Bobby Kimball, original lead singer of Toto, set to rock The Ranch
Bobby Kimball, the original lead singer of Toto, was with the band from 1982-1992 and again from 1998 until the band dissolved in 2008. He continues to perform such hits as Rosanna, Hold the Line, Africa and many more and brings plenty of excitement and enthusiasm to the stage that’ll make this show a must see event.
Phil Varone is an accomplished drummer, music producer and songwriter best known as the founding member of Saigon Kick and for his work with Motley Crue's Vince Neil, Skid Row and others.
Former lead singer of Toto, Bobby Kimball had been in several bands in the late 1970s when he met and became friends with Jeffery Porcaro (then, the drummer with Steely Dan) and David Paich (who had just co-written the Grammy winning Silk Degrees LP with Boz Scaggs). Porcaro and Paich had attended many of Kimball’s rehearsals with his band, S.S. Fools. A few months after leaving the band, Porcaro and Paich asked Kimball to be the lead singer of their new band, Toto.
Toto went on to be nominated for a Grammy for best new band and in 1982 received a record nine Grammy nominations for their album Toto IV, taking home six awards.
Kicking things off for this classic 80s rock show will be Carol-Lyn Liddle, known as Las Vegas’ “Queen of Rock” for having performed in nearly every major hotel/casino in Vegas. Liddle has performed with such powerhouse artists as Aerosmith’s Jimmy Crespo, Bon Jovi’s Hugh McDonald, Heart’s Howard Leese, Whitesnake’s Doug Aldrich and many more. Liddle also performed in concert as back up vocals for “The Rock Pack,” KDIM Entertainment’s wildly successful concert series, which included lead singer of Rock and Roll Hall of Fame band Cheap Trick, Robin Zander, The Tubes’ Fee Waybill, Kansas’ former lead singer Steve Walsh, Starship’s Mickey Thomas, Kimball, and Asia featuring John Payne.
Locally owned KDIM Entertainment, Inc. President Kevin Demers is thrilled to be bringing another great show to Southwest Florida and said, “This is an exciting time for KDIM Entertainment. We couldn’t be happier to have these great artists right here in Southwest Florida. We’re looking forward to the continued success of The Classic Rock Series and the Rock Pack with more shows coming up later this year in Tampa, Miami, Orlando, Mexico and other great places.”
Tickets start as low as $29. A limited number of VIP meet and greet tickets are available for $94. For more information, or to purchase a ticket conveniently online visit TheClassicRockSeries.com , ticketfly.com, theranchfortmyers.com or call Ticketfly toll-free at 1-877-987-6487 or The Ranch box office in Fort Myers at 239-985-9839. Tickets will also be available the day of the show, Friday, Mar. 25 starting at 3 p.m. at The Ranch box office. This event is 21 and over.
About KDIM Entertainment, Inc.
KDIM Entertainment, Inc., the founder of The Classic Rock Series, is locally based in Fort Myers, FL. Local international businessman Kevin Demers and noted Las Vegas rock ‘n roll manager Iggy Magana teamed up in 2014 to form KDIM Entertainment to bring legendary rockers, bands and concerts to venues all across Florida, the United States and internationally. Demers brings over 30 years of successful marketing and business experiences to KDIM, and hosts his own live iHeart Radio talk show. Magana has had a long and storied career in the music business as a talent scout, producer, and manager of some internationally known music and television celebrities. Collectively Demers and Magana have been recognized for their combined leadership and ability to recruit the best people in the music industry for KDIM shows. For more information on tickets and future shows in Miami, Tampa, Orlando, and Mexico featuring former Toto lead singer Bobby Kimball, Cheap Trick lead singer Robin Zander, Kansas’ former lead singer Steve Walsh, The Tubes’ Fee Waybill, and more visit www.KDIMentertainment.com.
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