Melbourne! Baby Animals Secret Show Tonight!

Baby Animals

The Baby Animals original line-up (Suze DeMarchi, Dave Leslie, Frank Celenza & Eddie Parise) recently announced they’d be reforming for two shows only, to celebrate the 25th Anniversary of their iconic debut self-titled album. In a surprise announcement, the band have also confirmed that they will play a secret warm up show at Cherry Bar on AC/DC Lane in Melbourne tonight, 20 May, ahead of the Forum Theatre tomorrow night, 21 May. Read More …

INTERVIEW: Dave Leslie of The Baby Animals

daveandsuzeHot off the success of their first studio album release in 20 years, This Is Not The End (and its Top 20 ARIA Album Chart debut), iconic Aussie rockers The Baby Animals are hitting the road for the national Feed The Birds tour. The tour will be filmed for the band’s first ever live DVD, to be called Feed the Birds (Live). And Baby Animals can always be counted on for great guitar moments courtesy of lead guitarist Dave Leslie and vocalist Suze DeMarchi. Dave’s one of those incredibly adapatble players who is able to sound perfectly at home whether he’s playing a simple rhythm part, dishing out the shred or – and this seems to be his most impressive skill – playing the kind of stuff that sounds simple until you try to play it yourself, whereupon you learn that it’s impossibly perfect and unpredictable. I Heart Guitar caught up with Dave right before the tour kick-off to talk shop.  Read More …

Gear Porn by Dave Leslie: Ernie Ball Music Man EVH

EVHI remember it as if it was yesterday. February 24 1992 in Fort Wayne, Indiana. Baby Animals were out on tour as the support act for Van Halen on the last half of their F.U.C.K. tour. We had been on tour for about a month and were having a blast! We felt as if we were part of a travelling juggernaut, 10 semi-trailers, 8 tour buses, a production that almost needed its own postcode it seemed so huge… The venues were all arenas averaging about 10,000 people and because of the good airplay that Painless was getting on MTV, the audiences were very receptive. Our show consisted of 40 minutes of the rockin’-est stuff we had, played as hard as we could then run laughing offstage to do a Meet & Greet, get changed and then prepare to watch VH play… Read More …

Baby Animals To Film DVD On Tour

4465249After putting on a killer show to a packed Hi Fi Bar here in Melbourne recently, the Baby Animals will hit the road again for national Feed The Birds tour. Their new album, This Is Not The End, debuted in the Top 20 ARIA Album Chart, and the tour will be filmed for the band’s first ever live DVD, Feed The Birds (Live). You can pre-order the DVD, or grab a limited release bundle that includes a ticket to the show and a signed copy of the DVD upon its release for Christmas, from thebabyanimals.com Read More …