Who is Sebastian Bach?
*You could say Sebastian is the singer with the right combination of devilish good looks and the voice of an angel.*
|Sebastian was born April 3, 1968 in the Bahamas. He grew up near Toronto, Canada, and got his singing start with the bands VO5, Kid Wikkid, and Madam X. However, the young singer had yet to know what would come.|
|In 1987, Dave Feld, who had worked with rockers like Ozzy Osbourne and Zakk Wylde, heard Sebastian sing at a wedding. He was so impressed that he had Sebastian make a demo tape -- which he gave to a New Jersey rock band who was on the search for a new singer. Shortly thereafter, Sebastian was flown to Jersey where he met up with the four guys who were soon to be his bandmates. They spontaneously played a few songs at a bar, and it all clicked. The new band, Skid Row, was signed to Atlantic Records, and their debut album was released in 1989.|
The original Skid Row broke up in 1996. For a little while, Sebastian laid low, working on a couple of side projects such as the group The Last Hard Men. However, Sebastian had gotten used to being on the road and playing to crowds, so he also formed his own band, Sebastian Bach and Friends. They set out on a tour, and were embraced by crowds even without having released an album. This reaction spurred the idea for a live album. "Bring Em Bach Alive" was released on Spitfire Records in 1999. The album included live songs recorded in Tokyo, as well as six new studio tracks. The band set off on another tour in 1999/2000.
In June of 2000, he took over the lead role in Broadway's Jekyll and Hyde, surprising his fans and demonstrating how versatile of a singer he really is. His second role on Broadway was Riff Raff in The Rocky Horror Picture Show from October 2001 until January 2002.
|In January of 2002, the first episode of his TV series, Forever Wild, aired on VH1. The rock series ran until the end of April. In May 2002, Sebastian Bach and Friends hit the road again for a few tour dates in the Northeast. Sebastian was then cast as Jesus Christ in a national tour of Jesus Christ Superstar from November 2002 through March 2003. His first DVD, "Forever Wild," will be out soon.|
Thus ends the Bach story...for now.