ERUPTING FROM THE COOL LOUISIANA MUSIC SCENE and stealing the hearts of every listener, delivering a class act from start to finish with smooth, sultry vocals that never grow old...introducing the TEST TONE BABIES!!! The female vocalist (Denise Spohn/ONYA), has been compared to many accomplished vocalists. Among them are: Janis Joplin, Diana Krall, Carol King, Chrissie Hynde of The Pretenders and Sade. That is a broad example but there IS something VERY SPECIAL about this voice.
And the band has a groove that brings the dancers to the floor every time. With their extreme level of experience it is no wonder how...They haven't been together long but their level of experience is very long! Many bands just work on the weekends...the Test Tone Babies are full time professional musicians working in the studio and live on a daily basis. If you want your event to remembered forever...hire these cats!
Using all their skill and some of the hottest technology of modern times, The Test-Tone Babies' show has been described as a "out of this world!" taking the audience from rock, to pop, to R&B and back again..."NEVER LIMITED...ALWAYS ENTERTAINING!" Reference letters are available upon request.
Introducing band members:
The Test-Tone Babies
Darren Osborn – an accomplished percussionist – has been performing in venues and professional recording studios, across the continent, since he was a youngster of sixteen. Starting out in Nashville's professional recording circuit, Darren honed his skills of precision and finesse required to perform any genre of music that has the ability to transform your experience.
Brian Basco's performance has been described as “spine tingling”; “a unique and spontaneous performance with the audience”; and “a ride to the edge and back.” Beginning his career at the age of sixteen, Brian has also performed across the US and Canada in rock, country and R&B bands. Being a multi-instrumentalist has given him the fantastic ability to layer keyboard sounds from other instruments during the live shows, which entices the audience experiencing it to tonal climax. His smooth vocal, added to the mix, is a sweet tonal sensation.
Darren and Brian, together, were in the house band at the Western Sky Club in Bossier, Louisiana during the 1990's. Their rendition of country and rock packed the house to the capacity of 700 people every night for three years.
Gary Graves, like the rest of the band, has been a professional in the music business all of his life and plays the bass like no other. He's grooved with the best of them too…including Paul McCartney. Gary's unique vocal quality adds a punky flare to the tried and tested tones of The Test-Tone Babies.
Audiences have long been raving about Denise (ONYA) Spohn's vocals since her first performance on stage at the age of fourteen. In the past, she has been noted for her rock, country and R&B vocals. Now audiences will get a real treat as she performs the perfect rock/pop set wooing the audience with her delightful voice.
Reliable, talented professionals will entertain your guests expertly if you so choose to hire the Test Tone Babies! No one else has a tighter rhythm for dancing or more beautiful vocals for romancing. They are most definitely the life of the party and your guests will be so entertained and so thrilled to have seen this live show that it will burn into their memories forever as the best live band at any event ever! Versatility is another asset that will blow your guests minds as these kind folks can switch gears and play most anything...from adult contemporary to rock to country...from sexy to sultry to just gotta get up and dance! They have been known to make people cry because a spouse that has not had the ability to get up and dance...has gotten up and danced for the first time in years. Don't take any chances on your special event...hire the best today: the Test Tone Babies!!!
Brian Basco (Keys),
Darren Osborn (Drums),
Gary Graves (Bass guitar),
Denise Spohn (ONYA) (Lead vocals/percussion)