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Bonzo Bash, Randy Rhoads Remembered & Soundcheck Live = BASH FEST 2018 shapes up to be best year yet for classic rock’s fans and all-star players

Tichy/Sutton Productions is pleased to announce the 5th annual Bash Fest at newly renovated The Yost in Santa Ana, CA in January 2018. For three nights, some of music’s most prolific artists have been confirmed to pay tribute to their heroes for a legendary weekend of music and madness.

Producers Brian Tichy and Joe Sutton have been creating unique celebration concerts for the past several years, and have now combined them into one weekend of All-Star mayhem to coincide with NAMM, the largest music convention in the US on January 24, 25 & 26, 2018.

For the first time in Bash Fest history, Wednesday, January 24th, 2018 kicks off with All-Star jam night Soundcheck Live. Soundcheck Live is a monthly Hollywood jam series that features some of LA’s most notable touring and session players and marquee musical talent. Steve Ferlazzo of Ferlazzo Productions, creator of Soundcheck Live had this to say, “We’re super excited to kick off this year’s Bash Fest with Soundcheck Live! Big thanks to Brian Tichy and Joe Sutton for bringing the Soundcheck Live experience to The Yost on Wednesday, Jan 24th, 2018! We’re lining up some of the biggest A-list musical talent for an evening of kick-ass music!”

So far, Soundcheck Live has revealed that their house band “The Resident Band” will be comprised of the following players:

Derek Frank – Shania Twain

Glen Sobel – Alice Cooper

Steve Ferlazzo – Richie Sambora + Orianthi, Avril Lavigne, Soundcheck Live founder

Carl Restivo – Tom Morello, Satellite Party

Steve Fekete – Gwen Stefani, Avril Lavigne, Vertical Horizon


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Thursday, January 25th, 2018

The second night of Bash Fest features fan favorite Bonzo Bash. This is the first of these shows the Tichy / Sutton team produced, with the first one taking place September 25th, 2010, on the 30th anniversary of Bonham’s passing. This concept was created by Tichy to celebrate the drummer most consider the greatest in rock n’ roll: John Henry Bonham. They have since taken the show to not only Russia but both US coasts, with BashFest 2018 sure to be the mightiest one yet. The show highlights the industry’s top drummers playing their favorite Led Zeppelin tunes. Each drummer will be accompanied by house band The Moby Dicks.

Player line-up to date:


Carmine Appice (Modern Drummer 2014 Hall of Fame / Bonzo Bash 2013 Legend)

Deen Castronovo (Revolution Saints / Journey / Ozzy Osbourne / The Dead Daisies)

Jason Bittner (Overkill / Shadows Fall)

Jimmy D’Anda (Lies Deceit & Treachery)

Ray Luzier (Korn / KXM)

Khurt Maier (Salty Dog)

Stephen Perkins (James’s Addiction)

Gregg Potter (Buddy Rich Band)

Glen Sobel (Alice Cooper)

Mike Terrana (Rage / Yngwie Malmsteen)

Brian Tichy (Bonzo Bash founder)

Many more to come!!

The Moby Dicks House Band:

Chas West (Resurrection Kings / Bonham) – Vox

Doug Aldrich (Dead Daisies / Whitesnake / Dio / Revolution Saints) – Guitar

Phil Soussan (Last In Line / Ozzy Osbourne / Billy Idol) – Bass

Steve Ferlazzo (Soundcheck Live founder / Richie Sambora + Orianthi) – Keys

Brian Tichy (Bonzo Bash founder) – Drums / Guitar


Official Website:

Bonzo Bash FB Page:


Press & VIP Contact Noelle Kim – – 310.849.3444


Friday, January 26, 2018

Rounding off the weekend will be the 3rd and final show of Bash Fest taking place on Friday, January 26th, 2018 with Randy Rhoads Remembered, a celebration of the brilliant and original Ozzy Osbourne guitarist Randy Rhoads. Tichy and Sutton created this event in 2013 after agreeing Randy Rhoads surely deserved recognition for his musical impact. They are both huge fans of Rhoads’, and Tichy himself played with Ozzy Osbourne. Randy’s brother Kelle Rhoads performs and his sister Kathy Rhoads D’Argenzio shares her stories making this a very touching and personal experience for all involved.

Player Line-up to date:

Michael Angelo Batio (Nitro)

Scotti Hill (Skid Row)

Marzi Montazeri (Heavy As Texas / formerly Phil Anselmo & The Illegals)

Monte Pittman (Madonna)

Rowan Robertson (DIO / DC4 / Bang Tango)

Janet Robin (Lindsey Buckingham / Student of Randy Rhoads)

Akira Takasaki (Loudness)

Ron “Bumblefoot” Thal (Sons of Apollo / Guns N’ Roses)

Brian Tichy (RRR founder)

House Band “The Madmen”

Rudy Sarzo (Bass Legend / Ozzy Osbourne / Quiet Riot / Whitesnake / The Guess Who) Bass

Brian Tichy (RRR founder) Drums

Phil Soussan (Last In Line / Ozzy Osbourne / Billy Idol) Bass

Kelle Rhoads (Kelle Rhoads Band) Vox

Steve Ferlazzo (Richie Sambora- Orianthi / Soundcheck Live founder) Keys

Dewey Bragg (Bill Ward’s Day Of Errors / Möth / Kill Devil Hill) Vox

Chas West (Resurrection Kings / Bonham) Vox

Pete Shoulder (The Union) Vox

Neil Turbin (Bleed The Hunger / DeathRiders / Anthrax) Vox

+ Kathy Rhoads (Guest Speaker)


Official Website:

Randy Rhoads Remembered FB:


Tickets available now!

Limited VIP packages available


VIP, sponsorships & all other show Info, please contact:

NKPR Mgmt & Productions – 310.849.3444

Media Contact: Noelle Kim –

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