Billy J. Kramer
Billy J. Kramer (born 19 August 1943 in Bootle, Lancashire, England) is a pop singer. In the 1960s he was managed by Brian Epstein, who also managed The Beatles, and he recorded several original Lennon and McCartney compositions.
The Falling Doves
The Falling Doves are ecstatic to return to the San Diego Beatle Fair in 2017. Currently promoting their sophomore album, Doves of War, which was released September 16 via RMN Records following a string of successful shows in the US, a fifteen date rock tour through the UK, Netherlands and Germany. Where the band recreated the Beatles Aug 17th 1960' Journey to Hamburg , the band performed a goodbye concert at The Jacaranda in Liverpool much like the Beatles, and made their Journey on a van and ferry across the Netherlands to Finally arrive at The Kaiser Keller in Hamburg Germany and perform a long 4 hour set much like the Beatles did in 1960 with the tour concluding in Liverpool UK at the world famous Cavern Club.
The Falling Doves is the culmination of front man Leyva’s years of roadwork, a veteran of numerous bands, recordings and projects. It’s the sum of years of working and recording with artists ranging from power pop legend Phil Solemn (The Rembrandt's) to electronic pioneer Chris Reynolds (Red Flag), local San Diego troubadour Steve Poltz (Jewel), and most recently 2016 Rock & Roll Hall of fame inductee Greg Douglas ( Steve Miller Band ) simultaneously provided mentorship to Christopher Leyva’s songwriting and performance skills.
Born in Hollywood’s jaded streets, Christopher Leyva, Mike Dorsey, Clint Feedersen, and Studio player Skyler Lutes make up the Falling Doves who all share a passion for reviving classic rock with a modern twist. The music is a brilliant blast of killer riffs, Rock & Roll, whiskey laced vocals infused with bits of glam and blues. Sex drenched songs paired up with an aggressive performance style and enchanting lyrical mysticism that echoes another time.
In the past two years, the Falling Doves have taken their music on numerous trips throughout the west coast. They’ve played to ever-increasing crowds, bigger and louder each time; opening for acts such as Peter Murphy, Everclear, Eve 6, Lit, Kansas, Fastball, Gilby Clark, (Guns and Roses) Echo & The Bunnymen, Scott Russo (Unwritten Law), Sidhharta, Story of the Year and Alien Ant Farm to name a few. Since then the band has managed to take over the West Coast & the Las Vegas Music Scene.
Their new album Doves of War, was Produced in part by Rick Parker of (BRMC, Scott Weiland, Lord Huron, and the Dandy Warhol's), and Skyler Lutes in San Diego with additional production by Jason Hill from (Louis XIV, Jett, The Killers, Muse, and Bowie).
- The Falling Doves hold an official residency at the world famous Cavern Club in Liverpool, England, where they return each year as official guests.
- They hold a Bi-Monthly residency at the Las Vegas, SLS Sayers Club.
- Their acclaimed debut album, Ready to Go, picked up substantial airplay around the globe. The album was nominated for Best Pop Album at the 2014 San Diego Music Awards.
- with the release of Doves of War, the prestigious GRAMMY academy invited the Falling Doves to join as active members.
Endorsements include : Black Wing amplifiers, Godin Guitars, G7th capos, Monster Cables, Ernie Ball, Clear-tone & Mesa Boogie, Hoffner,Duesenberg and DW drums.
For more than a decade The Bajabugs, a unique Beatles cover band has been entertaining audiences in San Diego and throughout Southern California.
Founded by bassist and singer Hector Penalosa of the Zeros (also a recipient of ' The Lifetime Achievement Award ' given to him by the San Diego Music Foundation in 2010 ), the band currently includes David Fleminger on lead guitar and vocals, Ron Silva on rhythm guitar and vocals, and Nick ' Nico ' Peters on drums and vocals.
Past and present performances : Beatles' conventions at The Scottish Rite Center in San Diego and the Pasadena Convention Center, The Olympic Training Center, Welcoming To Arms at the San Diego Naval Hospital, Bonita High School Special Education X-mas and Halloween events, annual Adams St. Fair, 2 Mariposa Ice Cream Parlor rooftop gigs, Riviera Supper Club ( monthly gig ), Humphries Backstage Lounge, The Queen Bee,
Town and Country Hotel,The Park Manor, The Imperial House, Bar Pink, the Ken Club, The Casbah, bar Eleven, Soda Bar, Tin Can Ale House, The Ruby Room,
Moose Lodge, numerous weddings, graduations ,birthdays, high school reunions,
fund raisers. Also the Rainbow and Michelli's Resaturant in Hollywood, clubs in Tijuana, Tecate, and Mexicali.