Hailing from the Bellingham area, Baby Cakes first formed on New Year’s Eve 2014. Since then they’ve wowed audiences with live performances throughout the Pacific Northwest at live music venues, festivals, weddings, and corporate events.
A 10-piece powerhouse of highly experienced and talented musicians, Baby Cakes takes their audiences on a luxurious joyride through the golden age of American Soul, funk, and R&B.
Featuring male and female lead vocals and full horn and rhythm sections, Baby Cakes brings to life the spirit, energy, and emotion of the most popular classic music in history. Playing everything from Wilson Pickett, Aretha Franklin, and Earth, Wind, and Fire to Beyonce and Bruno Mars, Baby Cakes is a multi-generational experience that will make you want to dance the night away.
Baby Cakes is continually writing, arranging, performing, and recording their music. In November of 2018 they released their self titled debut album, complete with 9 original songs ranging from funky, dancy pop, to a power ballad and some blues, closing out the album with a haunting cover of Fleetwood Mac’s ‘Dreams”‘. With a combined total of more than 70 years of performance experience, Baby Cakes has earned the label, Supergroup.
Drummer and Manager, Kevin Chryst, known widely as Kreestoe, electrifies on the sticks, his brown dreadlocks flying in step with the music, the joy of the work emanating from his face. That energy is balanced well by Baby Cakes’ keyboardist, Richard Keene’s, unparalleled concentration.
Including Chryst, Baby Cakes rhythm section, made up of bassist, Jeff Ballew, phenomenal guitarist and vocalist, Miles Harris solidly backs Baby Cakes’ diminutive lead vocalist, Stephanie Walbon. Her continually impressive vocals reach incredible heights with steady power.
The Cakes’ horn section impresses. On Trumpet, Jeremiah Austin’s intensity meshes well with Cakes’ solid trombone, Mars Lindgren. Both tenor and baritone Saxaphones are played by none other than Thomas Harris, together they’re signature to Baby Cakes’ memorable sound. Baby Cakes is rounded out by the powerful supporting vocals of Kendall Lujan.
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Notable features: MTV US, MTV Japan, NME, RedBull, AXS, iHeart Radio, First To Know, All Access, Galore Magazine, Glamour Magazine, KEXP, SONY Music U, KROQ Los Angeles, EDM.com
Has shared the stage with: Chromeo, Mickey Avalon, Metric, New Politics, Bishop Briggs, DJ Shadow, K.Flay, Future Islands, Vance Joy, Minus The Bear, Bob Moses, LP