Baby Cakes Bio:
Baby Cakes is an 8-piece powerhouse of highly experienced and talented musicians taking their audiences on a luxurious joyride through the golden age of American Soul, funk, and R&B. Featuring male and female lead vocals, full horn and rhythm sections, Baby Cakes brings to life the spirit, energy, and emotion of the most classic popular 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 also now writing, performing, and recording a suite of new original songs in the spirit of Muscle Shoals. 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, Elkay Stabo, amazing guitarist Matt Van den Heuvel, phenomenal guitarist and vocalist, Miles Harris, and stellar saxophonist, Dylan Hermansen solidly back Baby Cakes’ diminutive lead vocalist, Stephanie Walbon. Her continually impressive vocals reach incredible heights with steady power.
The Cakes’ horn section impresses. Trumpet Jeremiah Austin’s intensity meshes well with Cakes’ solid trombone, Mars Lindgren. Baby Cakes memorable sound is rounded out nicely by the supporting vocals of Julianne Thoma.
Hailing from the Bellingham area, Baby Cakes performs throughout the Pacific Northwest.