Tichy/Sutton Productions is pleased to announce the 5th annual Bash Fest at newly renovated The Yost in Santa Ana, CA in January 2018. For three nights, some of music’s most prolific artists have been confirmed to 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 All-Star mayhem to coincide with NAMM, the largest music convention in the US on January 24, 25 & 26, 2018.

For the first time in Bash Fest history, Wednesday, January 24th, 2018 kicks off with All-Star jam night Soundcheck Live. Soundcheck Live is a monthly Hollywood jam series that features some of LA’s most notable touring and session players and marquee musical talent. Steve Ferlazzo of Ferlazzo Productions, creator of Soundcheck Live had this to say, “We’re super excited to kick off this year’s Bash Fest with Soundcheck Live! Big thanks to Brian Tichy and Joe Sutton for bringing the Soundcheck Live experience to The Yost on Wednesday, Jan 24th, 2018! We’re lining up some of the biggest A-list musical talent for an evening of kick-ass music!”

Soundcheck Live has revealed that their house band “The Resident Band” will be comprised of the following players:

Derek Frank – Shania Twain
Glen Sobel – Alice Cooper
Steve Ferlazzo – RSO, Avril Lavigne, Soundcheck Live founder
Carl Restivo – Tom Morello, Satellite Party
Steve Fekete – Gwen Stefani, Avril Lavigne, Vertical Horizon

Also announced are the following guests:

Ace Von Johnson (Faster Pussycat)
Alex Kane (Life, Sex & Death, The Ramones, Sass Jordan)
Brian Tichy (Bonzo Bash, RRR Founder)
Chris Reeve (Filter)
Chris Wyse (Ace Frehley / Owl)
Gabriela (Solo Recording Artist)
Gilby Clarke (Guns N Roses)
Jared James Nichols (Solo Artist)
Johnny Martin (L.A. Guns)
Jude Gold (Jefferson Starship)
Koko Powell (Edgar Winter / Spencer Davis)
Michael Devin (Whitesnake)
Mike Bennett (Richie Kotzen)
Sean Beavan (Nine Inch Nails / Marilyn Manson / 8mm)
Sean McNabb (Dokken / Lynch Mob / Don Felder)
Shawn Duncan (Odin / Killer Bee / DC4)
Stu Hamm (Joe Satriani / Steve Vai)
Tanya O’Callaghan (Maynard James Keenan)

Thursday, January 25th, 2018

The second night of Bash Fest features fan favorite Bonzo Bash. This is the first of these shows the Tichy / Sutton team produced, with the first one taking place September 25th, 2010, on the 30th anniversary of Bonham’s passing. This concept was created by Tichy to celebrate the drummer most consider the greatest in rock n’ roll: John Henry Bonham. They have since taken the show to not only Russia but both US coasts, with BashFest 2018 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.


Carmine Appice (Modern Drummer 2014 Hall of Fame / Bonzo Bash 2013 Legend)
Jason Bittner (Overkill / Shadows Fall)
Deen Castronovo (Revolution Saints / Journey / Ozzy Osbourne / The Dead Daisies)
Jimmy D’Anda (Lies Deceit & Treachery)
Ray Luzier (Korn / KXM)
Khurt Maier (Salty Dog)
Stephen Perkins (Janes’s Addiction)
Gregg Potter (Buddy Rich Band)
Glen Sobel (Alice Cooper)
Mike Terrana (Rage / Yngwie Malmsteen)
Brian Tichy (Bonzo Bash founder)
Phil Varone (Jake E. Lee’s Red Dragon Cartel / Saigon Kick / Skid Row)
& more

The Moby Dicks House Band:

Chas West (Resurrection Kings / Bonham) Vox
Doug Aldrich (Dead Daisies / Whitesnake / Dio / Revolution Saints) Guitar
Phil Soussan (Last In Line / Ozzy Osbourne / Billy Idol) Bass
Steve Ferlazzo (RSO / Soundcheck Live founder) Keys
Brian Tichy (Bonzo Bash founder) – Drums / Guitar

Friday, January 26, 2018

Rounding off the weekend will be the 3rd and final show of Bash Fest taking place on Friday, January 26th, 2018 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 Rhoads performs and his sister Kathy Rhoads D’Argenzio shares her stories making this a very touching and personal experience for all involved.

Featured Musicians:

Doug Aldrich (The Dead Daisies / formerly Whitesnake / DIO)
Michael Angelo Batio (Nitro)
Chris Broderick (Act of Defiance)
Marzi Montazeri (Heavy As Texas / Exhorder)
Monte Pittman (Madonna)
Rowan Robertson (DIO / DC4 / Bang Tango)
Janet Robin (Lindsey Buckingham / Student of Randy Rhoads)
Akira Takasaki (Loudness)
Brian Tichy (RRR founder)
& more

House Band “The Madmen”

Rudy Sarzo (Bass Legend / Ozzy Osbourne / Quiet Riot / Whitesnake / The Guess Who) Bass
Brian Tichy (RRR founder) Drums
Phil Soussan (Last In Line / Ozzy Osbourne / Billy Idol) Bass
Kelle Rhoads (Kelle Rhoads Band) Vox
Steve Ferlazzo (RSO / Soundcheck Live founder) Keys
Dewey Bragg (Bill Ward’s Day Of Errors / Möth / Kill Devil Hill) Vox
Chas West (Resurrection Kings / Bonham) Vox
Pete Shoulder (The Union) Vox
Neil Turbin (Bleed The Hunger / DeathRiders / Anthrax) Vox
+ Kathy Rhoads (Guest Speaker)