Missing Persons featuring Dale Bozzio

Missing Persons

Famed as much for their video-ready space-age image as for their music, the Los Angeles-based New Wave outfit Missing Persons formed in 1980, a year after the marriage of singer Dale Bozzio and her drummer husband Terry. A onetime member of Frank Zappa's backing band, Terry Bozzio met the former Dale Consalvi (an ex-Playboy Bunny) at a Hollywood recording studio; after founding Missing Persons -- initially dubbed U.S. Drag -- the couple recruited fellow Zappa alumni Warren Cuccurullo on guitar and Patrick O'Hearn on bass, and with classically-trained keyboardist Chuck Wild in tow, they began playing area clubs.
In 1981, the band released its self-titled debut EP; after signing to Capitol, the label reissued the record in 1982, and the singles "Words" and "Destination Unknown" both nearly hit the Top 40. Their videos also helped Missing Persons find success on the fledgling MTV network, where Dale Bozzio's hiccuping voice and campy look (comprised of shocking-pink hair and sci-fi outfits capped off with Plexiglass bras) combined with the group's synth-driven songs to make them naturals for heavy rotation.
Later in 1982, the group issued its first full-length album, Spring Session M (an anagram of their name), which launched the underground smash "Walking in L.A."
After 1984's Rhyme and Reason notched only a minor hit with the single "Give", Missing Persons enlisted Chic's Bernard Edwards to produce 1986's dance-pop effort Color in Your Life. the album stiffed, however, and both the band and the Bozzios themselves broke up. While Dale Bozzio issued one solo album on Prince's Paisley Park label, Terry Bozzio went on to work with Jeff Beck; Cuccurullo, meanwhile, joined Duran Duran, O'Hearn recorded several instrumental New Age albums, and Wild composed music for films and television.
TODAY : Dale Bozzio ( Lead Singer and Founding member ) continues to tour the states with her new line up of Missing Persons. Performing his Greatest Hits for audience's around the world " Destination Unknown, Words, Here & Now, Give, Walking In L.A., I Can't Think About Dancin, Windows.

The Fabulous Rudies

This San Diego alternative band with a funky, jazz / ska sound (heavy on the brass) has been burning up the Southern California club scene for the past two years. This eclectic female fronted outfit of high demand has received national media attention through regular and college radio, television, and trade magazines. It's no wonder this young, talented and highly touted band is ready to bring a new sound to the music world.

Originally a ska band, The Rudies began when a young schoolteacher, Tom Voris of San Marcos High School, put together the band, consisting mostly of students, to play at local school events. Voris, a performer himself, had no idea The Rudies (now The Fabulous Rudies) would evolve into one of San Diego's finest musical acts. Voris, "Tommy 2Rude", is the toaster of the band and also sings, however, managing and promoting the band has become a full time job.

The Rudies consist of three horns, which Voris hand-picked from the school's Jazz and Marching Band. Very talented, experienced, and welltrained musicians that have played with each other since grade school, give the Rudies a very explosive dance beat. The horn section includes Aaron Hudson (Saxophone), Don Carter (Lead Trombone), and Danny Mercado (Bass Trombone). Hudson and Carter have played an intricate part in the writing of the band's songs. In fact, most of the new material was either written by Hudson and/or Carter.

The band's star feature is the vocals of Chandra. An opera trained singer since she was very young. Chandra can do it all! She's an actress, singer, and dancer. She even choreographed a dance show at the high school. Chandra was represented for her talents by the Bobby Ball Agency in Hollywood. She sings weekly at church and recently sang the National Anthem at the San Diego Padres game. She's placed in the top ten nationally at the Spotlight on Talent Awards at the Dorothy Chandler Pavilion in Los Angeles the past two years.

The drum and the baseline give the band another diverse quality. Joe Tracey (Drums) and Joe Hagins (Bass Guitar) give the band a harder edge since both players came from local punk bands, yet many reggae artists love to play with them because of their tightness and rootsy groove. Tracey, "Crazy Joe", is also the team leader of the band helping Voris with internal group relations. Tracey also sings back-up and lead vocals on a number of songs. Newest member, Brian Barton completes the rhythm section at lead guitar. Barton's metal influence enhances the sections hard edge.

Tara Ferraro, AKA "The Rudie Girl", helps the band through promotion and financial management. She also backs up Chandra nicely on vocals. The Ann Waugh Agency is representing Tara as an actor in Hollywood. Locally in San Diego, she is being represented by Agency 2.

Collectively, The Fabulous Rudies play a highly danceable, very diverse sound. They're a fun band! Do not miss this band in concert, you won't be disappointed.



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