Bonzo Bash, Randy Rhoads Remembered, A Farewell To Kings (a Salute To 4 Decades of Rush Music) Combine For This Year’s Bashfest During NAMM 2017

After much-hyped speculation, Tichy/Sutton Productions is pleased to announce the first round of artists who will be participating in the 4th annual BashFest at the Yost Theater in Santa Ana, CA in January 2017. For three nights, some of music’s most prolific artists will come together and 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 music and madness to coincide with NAMM January 18, 19 & 20, 2017.


Wednesday, January 18th, 2017 kicks off BashFest with A Farewell to Kings (A salute to 4 decades of Rush music). So far the line-up is as follows:

Francesco DiCosmo (Thin Lizzy / Montrose) Bass & Vox
Walter Ino (Survivor) Guitar
Jonathan Sindelman (Alan White Band, Keith Emerson Band, The Steppes) Keys
Brian Tichy (AFTK Founder) Drums


Joe Bergamini (Author/ Co-Producer of Neil Peart’s
“Taking Center Stage” Book+DVD / Broadway / Happy the Man) Drums
Jason Bittner (Shadow’s Fall / Flotsam & Jetsam) Drums
Phil Demmel (Machine Head) Guitar
Shane Gaalaas (Yngwie Malmsteen/ Michael Schenker/ Diesel Machine)
Andy V Galeon (Death Angel)
Marzi Montazeri (Heavy As Texas / formerly Philip H. Anselmo and the Illegals) Guitar
Joe Travers Music (Zappa Vaultmeister / Zappa Plays Zappa) Drums
Chas West (Resurrection Kings / Bonham) Vox


A Farewell to Kings FB Page:
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Thursday, January 19th, 2017 the madness continues 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 performs and his sister Kathy Rhoads, shares her stories making this a very touching and personal experience for all involved.

The following artists have been confirmed as participants in Randy Rhoads Remembered:

Dewey Bragg (Kill Devil Hill) Vox
Steve Ferlazzo@ (Avril Lavigne/ Lucky Strike Soundcheck Live Founder) Keyboards
Rudy Sarzo (Quiet Riot / Ozzy Osbourne / Whitesnake) Bass
Phil Soussan (Ozzy Osbourne / Billy Idol) Bass
Brian Tichy (Randy Rhoads Remembered Founder) Drums

Doug Aldrich (formerly of DIO / Whitesnake / The Dead Daisies)
Richie Faulkner (Judas Priest)
Marzi Montazeri (Heavy As Texas / formerly Philip H. Anselmo & The Illegals)
Mike Orlando (Adrenaline Mob / Sonic Stomp)
Rowan Robertson (DIO / Bang Tango / DC4)
Janet Robin (Student of Randy’s / Lindsey Buckingham)
Monte Pittman (Madonna)
Brian Tichy (RRR Founder)
Roy Z (Halford / Dickinson)

Kelle Rhoads and his band
Kathy Rhoads D’Argenzio
Chas West (Bonham / Resurrection Kings)

Randy Rhoads Remembered FB Page:
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Rounding off the weekend is the fan favorite Bonzo Bash. This will be the 3rd and final show of Bash Fest taking place on Friday, January 20th, 2017.

This was the first of these shows that Tichy & Sutton have produced, with the first one taking place September 25th, 2010, on the 30th anniversary of Bonham’s passing. They have since taken the show to both coasts, with BashFest 2017 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.

The following artists have been confirmed to participate in this year’s Bonzo Bash:

Bonzo Bash 2017 is dedicated to the memory of Alphonse Mouzon (1948-2016)

Co-hosted by Drum Legend Carmine Appice Himself!

Charlie Benante (Anthrax)
Jason Bittner (Shadows Fall / Flotsam & Jetsam)
Jimmy D’Anda (Lynch Mob)
Johnny Dee (Doro Pesch / Britny Fox)
John Hummel (Matt O’Ree Band / Lady Gaga)
Ray Luzier (Korn)
Khurt Maier (Salty Dog)
Dave “Chilli” Moreno (Puddle Of Mudd)
Xavier Muriel (Buckcherry)
Imv Stephen Perkins (Jane’s Addiction)
Gregg Potter (Buddy Rich Band)
Rich Redmond (Jason Aldean)
Jason Sutter (Smashmouth / Marilyn Manson / Chris Cornell)
Brian Tichy (Bonzo Bash Founder)
Les Warner (The Cult)
Steven Wolf (Katy Perry, Miley Cyrus, Beyoncé)
Simon Wright (AC/DC / DIO / Queensryche)


Robert Mason (Warrant) Vox
Mitch Malloy (Vox)
More To Come!

Doug Aldrich (formerly of Whitesnake/ DIO) Guitar
Steve Ferlazzo (Avril Lavigne/ Lucky Strike Soundcheck Live Founder) Keys
Phil Soussan (Ozzy Osbourne / Billy Idol) Bass
Brian Tichy (Bonzo Bash Founder) Drums
Chas West (Bonham/ Resurrection Kings) Vox

Bonzo Bash FB Page:
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More artists for ALL shows will be announced soon, so keep an eye out!

Tickets available now!

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