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the TEST-TONE BABIES / Bio

BIO/SONG LIST: Denise Osborn’s vocals seem to awe audiences from every age and walk of life. Soul is something she has obviously been blessed with. Music has been central in her life, dwarfed only by what she has called her “most important” job, that of raising her 4 children. But for the past 12 years Denise has been quietly, and sometimes not so quietly, honing her skills in the recording studio and on stage. Now to watch her in the Test Tone Babies, is as much of a delight as hearing her performance of characters from the almost childlike to the sultriness of a femme fatale. It’s no wonder one of her studio clients nicknamed her “Onya”. Denise rocks with the best of them too, including:

Michael Garvin

From the tender age of 18, when he scored his first #1 Billboard hit, Michael knew music was his destiny. Many years later he’s had the success to claim numerous hits of multiple genres, which have been generated worldwide. After moving from his creative bass of Nashville, Tennessee where he has written and produced for several years, the Grammy award winning Michael, returned to his roots in North Louisiana. When he’s not touring worldwide, Michael has joined up with the Test Tone Babies. With his unique skill of expression, he approaches every song with the realization that the soul of the song emits its energy through his tone and expertise…the same stuff the Test Tone Babies are made of.

Rick Willis

One of the few North Louisiana premier bass players known and loved by all is Rick Willis. For over 40 years Rick’s licks have withstood the test of time and continue this day to be the sought after groove. A master musician with the tone and sweetness of a warm peach cobbler, Rick keeps it all looking so smooth and easy that some say he could do it with his eyes closed.

Darren Osborn, is the son of Joe Osborn, arguably the most recorded musician of all time. This early exposure to the pro recording scene, and so many years of playing with Joe, has given him the ability to perform any genre of music that has the ability to transform your experience. He’s been seen on some PBS documentaries, most recently with Kenny Wayne Shepherd, Joe Osborn and others.

The Test-Tone Babies' show has been described as a "musical journey". They most often hear: their performance is "better than the original hits"; The show is different than "the usual"; they are "refreshing and dynamic".

Now is your chance to have the cream that’s floated to the top of the North Louisiana music scene…
The Test Tone Babies!

Call 318-550-6956 for booking today!

SONG LIST

She Will Be Loved...Maroon Five
This Love...Maroon Five
Shambala…B. W. Steveson
Ain’t Too Proud to Beg…the Rolling Stones
Rhiannon...Fleetwood Mac
Smooth Operator …Sade
Brass in Pocket …Pretenders
Wicked Games ..Chris Issac
At Last…E1tta James
Take Me to the River …Talking Heads
Venus …Shocking Blue
By Your Side…Sade
Can’t Do That…Beatles
I Wish…Stevie Wonder
Beast of Burden …the Rolling Stones
Dyer Maker…Led Zeppelin
Oh Darlin’…the Beatles
Summertime…Janis Joplin
Little Wing…Jimi Hendrix
Higher Ground...Stevie Wonder
Chain Gang…the Pretenders
Go Your Own Way…Fleetwood Mac
Moondance…Van Morrison
Strong Enough to be My Man…Sheryl Crow
Let’s Stay Together…Al Green
Heard it Through the Grapevine…California Raisins
Momma Told Me Not to Come…Three Dog Night
Can’t Find My Way Home…Blind Faith
This Thing Called Love…Queen
Signed, sealed and Delivered…Stevie Wonder
Waiting for Tonight...Jennifer Lopez

General Info

Band Members
Denise Osborn - Vocals/acoustic instruments and percussion, Brian Basco - keys/vocals, Gary Graves - bass, Darren Osborn Drums
Artist Name
the TEST-TONE BABIES
Home Page
http://www.reverbnation.com/thetesttonebabies
Active Since
05/12
Genres
Rock / 318-550-6956 / pop/dance/rock

Contact Info

Location
Shreveport, LA
Manager
D.O. Productions

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