In 1987, Big Daddy traveled to Sydney, Australia. The month was January, which put us right in the middle of summertime half way across the world. We left a cold and rainy Los Angeles and landed in a warm and sunny land very far away. How fantastic! We were to stay there for two months and perform 6 nights a week at a very popular theatre called Kinsellas, right in the heart of the Kings Cross. … read more
"Bubba" (Tom Lee) with a few notes about a wonderful experience...
I remember my first introduction to Duane Eddy as an 8 year old kid, living in Detroit. I was sick, home from school listening to my big brother's records in bed . I heard Rick Nelson's "Hello, Mary Lou", Jimmy Jones "Handy Man", and Duane Eddy's "Rebel Rouser", and had to listen to them over & … read more
Lightnin' Bob here with a Big Daddy "Blast From The Past"...
The year was 1986 and we were in the heyday of our "casino touring years." The current stint was at Caesars Tahoe (now known as The Montbleu Resort) in Lake Tahoe California. We got word that on this particular night, Duane Eddy, one of our major musical influences might be in the audience to see our show!
The band was very excited … read more
Sunburst Recording, Established 1983 - Closed 2014. Homebase for Big Daddy and many others. Over the years Sunburst's clients included Vince Gill, Albert Lee, Steve Allen, David Hildalgo, Freddie Cannon, Lou Christie, Mickey Dolenz, Richie Havens, Darlene Love, Firesign Theater, Lily Tomlin, George Carlin, Adam Sandler... and the list goes on... Thirty years of recording music, spoken word, and … read more
Big Daddy was touring all over the place, back in the 80's & 90's. We were fortunate to have
success over in Europe and Austrailia, thanks to record support with Rhino Records our label.
As much of blast that it was, after a while it sure was good to be back home. Los Angeles, that is.
Yeah, the traffic, smog, the best mexican food, and yes of course our families. And the great thing
was … read more
Hey there, Donny D here. Want to wish everyone Happy Thanksgiving! The holidays are here and I'm so glad to have finished the new Big Daddy CD and Documentary. I'm so proud of the Big Daddy guys, Bob-Marty & Tom and all the musicians who worked so hard to make "Smashing Songs of Staage & Screen" a wonderful creative CD. We're all taking a well needed break to re-energize for the next stage … read more
We're working hard to make our deadline of September finishing "Smashing Songs of Stage & Screen". This month of July we're really starting to roll. The basic and over-dub tracks are completed and sound more than great! This month will have the lead vocals done. Tom 'Bubba' Lee's coming out from Detroit at the end of this month to lay down his lead and background vocal tracks. Lots of fun, … read more
Click Here!BIG DADDY BACK ON TRACK!
Now, for this new album we've decided to tackle some of the most memorable songs of Broadway Stage and Silver Screen ... smash'em apart, then mash'em back together with some of the most memorable sounds of the fabulous fifties. An orchestral overhaul, so to speak ... a musical makeover. Sound interesting? Want to hear the finished product? Stay in touch … read more