The 5th annual Bash Fest will take place at newly renovated The Yost in Santa Ana, CA 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’s “The Resident Band”:

Derek Frank – Shania Twain

Glen Sobel – Alice Cooper

Steve Ferlazzo – Richie Sambora + Orianthi, Avril Lavigne, Soundcheck Live founder

Carl Restivo – Tom Morello, Satellite Party

Steve Fekete – Gwen Stefani, Avril Lavigne, Vertical Horizon

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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.   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.

Player line-up to date:


Carmine Appice (Modern Drummer 2014 Hall of Fame / Bonzo Bash 2013 Legend)

Deen Castronovo (Revolution Saints / Journey / Ozzy Osbourne / The Dead Daisies)

Jason Bittner (Overkill / Shadows Fall)

Jimmy D’Anda (Lies Deceit & Treachery)

Ray Luzier (Korn / KXM)

Khurt Maier (Salty Dog)

Stephen Perkins (James’s Addiction)

Gregg Potter (Buddy Rich Band)

Glen Sobel (Alice Cooper)

Mike Terrana (Rage / Yngwie Malmsteen)

Brian Tichy (Bonzo Bash founder)
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 (Soundcheck Live founder / Richie Sambora + Orianthi)  – Keys

Brian Tichy (Bonzo Bash founder) – Drums / Guitar


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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 guitarist Randy Rhoads.

Line-up to date:

Michael Angelo Batio (Nitro)

Scotti Hill (Skid Row)

Marzi Montazeri (Heavy As Texas / formerly Phil Anselmo & The Illegals)

Monte Pittman (Madonna)

Rowan Robertson (DIO / DC4 / Bang Tango)

Janet Robin (Lindsey Buckingham / Student of Randy Rhoads)

Akira Takasaki (Loudness)

Ron “Bumblefoot” Thal (Sons of Apollo / Guns N’ Roses)

Brian Tichy (RRR founder)

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 (Richie Sambora- Orianthi / 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)

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